Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.174
Application


(a)

An applicant for a license to carry a handgun must submit to the directors designee described by Section 411.176:

(1)

a completed application on a form provided by the department that requires only the information listed in Subsection (b);

(2)

one or more photographs of the applicant that meet the requirements of the department;

(3)

a certified copy of the applicants birth certificate or certified proof of age;

(4)

proof of residency in this state;

(5)

two complete sets of legible and classifiable fingerprints of the applicant taken by a person appropriately trained in recording fingerprints who is employed by a law enforcement agency or by a private entity designated by a law enforcement agency as an entity qualified to take fingerprints of an applicant for a license under this subchapter;

(6)

a nonrefundable application and license fee of $40 paid to the department;

(7)

evidence of handgun proficiency, in the form and manner required by the department;

(8)

an affidavit signed by the applicant stating that the applicant:

(A)

has read and understands each provision of this subchapter that creates an offense under the laws of this state and each provision of the laws of this state related to use of deadly force; and

(B)

fulfills all the eligibility requirements listed under Section 411.172; and

(9)

a form executed by the applicant that authorizes the director to make an inquiry into any noncriminal history records that are necessary to determine the applicants eligibility for a license under Section 411.172(a).

(b)

An applicant must provide on the application a statement of the applicants:

(1)

full name and place and date of birth;

(2)

race and sex;

(3)

residence and business addresses for the preceding five years;

(4)

hair and eye color;

(5)

height and weight;

(6)

drivers license number or identification certificate number issued by the department;

(7)

criminal history record information of the type maintained by the department under this chapter, including a list of offenses for which the applicant was arrested, charged, or under an information or indictment and the disposition of the offenses; and

(8)

history, if any, of treatment received by, commitment to, or residence in:

(A)

a drug or alcohol treatment center licensed to provide drug or alcohol treatment under the laws of this state or another state, but only if the treatment, commitment, or residence occurred during the preceding five years; or

(B)

a psychiatric hospital.

(b-1)

The application must provide space for the applicant to:

(1)

list any military service that may qualify the applicant to receive a license with a veterans designation under Section 411.179(e); and

(2)

include proof required by the department to determine the applicants eligibility to receive that designation.

(c)

The department shall distribute on request a copy of this subchapter and application materials.

(d)

The department may not request or require an applicant to provide the applicants social security number as part of an application under this section.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 10.01(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 9.06(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 486 (H.B. 322), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 11.04, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 396 (S.B. 164), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 665 (H.B. 1349), Sec. 2, eff. January 1, 2014.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 437 (H.B. 910), Sec. 19, eff. January 1, 2016.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 179 (S.B. 16), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.
Sec. 411.1741. VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION TO FUND FOR VETERANS ASSISTANCE. (a) When a person applies for an original or renewal license to carry a concealed handgun under this subchapter, the person may make a voluntary contribution in any amount to the fund for veterans assistance established by Section 434.017.

(b)

The department shall:

(1)

include space on the first page of each application for an original or renewal license to carry a concealed handgun that allows a person applying for an original or renewal license to carry a concealed handgun to indicate the amount that the person is voluntarily contributing to the fund; and

(2)

provide an opportunity for the person to contribute to the fund during the application process for an original or renewal license to carry a concealed handgun on the departments Internet website.

(c)

The department shall send any contribution made under this section to the comptroller for deposit in the state treasury to the credit of the fund for veterans assistance not later than the 14th day of each month. Before sending the money to the fund, the department may deduct money equal to the amount of reasonable expenses for administering this section.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 821 (H.B. 3710), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2015.
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