Texas Transportation Code - TRANSP § 521.245. Required Counseling

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(a) If the petitioner's license has been suspended under Chapter 524 or 724, the court shall require the petitioner to attend a program approved by the court that is designed to provide counseling and rehabilitation services to persons for alcohol dependence.  This requirement shall be stated in the order granting the occupational license.

(b) The program required under Subsection (a) may not be the program provided by Section 521.344 or by Article 42A.403 or 42A.404, Code of Criminal Procedure.

(c) The court may require the person to report periodically to the court to verify that the person is attending the required program.

(d) On finding that the person is not attending the program as required, the court may revoke the order granting the occupational license.  The court shall send a certified copy of the order revoking the license to the department.

(e) On receipt of the copy under Subsection (d), the department shall suspend the person's occupational license for:

(1) 60 days, if the original driver's license suspension was under Chapter 524;  or

(2) 120 days, if the original driver's license suspension was under Chapter 724.

(f) A suspension under Subsection (e):

(1) takes effect on the date on which the court signs the order revoking the occupational license;  and

(2) is cumulative of the original suspension.

(g) A person is not eligible for an occupational license during a period of suspension under Subsection (e).

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