Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 521.272
Renewal of License Issued to Certain Sex Offenders


(a)

The department may issue an original or renewal driver’s license to a person whose driver’s license or personal identification certificate record indicates that the person is subject to the registration requirements of Chapter 62 (Sex Offender Registration Program), Code of Criminal Procedure, only if the person:

(1)

applies in person for the issuance of a license under this section; and

(2)

pays the fee required by Section 521.421 (License Fees; Examination Fees)(h).

(b)

Notwithstanding Section 521.143 (Evidence of Financial Responsibility Required), a person is not required to provide proof of financial responsibility to receive the person’s initial driver’s license under this section.

(c)

Notwithstanding Sections 521.271 (License Expiration) and 521.2711, a driver’s license issued under this section, including a renewal, duplicate, or corrected license, expires:

(1)

if the license holder is a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States or a refugee or asylee lawfully admitted into the United States, on the first birthday of the license holder occurring after the date of application, except that:

(A)

the initial license issued under this section expires on the second birthday of the license holder occurring after the date of application, subject to Paragraph (B); and

(B)

a license issued under this section to a person described by Article 62.2021 (Requirements Relating to Driver’s License or Personal Identification Certificate: Individuals Residing at Civil Commitment Center), Code of Criminal Procedure, expires on the sixth anniversary of the date on which the license was issued; or

(2)

if the applicant is not described by Subdivision (1), on the earlier of:

(A)

the expiration date of the applicant’s authorized stay in the United States; or

(B)

as applicable:

(i)

the first birthday of the license holder occurring after the date of application;

(ii)

if the license holder holds an initial license issued under this section, the second birthday of the license holder occurring after the date of application; or

(iii)

if the license holder is a person described by Article 62.2021 (Requirements Relating to Driver’s License or Personal Identification Certificate: Individuals Residing at Civil Commitment Center), Code of Criminal Procedure, the sixth anniversary of the date on which the license was issued.

(d)

Subsection (c) does not apply to a:

(1)

provisional license;

(2)

learner license issued under Section 521.222 (Learner License); or

(3)

hardship license issued under Section 521.223 (Hardship License).
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1401, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 2000. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 546, Sec. 4, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 4 (S.B. 1), Sec. 72.10, eff. September 28, 2011.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 34 (S.B. 1576), Sec. 36, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1059 (H.B. 3050), Sec. 11, eff. September 1, 2017.
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