(a) A person who is licensed as a peace officer under Chapter 1701, Occupations Code, and employed as a peace officer by a law enforcement agency, or who is a member of the Texas military forces, excluding Texas State Guard members who are serving in the Texas Legislature, may apply for a license under this subchapter.
(a-1) An applicant who is a peace officer shall submit to the department:
(1) the name and rank of the applicant; and
(2) a current copy of the applicant's peace officer license and evidence of employment as a peace officer.
(a-2) The department shall adopt rules regarding the information required to be included in an application submitted by a member of the Texas military forces under this section.
(b) The department may issue a license under this subchapter to an applicant under this section if the applicant complies with Subsection (a-1) or rules adopted under Subsection (a-2), as applicable.
(b-1) An applicant under this section who is a peace officer and who complies with Subsection (a-1) and the other requirements of this subchapter is not required to complete the handgun proficiency course described by Section 411.188 to obtain a license under this subchapter.
(c) The department shall waive any fee required for a license issued under this subchapter to an applicant under this section.
(d) A license issued under this section expires as provided by Section 411.183 .
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