Texas Code of Criminal Procedure - CRIM P Art. 42A.406. Effect of Educational Program Requirements on Driving Record and License

(a) If a defendant is required as a condition of community supervision to attend an educational program under Article 42A.403 or 42A.404 , or if the court waives the educational program requirement under Article 42A.403 or the defendant successfully completes equivalent education under Article 42A.4045 , the court clerk shall immediately report that fact to the Department of Public Safety, on a form prescribed by the department, for inclusion in the defendant's driving record.  If the court grants an extension of time in which the defendant may complete the educational program under Article 42A.403 , the court clerk shall immediately report that fact to the Department of Public Safety on a form prescribed by the department.  The clerk's report under this subsection must include the beginning date of the defendant's community supervision.

(b) On the defendant's successful completion of an educational program under Article 42A.403 or 42A.404 , the defendant's instructor shall give notice to the Department of Public Safety for inclusion in the defendant's driving record and to the community supervision and corrections department.  The community supervision and corrections department shall forward the notice to the court clerk for filing.

(b-1) Upon release from a residential treatment facility at which the person successfully completed equivalent education under Article 42A.4045 , at the request of the court clerk, the director of the residential treatment facility shall give notice to the Department of Public Safety for inclusion in the person's driving record.

(c) If the Department of Public Safety does not receive notice that a defendant required to complete an educational program has successfully completed the program within the period required by the judge under this subchapter, as shown on department records, the department, as provided by Sections 521.344(e) and (f), Transportation Code , shall:

(1) revoke the defendant's driver's license;  or

(2) prohibit the defendant from obtaining a license.

(d) The Department of Public Safety may not reinstate a license revoked under Subsection (c) as the result of an educational program requirement imposed under Article 42A.403 unless the defendant whose license was revoked applies to the department for reinstatement of the license and pays to the department a reinstatement fee of $100.  The Department of Public Safety shall remit all fees collected under this subsection to the comptroller for deposit in the general revenue fund.


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