Bill Text: TX HB2812 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on security patrol vehicles.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)

Status: (Passed) 2017-06-15 - Effective on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [HB2812 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB2812-Enrolled.html
 
 
  H.B. No. 2812
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on security
  patrol vehicles.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 547.305, Transportation Code, is amended
  by adding Subsections (e-1) and (e-2) and amending Subsection (f)
  to read as follows:
         (e-1)  A security patrol vehicle may only be equipped with
  green, amber, or white lights.
         (e-2)  A motor vehicle is equipped with a lamp or
  illuminating device under this section regardless of whether the
  lamp or illuminating device is:
               (1)  attached to the motor vehicle temporarily or
  permanently; or
               (2)  activated.
         (f)  In this section:
               (1)  "Security patrol vehicle" means a motor vehicle
  being used for the purpose of providing security services by:
                     (A)  a guard company described by Section
  1702.108, Occupations Code; or
                     (B)  a security officer as defined by Section
  1702.002, Occupations Code.
               (2)  "Tow ["tow] truck" means a motor vehicle or
  mechanical device that is adapted or used to tow, winch, or move a
  disabled vehicle.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2018.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2812 was passed by the House on May 9,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 1, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2812 was passed by the Senate on May
  24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor       
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