The Capitol Access Pass (CAP) provides expedited access to the Texas State Capitol through the main, public entrances.
Approved applicants may present their Texas Driver License or Texas ID at the line designated for Concealed Handgun License (CHL) holders and CAP for entry to the Capitol.
The department has recently made a change to the expiration period in the CAP program. All existing and new CAP authorizations will have a five year expiration ending on December 31 following the year of issuance. Current CAP holders are being notified via email with a new expiration date. No CAP authorizations will expire in 2015.