Texas Government Code

Sec. § 411.1881
Exemption From Instruction for Certain Persons


Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, a person may not be required to complete the range instruction portion of a handgun proficiency course to obtain a license issued under this subchapter if the person:


is currently serving in or is honorably discharged from:


the army, navy, air force, coast guard, or marine corps of the United States or an auxiliary service or reserve unit of one of those branches of the armed forces; or


the Texas military forces, as defined by Section 437.001 (Definitions); and


has, within the 10 years preceding the date of the person’s application for the license, completed as part of the person’s service with the armed forces or Texas military forces:


a course of training in firearm proficiency or familiarization; or


a range qualification process for firearm usage.


The director by rule shall adopt a procedure by which a license holder who is exempt under Subsection (a) from the range instruction portion of the handgun proficiency requirement may submit a form demonstrating the license holder’s qualification for an exemption under that subsection. The form must provide sufficient information to allow the department to verify whether the license holder qualifies for the exemption.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 132 (H.B. 685), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1217 (S.B. 1536), Sec. 3.04, eff. September 1, 2013.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1387 (H.B. 48), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2013.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1099 (H.B. 3784), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2017.

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