(a) The following procedure shall apply when renewing
a license annually.
(1) Each licensee shall be asked to respond, under
penalty of perjury, to the question if he or she has ever been convicted
of a felony or misdemeanor of which the board has not previously been
informed. If the licensee responds in the negative and pays the required
license fee, a renewal license shall be issued in accordance with
established procedures. If the licensee responds affirmatively and
pays the required license fee, the board may submit identifying information
on board letterhead to the Texas Department of Public Safety and other
appropriate agencies requesting conviction records on the licensee.
(2) The board shall review the conviction records and
either approve or deny the application for a renewal license as the
evidence warrants. The board shall refund any renewal fee submitted
if the application is denied. The board may suspend or revoke or refuse
to renew an annual license on the basis of a prior conviction pursuant
to a hearing as provided for in the Act.