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 §§401.101 and 401.105 Lottery Procurement Procedures and Major Procurement Approval Authority, Responsibilities and Reporting (Lea Garey) 02/07/19 02/22/19 n/a 03/25/19      
Amendments to §401.315 "Mega Millions" Draw Game Rule (Bob Biard) 12/13/18 12/28/18 n/a 01/28/19   02/07/19   02/22/19   02/28/19
Amendments to §401.317 "Powerball" Draw Game Rule (Bob Biard) 12/13/18 12/28/18 n/a 01/28/19   02/07/19    02/22/19  02/28/19
Amendments to §§401.307 and 401.316 "Pick 3" Draw Game Rule and "Daily 4" Draw Game Rule (Deanne Rienstra)  08/09/18 08/24/18  09/12/18  09/24/18   10/03/18   03/08/19  04/28/19
Amendments to §403.301 Historically Underutlized Businesses (Tyler Vance)  08/09/18 08/24/18  n/a  09/24/18   10/03/18   10/19/18  10/24/18
New §402.443 Transfer of a Grandfathered Lessor's Commercial Lessor License (Bob Biard)  06/21/18 07/06/18   07/18/18  09/06/18   08/09/18   08/24/18  08/30/18
Amendments to §401.308 "Cash Five" Draw Game Rule (Deanne Rienstra)  04/12/18 04/27/18  05/09/18  05/29/18   06/21/18    07/06/18  09/23/18
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   06/21/18   07/06/18  07/12/18
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

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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

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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

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09/25/17   10/05/17   10/20/17   10/26/17
  • 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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