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 Adoption
Amendments to §§ 402.200, 402.203, 402.300, 402.402, 402.500, 402.503, 402.511, 402.702, and 702.706 General Restrictions on the Conduct of Bingo; Unit Accounting; Pull-Tab Bingo; Registry of Bingo Workers; General Records Requirements; Bingo Gift Certificates; Required Inventory Records; Disqualifying Convictions; and Schedule of Sanctions (Tyler Vance) 10/10/19 10/25/19 11/06/19 11/25/19 12/12/19 12/27/19 01/02/20
Amendments to §§ 402.401, 402.413, and 402.422 Temporary License; Military Service Members, Military Veterans, and Military Spouses; and Amendment to a Regular License to Conduct Charitable Bingo (Tyler Vance) 08/07/19 08/23/19  09/04/19 09/23/19  10/10/19  10/25/19  10/31/19
Amendments to §403.101 Open Records (Deanne Rienstra) 08/07/19 08/23/19 n/a 09/23/19  10/10/19  10/25/19  10/31/19
Amendments to §401.153 Qualifications for License (Kyle Wolfe) 08/07/19 08/23/19 n/a 09/23/19  10/10/19  10/25/19  10/31/19 
Amendments to §402.403 Licenses for Conduct of Bingo Occasions and to Lease Bingo Premises (Tyler Vance) 04/11/19 04/26/19  05/08/19 05/27/19   06/06/19  06/21/19  06/30/19
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   04/11/19  04/26/19  05/02/19
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
  • 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
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