Lubbock County Clerk Waiving Certain Fees for Military Veterans

LUBBOCK, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - The following is a news from the Office of Lubbock County Clerk Kelly Pinion:

Beginning November 13, 2017, Lubbock County Clerk Kelly Pinion and her staff will waive fees pursuant to the passage of Texas House Bill 1646 by the 85th Regular Texas Legislature. The passage of House Bill 1646 revised Texas Business & Commerce Code Section 71.155 relating to fees collected by a County Clerk for the filing of assumed name certificates and/or statements of abandonment of an assumed name. The revisions to Texas Business & Commerce Code Section 71.155, allow the County Clerk to begin waiving those fees for Military Veterans. Authors and Sponsors of the legislation felt waiving certain fees for Military Veterans relating to assumed business or professional name certificates would be a simple way to honor veterans’ service. The new law, effective September 1, 2017, authorizes the waiver of these fees by the County Clerk of Lubbock County for Military Veterans. The term Military Veteran is defined in the Texas Occupations Code, which means a person who has served on active duty and who was discharged or released from active duty.

Kelly Pinion, County Clerk of Lubbock County is a proud supporter of Military Members and Veterans. Pinion is charged with recording DD-214s for many Military Veterans, and describes her involvement with recording service records for Military Veterans as one of the most humbling and important County Clerk duties. “Knowing I am helping record documents which, once properly recorded, assist our brave men and women in receiving the government benefits they so richly deserve for their sacrifices is greatly meaningful to me.” Pinion supported the passage of House Bill 1646 by the Texas Legislature as she believes it will encourage Military Veterans to start and open small businesses. “For Military Veterans seeking to open small businesses this is one small way we can honor their service and help assist with fewer startup costs.”

(News release from the Office of Lubbock County Clerk Kelly Pinion)

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