Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 522.052
Renewal of License


(a)

Except as provided by Subsection (g), a commercial drivers license issued by the department may be renewed in the year preceding the expiration date.

(b)

Except as provided by Section 522.054, a renewal of a commercial drivers license that has been expired for less than one year expires eight years after the expiration date shown on the commercial drivers license.

(c)

Except as provided by Section 522.054, a renewal of a commercial drivers license that has been expired for at least one year but not more than two years expires seven years after the applicants last birthday.

(d)

If a commercial drivers license has been expired for more than two years, the person must make an application and meet the requirements for original issuance of a commercial drivers license.

(e)

A commercial learners permit may be renewed once for an additional 180 days without requiring the applicant to retake the general and endorsement knowledge tests.

(f)

For purposes of this section, a persons “last birthday” is the birthday that occurs on or before the date of issuance.

(g)

A commercial drivers license issued under Section 522.033 (Commercial Drivers License Issued to Certain Sex Offenders) or to which Section 522.054 applies may not be renewed before the 60th day preceding the expiration date.

(h)

A renewal commercial drivers license issued to a person whose residence or domicile is a correctional facility or a parole facility expires on the first birthday of the license holder occurring after the first anniversary of the date of issuance.

(i)

Unless the information has been previously provided to the department, the department shall require each applicant for a renewal or duplicate commercial drivers license to furnish to the department:

(1)

proof of the applicants United States citizenship; or

(2)

documentation described by Section 521.142 (Application for Original License)(a).

(j)

The department may not deny a renewal or duplicate commercial drivers license to an applicant who provides documentation described by Section 521.142 (Application for Original License)(a) based on the duration of the persons authorized stay in the United States, as indicated by the documentation presented under Section 521.142 (Application for Original License)(a).

(k)

Except as provided by Section 522.054, a renewal of a commercial drivers license with a hazardous materials endorsement that has been expired for less than one year expires five years after the expiration date shown on the commercial drivers license.

(l)

Except as provided by Section 522.054, a renewal of a commercial drivers license with a hazardous materials endorsement that has been expired for at least one year but not more than two years expires five years after the applicants last birthday.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1372, Sec. 7, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 546, Sec. 12, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 358 (S.B. 1258), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 37 (H.B. 84), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1288 (H.B. 2161), Sec. 8, eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., 1st C.S., Ch. 4 (S.B. 1), Sec. 72.15, eff. September 28, 2011.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 752 (H.B. 1888), Sec. 23, eff. January 1, 2016.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 595 (S.B. 616), Sec. 7.006, eff. September 1, 2019.
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