Texas Government Code

Sec. § 411.186


The department shall revoke a license under this section if the license holder:


was not entitled to the license at the time it was issued;


made a material misrepresentation or failed to disclose a material fact in an application submitted under this subchapter;


subsequently becomes ineligible for a license under Section 411.172 (Eligibility), unless the sole basis for the ineligibility is that the license holder is charged with the commission of a Class A or Class B misdemeanor or equivalent offense, or of an offense under Section 42.01 (Disorderly Conduct), Penal Code, or equivalent offense, or of a felony under an information or indictment;


is convicted of an offense under Section 46.035 (Unlawful Carrying of Handgun by License Holder), Penal Code;


is determined by the department to have engaged in conduct constituting a reason to suspend a license listed in Section 411.187 (Suspension of License)(a) after the person’s license has been previously suspended twice for the same reason; or


submits an application fee that is dishonored or reversed if the applicant fails to submit a cashier’s check or money order made payable to the “Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas” in the amount of the dishonored or reversed fee, plus $25, within 30 days of being notified by the department that the fee was dishonored or reversed.


If a peace officer believes a reason listed in Subsection (a) to revoke a license exists, the officer shall prepare an affidavit on a form provided by the department stating the reason for the revocation of the license and giving the department all of the information available to the officer at the time of the preparation of the form. The officer shall attach the officer’s reports relating to the license holder to the form and send the form and attachments to the appropriate division of the department at its Austin headquarters not later than the fifth working day after the date the form is prepared. The officer shall send a copy of the form and the attachments to the license holder. If the license holder has not surrendered the license or the license was not seized as evidence, the license holder shall surrender the license to the appropriate division of the department not later than the 10th day after the date the license holder receives the notice of revocation from the department, unless the license holder requests a hearing from the department. The license holder may request that the justice court in the justice court precinct in which the license holder resides review the revocation as provided by Section 411.180 (Notification of Denial, Revocation, or Suspension of License; Review). If a request is made for the justice court to review the revocation and hold a hearing, the license holder shall surrender the license on the date an order of revocation is entered by the justice court.


A license holder whose license is revoked for a reason listed in Subsections (a)(1)-(5) may reapply as a new applicant for the issuance of a license under this subchapter after the second anniversary of the date of the revocation if the cause for revocation does not exist on the date of the second anniversary. If the cause for revocation exists on the date of the second anniversary after the date of revocation, the license holder may not apply for a new license until the cause for revocation no longer exists and has not existed for a period of two years.


A license holder whose license is revoked under Subsection (a)(6) may reapply for an original or renewed license at any time, provided the application fee and a dishonored payment charge of $25 is paid by cashier’s check or money order made payable to the “Texas Department of Public Safety.”
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. 9.09(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1065 (H.B. 1483), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 11.11, eff. September 1, 2009.

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