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RULE §311.5License Categories and Fees

(a) An applicant for a license must submit with the application documents the license fee in the amount set by the Commission in subsection (d) of this section.

(b) A license fee paid at a racetrack or at the Commission's headquarters must be paid by a money order, a certified check, a cashier's check, a credit card, or a personal check. The executive secretary may approve payment in cash at a racetrack if the association submits a plan that is approved by the executive secretary. The plan shall provide for the safety and security of the licensing office where the cash will be received and stored and licensing employees who will be responsible for handling and depositing the cash received. A license fee paid through the Texas OnLine portal may be paid by any method approved by the Texas OnLine Authority.

(c) Association Employees. Association employees in the following occupations must hold valid licenses issued by the Commission to work on association grounds:

  (1) Adoption Program Personnel--A person employed by a greyhound association to work with an adoption program.

  (2) Announcer--A person employed to announce races.

  (3) Assistant Starter--A person employed to perform duties required by the Starter at the starting gate of a horse racetrack.

  (4) Association Management Staff--A person employed to manage a department and who has the authority to hire or fire other employees or whose recommendations as to hiring and firing decisions are given particular weight.

  (5) Association Officer/Director--A person employed as an officer of an association or who serves on an association's board of directors or management committee.

  (6) Association Staff (with Access to Backside or Secured Areas)--A person employed to provide various services on the backside or in areas of a racetrack that are required by the Commission to be secured. These services may include, but are not limited to, clerical, accounting, admissions, food service, housekeeping, and general maintenance.

  (7) Association Veterinarian--A person employed to provide veterinary services for greyhounds.

  (8) Law Enforcement--A person employed as a security officer who is commissioned as a Texas peace officer.

  (9) Lead Out--A person employed to lead greyhounds in the post parade to the starting box.

  (10) Maintenance--A person employed to work or maintain the racetrack.

  (11) Medical Staff--A person employed directly by the association to provide medical assistance.

  (12) Mutuel Clerk--A person employed to work at the betting windows.

  (13) Mutuel Other--A person employed in the mutuel department in a capacity other than mutuel clerk.

  (14) Racing Official--A person employed to act as an official under Chapter 313 of this Title (relating to Officials and Rules of Horse Racing) or Chapter 315 of this Title (relating to Officials and Rules for Greyhound Racing).

  (15) Security Officer--A person employed to provide security for the racetrack grounds.

  (16) Test Technician--A person employed to collect blood and urine samples and provide other services in the test barn or testing area.

  (17) Test Barn Escort--A person employed to lead horses from the finish line to the test barn for post race testing.

  (18) Valet--A person employed to assist jockeys with their tack and silks in the jockeys' rooms.

(d) The fee for an occupational license is as follows:

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Source Note: The provisions of this §311.5 adopted to be effective October 21, 1999, 24 TexReg 8973; amended to be effective June 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 3624; amended to be effective May 10, 2004, 29 TexReg 4148; amended to be effective September 8, 2004, 29 TexReg 8510; amended to be effective August 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 4526; amended to be effective March 6, 2012, 37 TexReg 1508; amended to be effective January 10, 2013, 38 TexReg 244; amended to be effective July 11, 2013, 38 TexReg 4318; amended to be effective July 30, 2017, 42 TexReg 3637; amended to be effective September 4, 2018, 43 TexReg 5679

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