Recent Texas Lottery Rulemaking Proceedings

This page lists the TLC's recent rulemaking proceedings to change or delete existing rules, or to add new rules. Rules listed on this page have been approved for submission to the Texas Register for publication for public comment. Except where noted, these proposals have not been adopted.

The column headings indicate the status of each rule proceeding. For rules that have been published in the Texas Register, a link is provided to the Texas Register issue.

For rules that have been adopted, the last two columns link to the Texas Register issue which includes the adopted rule and indicate the effective date for the rule. Dates on which rules are proposed and/or adopted at commission meetings are not posted until the rule has been published in the Texas Register. Rulemaking information will be maintained on this page for a period of approximately one year for reference purposes. 

For more information please feel free to contact our office at 512-344-5000.

Explanation of Texas Lottery Rulemaking Proceedings Table

Proposed Rules

TAC Section Number Rule Title and Contact Person Proposal Approved at Commission Meeting for Submission to the Texas Register Proposal Published in the Texas Register Comment Hearing Comment Period Ends Adoption Approved at Commission Meeting Adoption Published in Texas Register Effective Date of Adopton
Amendments to §401.308 "Cash Five" Draw Game Rule (Deanne Rienstra)  04/12/18 04/27/18  05/09/18  05/29/18       
Amendments to §§402.102, 402.300, and 402.402  Bingo Advisory Committee, Pull-Tab Bingo and Registry of Bingo Workers (Bob Biard)  04/12/18 04/27/18  05/09/18  05/29/18       
New §403.800 Savings Incentive Program (Bob Biard)  02/08/18 02/23/18  n/a  03/26/18   04/12/18   04/27/18  05/03/18
Amendments to §401.305 "Lotto Texas" On-Line Game Rule (Deanne Rienstra)  10/05/17 10/20/17  11/08/17  11/20/17   02/08/18   02/23/18  03/01/18
Amendments to §401.317 "Powerball" On-Line Game Rule (Deanne Rienstra)  10/05/17 10/20/17  n/a  11/20/17   02/08/18   02/23/18   03/01/18
Amendments to 16 TAC §§401.158 (Suspension or Revocation of License), 401.160 (Standard Penalty Chart), 401.301 (General Definitions), 401.302 (Instant Game Rules), 401.304 (On-Line Game Rules (General)), 401.307 (“Pick 3” On-Line Game Rule), 401.308 (“Cash Five” On-Line Game), 401.312 (“Texas Two Step” On-Line Game), 401.316 (“Daily 4” On-Line Game Rule), 401.320 (“All or Nothing” On-Line Game Rule), 401.322 (“Texas Triple Chance” Lottery Game), 401.353 (Retailer Settlements, Financial Obligations, and Commissions), 401.361 (Required Purchases of Lottery Tickets), 401.364 (Training), and 401.370 (Retailer’s Financial Responsibility for Lottery Tickets Received and Subsequently Stolen or Lost) Ryan Mindell  10/05/17 10/20/17  n/a  11/20/17  12/07/17  12/22/17  12/31/2017
Amendments to §§402.400 (General Licensing Provisions), 402.401 (Temporary License), 402.402 (Registry of Bingo Workers), 402.404 (License and Registry Fees), 402.405 (Temporary Authorization), 402.407 (Unit Manager), 402.410 (Amendment of a License – General Provisions), 402.411 (License Renewal), 402.413 (Military Service Members, Military Veterans, and Military Spouses), 402.420 (Qualifications and Requirements for Conductor’s License), 402.422 (Amendment to a Regular License to Conduct Charitable Bingo), 402.424 (Amendment of a License by Electronic Mail, Telephone or Facsimile), and 402.603 (Bond or Other Security)  Ryan Mindell  10/05/17 10/20/17  11/08/17  11/20/17   12/07/17   12/22/17   12/31/2017
New §401.324 Prize Winner Election to Remain Anonymous (Deanne Rienstra) 08/08/17 08/25/17 n/a 09/25/17   10/05/17   10/20/17   10/26/17
Amendments to §401.153 Qualifications for License (Ryan Mindell) 08/08/17 08/25/17

n/a

09/25/17  10/05/17     10/20/17  10/26/17  
Repeal of §401.323 "Monopoly Millionaires' Club (Ryan Mindell) 08/08/17 08/25/17

n/a

09/25/17   10/05/17   10/20/17   10/26/17
New §401.207 Written Answer; Default Proceedings (Steve White) 08/08/17 08/25/17

n/a

09/25/17   10/05/17   10/20/17   10/26/17
Amendments to §401.371 Collection of Delinquent Obligations for Lottery Retailer Related Accounts (Deanne Rienstra) 06/01/17 06/16/17

n/a

07/17/17  08/08/17   08/25/17  08/28/17 
New §401.315 "Mega Millions" Game Rule (Deanne Rienstra) 06/01/17 06/16/17

n/a

07/17/17  08/08/17    08/25/17  08/28/17 
Repeal of §401.315 "Mega Millions" On-Line Game Rule (Deanne Rienstra) 06/01/17 06/16/17

n/a

07/17/17  08/08/17    08/25/17  08/28/17 
Amendments to §401.317 "Powerball" On-Line Game Rule (Deanne Rienstra) 10/13/16 10/28/16 11/16/16 11/28/16  12/01/16   12/16/16  12/21/16
New §402.413 Military Service Members, Military Veterans, and Military Spouses (Bob Biard) 04/14/16 04/29/16 05/11/16 05/30/16   07/11/16   07/29/16   08/01/16
Amendments to §§402.103, 402.200, 402.203, 402.205, 402.210, 402.300, 402.301, 402.303, 402.324, 402.325, 402.400, 402.404, 402.407, 402.411, 402.420, 402.424, 402.451, 402.500, 402.504, 402.506, 402.511, 402.514, 402.600, 402.602, 402.603, 402.703, 402.706, 402.707, and 402.708 Training Program; General Restrictions on the Conduct of Bingo; Unit Accounting; Unit Agreements; House Rules;Pull-Tab Bingo; Bingo Card/Paper; Pull-tab or Instant Bingo Dispensers; Card-Minding Systems -- Approval of Card-Minding Systems; Card-Minding Systems – Licensed Authorized Organization Requirements; General Licensing Provisions; License and Registry Fees; Unit Manager; License Renewal; Qualifications and Requirements for Conductor License; Amendment of a License by Telephone or Facsimile; Operating Capital; General Record Requirement; Debit Card Transactions; Disbursement Records Requirements; Required Inventory Records; Electronic Fund Transfers; Bingo Reports and Payments; Waiver of Penalty, Settlement of Prize Fees, Rental Tax, Penalty and/or Interest; Bond or Other Security; Audit Policy; Standard Administrative Penalty Guideline; Expedited Administrative Penalty Guideline; and Dispute Resolution (Bob Biard) 04/14/16

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05/11/16 05/30/16   07/11/16   07/29/16   08/01/16
  • You may submit a 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
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