For-Profit Legal Service Contracts

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Rule Review - The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) files this notice of intent to review and consider for re-adoption, revision, or repeal, Title 16, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 57, For-Profit Legal Service Contract Companies. This review and consideration is being conducted in accordance with the requirements of Texas Government Code, §2001.039.

An assessment will be made by the Department as to whether the reasons for adopting or readopting these rules continue to exist. Each rule will be reviewed to determine whether it is obsolete, whether the rule reflects current legal and policy considerations, and whether the rule reflects current procedures of the Department.

Any questions or written comments pertaining to this rule review may be submitted by mail to Neta Lamas, Legal Assistant, General Counsel’s Office, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P.O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas, 78711, or by facsimile to (512) 475-3032, or electronically to erule.comments@tdlr.texas.gov. Please include “LSC” in the subject line. The deadline for comments is 30 days after publication in the Texas Register.

Any proposed changes to these rules as a result of the rule review will be published in the Proposed Rule Section of the Texas Register. The proposed rules will be open for public comment prior to final adoption or repeal by the Department in accordance with the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001.

§57.1 Authority
§57.10 Definitions
§57.21 Registration Requirements - Company
§57.22 Registration Requirements - Sales Representatives
§57.23 Registration Requirements - Administrators
§57.25 Registration Requirements - Renewal
§57.70 Responsibilities of Registrants - General
§57.71 Responsibilities of Registrants - Company
§57.72 Responsibilities of Registrant - Sales Representatives
§57.80 Fees
§57.90 Administrative Penalties and Sanctions

Issued in Austin, Texas on November 7, 2016

Brian E. Francis
Executive Director
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation


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TDLR is now accepting online payment for administrative penalties.

Legal Service Contract Online License Application

Do you know someone who wants to become a Legal Service Contract Salesperson registrant? TDLR announces a new online service that allows people to fill out an application and pay the registration fee with a credit card.  It is fast and easy and most registration cards will print the next day.

TDLR wants to spread the word that new applications and registration renewals can be accomplished online at a time and place convenient to you. Help us spread the news; tell your friends, co-workers and industry associates! For further assistance call 800-803-9202 or email your questions to CS.Legal.Service.Contracts@tdlr.texas.gov.