|(a) The commission, through the executive director,
may suspend the license of a person arrested or indicted for a felony
offense which would constitute an immediate peril to the public health,
safety or welfare if the person were to remain licensed during the
pendency of criminal proceedings.
(b) By virtue of their nature, the following felony
arrests constitute immediate peril:
(1) Sexual offenses;
(2) Assaultive offenses; and
(3) Offenses classified under Chapter 39 or section
31.03(f) of the Texas Penal Code.
(c) If an offense constitutes immediate peril, the
commission will notify the person of the summary suspension order
and the intention to initiate proceedings within 30 days of the commission’s
(d) A person may request a hearing regarding the summary
suspension within 20 days after the summary suspension order is received.
Otherwise, the license may be suspended until final disposition of
(e) The effective date of this section is May 1, 2017.