Texas.gov Exemption Overview
DIR, in its capacity as manager of the Texas.gov state electronic internet portal, works with agencies to promote the use of the portal, and where applicable, to determine if an exemption to any component of the portal program is warranted.
In addition to exemption-specific requirements, all proposed alternatives must meet or exceed state security standards, state accessibility requirements, and state privacy standards.
Texas Administrative Code, Title 1, Part 10, Chapter 210 RULE §210.35 State Agency Infrastructure states “A state agency may not duplicate an infrastructure component that is listed in the state electronic internet portal policies and procedures manual, unless the department approves the duplication of an infrastructure component.”
The components identified in the Texas.gov 2.0 Policies and Procedures Manual that may not be duplicated are:
- The payment gateway – An automatic way to move billing information from a web site to a defined Internet merchant account. Currently, the payment gateway is referred to as TPE.
- The eGrants system – A common electronic application and reporting system for state grant information
For more information regarding the policies and procedures for identifying components that may not be duplicated, see the section in the Policy and Procedure Manual – PDF (811 KB)
To request an exemption from either of these infrastructure components, please use this form – PDF (320 KB)
Subscription Framework Exemption
Texas Government Code, Chapter 2054, Subchapter K. Electronic System for Occupational Licensing Transactions, lists the agencies that must participate in the Texas.gov licensing framework and remit subscription fee payments to Texas.gov to cover costs for providing and operating the licensing framework, the payment engine and credit card fees.
To request an exemption from the Texas.gov subscription framework, please use this form – PDF (343 KB)
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