Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.1992
Former Reserve Law Enforcement Officers


(a)

A person who served as a reserve law enforcement officer, as defined by Section 1701.001, Occupations Code, not less than a total of 15 years with one or more state or local law enforcement agencies may apply for a license under this subchapter at any time.

(b)

The applicant shall submit to the department two complete sets of legible and classifiable fingerprints and a sworn statement from the head of the law enforcement agency at which the applicant last served as a reserve law enforcement officer. A head of a law enforcement agency may not refuse to issue a statement under this subsection. If the applicant alleges that the statement is untrue, the department shall investigate the validity of the statement. The statement must include:

(1)

the name and rank of the applicant;

(2)

the status of the applicant;

(3)

whether the applicant was accused of misconduct at any time during the applicants term of service and the disposition of that accusation;

(4)

a description of the physical and mental condition of the applicant;

(5)

a list of the types of weapons the applicant demonstrated proficiency with during the applicants term of service; and

(6)

a recommendation from the agency head regarding the issuance of a license under this subchapter.

(c)

The department may issue a license under this subchapter to an applicant under this section if the applicant was a reserve law enforcement officer for not less than a total of 15 years with one or more state or local law enforcement agencies and is physically and emotionally fit to possess a handgun.

(d)

An applicant under this section must pay a fee of $25 for a license issued under this subchapter.

(e)

A former reserve law enforcement officer who obtains a license as provided by this section must maintain, for the category of weapon licensed, the proficiency required for the person under Section 1701.357, Occupations Code. The department or the local law enforcement agency at which the person last served as a reserve law enforcement officer shall allow the person an opportunity to annually demonstrate the required proficiency. The proficiency shall be reported to the department on application and renewal.

(f)

A license issued under this section expires as provided by Section 411.183.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1080 (H.B. 3370), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.
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