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TITLE 16ECONOMIC REGULATION
PART 9TEXAS LOTTERY COMMISSION
CHAPTER 402CHARITABLE BINGO OPERATIONS DIVISION
SUBCHAPTER DLICENSING REQUIREMENTS
RULE §402.413Military Service Members, Military Veterans, and Military Spouses

(a) The following terms used in this section are defined in §55.001 of the Occupations Code as follows:

  (1) "Active duty" means current full-time military service in the armed forces of the United States or active duty military service as a member of the Texas military forces, as defined by §437.001, Government Code, or similar military service of another state.

  (2) "Armed forces of the United States" means the army, navy, air force, coast guard, or marine corps of the United States or a reserve unit of one of those branches of the armed forces.

  (3) "Military service member" means a person who is on active duty.

  (4) "Military spouse" means a person who is married to a military service member.

  (5) "Military veteran" means a person who has served on active duty and who was discharged or released from active duty.

(b) As soon as practicable after a military service member, military veteran, or military spouse applies in his or her individual capacity for a commercial lessor license, distributor license, manufacturer license, or listing on the bingo worker registry, the Commission will process the application and, if warranted, issue the license or list the applicant on the bingo worker registry. A military service member or military veteran must provide the Commission with definitive proof of his or her current or prior military service. A military spouse must provide the Commission with:

  (1) definitive proof of his or her spouse's current military service; and

  (2) his or her official marriage certificate or other definitive proof of his or her marriage to a military service member.

(c) The Commission will waive the license fee for a military service member or military veteran that applies in his or her individual capacity for a commercial lessor license, distributor license, or manufacturer license. The applicant must provide the Commission with definitive proof of the applicant's current or prior military service.

(d) The Commission will waive the license fee for a military spouse that applies in his or her individual capacity for a commercial lessor license, distributor license, or manufacturer license, provided that the applicant holds a current license issued by another state or jurisdiction that is substantially equivalent to the license for which the applicant is applying. The applicant must provide the Commission with:

  (1) definitive proof of his or her spouse's current military service;

  (2) his or her official marriage certificate or other definitive proof of his or her marriage to a military service member; and

  (3) a photocopy of his or her current out-of-state license that is substantially equivalent to the license for which the applicant is applying.

(e) An individual licensed in his or her individual capacity as a commercial lessor, distributor, or manufacturer is exempt from the late license renewal fee provided for in §402.411(e) of this chapter if the individual can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Commission, that the individual failed to renew his or her license in a timely manner because the individual was serving as a military service member.


Source Note: The provisions of this §402.413 adopted to be effective August 1, 2016, 41 TexReg 5546; amended to be effective December 31, 2017, 42 TexReg 7392

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