(a) A person whose license has been suspended for a cause other than a physical or mental disability or impairment or a conviction of an offense under Sections 49.04 - 49.08, Penal Code , may apply for an occupational license by filing a verified petition with the clerk of a justice, county, or district court with jurisdiction that includes the precinct or county in which:
(1) the person resides; or
(2) the offense occurred for which the license was suspended.
(b) A person may apply for an occupational license by filing a verified petition only with the clerk of the court in which the person was convicted if:
(1) the person's license has been automatically suspended or canceled under this chapter for a conviction of an offense under the laws of this state; and
(2) the person has not been issued, in the 10 years preceding the date of the filing of the petition, more than one occupational license after a conviction under the laws of this state.
(c) A petition filed under this section must set forth in detail the person's essential need.
(d) A petition filed under Subsection (b) must state that the petitioner was convicted in that court for an offense under the laws of this state.
(e) The clerk of the court shall file the petition as in any other matter.
(f) A court may not grant an occupational license for the operation of a commercial motor vehicle to which Chapter 522 applies.
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