Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1882
Evidence of Handgun Proficiency for Certain Persons


A person who is serving in this state as the attorney general or as a judge or justice of a federal court, as an active judicial officer as defined by Section 411.201 (Active and Retired Judicial Officers), as a United States attorney, assistant United States attorney, assistant attorney general, district attorney, assistant district attorney, criminal district attorney, assistant criminal district attorney, county attorney, or assistant county attorney, as a supervision officer as defined by Article 42A.001 (Definitions), Code of Criminal Procedure, or as a juvenile probation officer may establish handgun proficiency for the purposes of this subchapter by obtaining from a handgun proficiency instructor approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement for purposes of Section 1702.1675 (Training Programs), Occupations Code, a sworn statement that indicates that the person, during the 12-month period preceding the date of the person’s application to the department, demonstrated to the instructor proficiency in the use of handguns.


The director by rule shall adopt a procedure by which a person described under Subsection (a) may submit a form demonstrating the person’s qualification for an exemption under that subsection. The form must provide sufficient information to allow the department to verify whether the person qualifies for the exemption.


A license issued under this section automatically expires on the six-month anniversary of the date the person’s status under Subsection (a) becomes inapplicable. A license that expires under this subsection may be renewed under Section 411.185 (License Renewal Procedure).
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1222 (H.B. 2300), Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1146 (H.B. 2730), Sec. 11.14, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 93 (S.B. 686), Sec. 2.24, eff. May 18, 2013.
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1302 (H.B. 3142), Sec. 9, eff. June 14, 2013.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1029 (H.B. 1376), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2015.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 324 (S.B. 1488), Sec. 23.008, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1143 (H.B. 435), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2017.
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