||TRC To Require Social Security Number
for Any New or Renewal License Application Beginning January 31
As of Monday, January 31, 2005, the Texas Racing Commission (TRC) will
require a social security number to be submitted with any new or renewed
license application. If the applicant doesn't have a social security number,
then the applicant will be required to provide a notarized affidavit swearing
that the applicant has never been issued a social security number.
This change in policy has been brought about due to an opinion issued
on January 3, 2005 by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott. In his opinion,
the Attorney General stated that all state licensing authorities are required
to request a social security number in connection with license applications.
On a related note, the TRC will be opening itslicensing office at Manor
Downs on Monday, February 14, 2005 for the spring meet that begins on
February 26, 2005.