Bill Text: TX HB1020 | 2011-2012 | 82nd Legislature | Comm Sub

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Bill Title: Relating to minimum liability insurance coverage amounts for persons convicted of offenses related to the operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 2-1)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2011-05-18 - Left pending in committee [HB1020 Detail]

Download: Texas-2011-HB1020-Comm_Sub.html
  82R4993 VOO-D
 
  By: Miller of Erath, et al. H.B. No. 1020
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to minimum liability insurance coverage amounts for
  persons convicted of offenses related to the operation of a motor
  vehicle while intoxicated.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 601.072, Transportation Code, is amended
  by adding Subsections (a-2) and (a-3) to read as follows:
         (a-2)  A person convicted of an offense relating to the
  operating of a motor vehicle while intoxicated must maintain, in
  addition to the minimum coverage required by this section,
  additional motor vehicle liability insurance coverage to establish
  financial responsibility under this chapter. The amounts of
  liability coverage required increase by $25,000 for each
  conviction.
         (a-3)  In this section, "offense relating to the operating of
  a motor vehicle while intoxicated" has the meaning assigned by
  Section 49.09, Penal Code.
         SECTION 2.  Section 601.072, Transportation Code, as amended
  by this Act, applies only to an offense committed on or after the
  effective date of this Act. An offense committed before the
  effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect
  immediately before that date, and the former law is continued in
  effect for that purpose.  For purposes of this section, an offense
  was committed before the effective date of this Act if any element
  of the offense occurred before that date.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
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