(a) Retailers outside of Texas may accept the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and process transactions if they route those transactions through a third-party processor or transaction switch providers certified to the Texas EBT system. (b) Third-party processors may accept and route transactions from retailers outside of Texas if they are certified to the Texas EBT system or if they route transactions through a switch provider certified to the Texas EBT system. (c) Retailers outside of Texas must: (1) provide their own equipment and arrange for their own training for electronic transaction processing; or (2) obtain equipment and training from the state in which they are located. (d) Retailers outside of Texas that route transactions through a switch provider must not use off-line (manual) vouchers. (e) Disputes with out-of-state retailers involving transactions for Texas clients are resolved using the same procedures as for Texas retailers, as described in §372.1713 of this subchapter (relating to Transaction Disputes).
Source Note: The provisions of this §372.1716 adopted to be effective September 1, 2009, 34 TexReg 5361