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Recent Texas Lottery Rulemaking Proceedings

The table on this page lists the Texas Lottery Commission’s (Commission) recent rulemaking proceedings to amend, repeal, or add new rules. Rule proposals listed on this page have been approved by the Commission at a public meeting for submission to the Texas Register for publication to receive public comment. Rulemaking information will be maintained on this page for a period of approximately one year after the end of the rulemaking proceeding.

The column headings indicate the status of each rulemaking proceeding. For rules that have been published in the Texas Register, a link is provided to the Texas Register issue. The first two columns of the table indicate the rule number, rule title, and contact person for the rule proposals.

Proposed rules are typically published in the Texas Register about two weeks after the meeting at which the Commission approves publication. To provide for review of proposed rules before publication, the Commission makes the rule text available on the Commission’s website, and the text may be accessed by clicking on the approval date in the “Proposal Approved at Commission Meeting” column. [Note: The official version of the rule text appears in the Texas Register.]

Once the proposal is published in the Texas Register (published each Friday), a link to the Texas Register official version will be added to the “Proposal Published in the Texas Register” column.

If you wish to comment on a proposed rule, you may submit your public comment by:

  • Facsimile to (512) 344-5189, Attn: General Counsel – Rulemaking;
  • United States Mail to: General Counsel – Rulemaking, Texas Lottery Commission,
    P.O. Box 16630, Austin, TX 78761-6630; or
  • Email legal.input@lottery.state.tx.us

The Commission must receive your public comment no later than 5:00 p.m. on the comment ending date, which is specified in the “Comment Period Ends” column.

If the rule is approved and adopted by the Commission, the date of that action will be added to the “Adoption Approved at Commission Meeting” column, and that date will contain a link to the Commission’s rule text version of the adopted rule. [Note: The official version of the rule text appears in the Texas Register.]

For rules adopted by the Commission, the “Adoption Published in the Texas Register” column links to the Texas Register official version, and the last column provides the effective date of the adopted rule.

For more information, you may contact the Commission’s Legal Services Division at (512) 344-5000.

Proposed Rules

TAC Section Number Rule Title and Contact Person Proposal Approved at Commission Meeting Proposal Published in the Texas Register Public Comment Hearing Comment Period Ends Adoption Approved at Commission Meeting Adoption Published in the Texas Register Effective Date of Adoption
Amendments to §§ 403.101, .110, .301, .600, and .800 Open Records; Petition for Adoption of Rule Changes; Historically Underutilized Businesses; Complaint Review Process; and Savings Incentive Program (Deanne Rienstra)  04/08/21 04/23/21 n/a 05/24/21 06/10/21 06/25/21
Amendments to §§ 401.305, .312, and .317 "Lotto Texas" Draw Game Rule, "Texas Two Step" Draw Game Rule, and "Powerball" Draw Game Rule (Kyle Wolfe) 12/03/20 12/18/20 n/a 01/18/21 02/11/21 02/26/21 03/04/21

Amendments to §§ 402.200, .300, .301, .400, .401, .404, .408, .420, .450, .451, .502, .503, .511, .601, .602, .700, .702, and .703

General Restrictions on the Conduct of Bingo; Pull-Tab Bingo; Bingo Card/Paper; General Licensing Provisions; Temporary License; License Classes and Fees; Designation of Members; Qualifications and Requirements for Conductor’s License; Request for Waiver; Operating Capital; Charitable Use of Net Proceeds Recordkeeping; Bingo Gift Certificates; Required Inventory Records; Interest on Delinquent Tax; Waiver of Penalty, Settlement of Prize Fees, Rental Tax, Penalty and/or Interest); Denials; Suspensions; Revocations; Hearings; Disqualifying Convictions; and Audit Policy (Tyler Vance) 08/06/20 08/21/20 09/09/20 09/21/20 10/01/20 10/16/20 10/22/20
Amendments to §§ 401.158, .160, .301, .302, .304, .305, .307, .308, .312, .315, .316, .317, .320, .321, .322, .351, .353, .355, .363, .366, and .368 Suspension or Revocation of License; Standard Penalty Chart; General Definitions; Scratch Ticket Game Rules; Draw Game Rules (General); "Lotto Texas®" Draw Game Rule; "Pick 3" Draw Game Rule; "Cash Five" Draw Game Rule; "Texas Two Step" Draw Game Rule; "Mega Millions" Draw Game Rule; "Daily 4" Draw Game Rule; "Powerball®" Draw Game Rule; "All or Nothing" Draw Game Rule; Instant Game Tickets Containing Non-English Words; "Texas Triple Chance" Draw Game Rule; Proceeds from Ticket Sales; Retailer Settlements, Financial Obligations, and Commissions; Restricted Sales; Retailer Record; Compliance with All Applicable Laws; and Lottery Ticket Vending Machines (Kyle Wolfe) 06/11/20 06/26/20 n/a 07/26/20 08/06/20 08/21/20 08/30/20