Bill Text: TX SB87 | 2019-2020 | 86th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the vehicle safety inspection program for certain vehicles; imposing replacement fees.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-11-12 - Filed [SB87 Detail]

Download: Texas-2019-SB87-Introduced.html
  86R1729 AJZ/JXC-D
 
  By: Hall S.B. No. 87
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the repeal of the driver responsibility program and the
  vehicle safety inspection program for certain vehicles; imposing
  replacement fees.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
  ARTICLE 1.  DRIVER RESPONSIBILITY PROGRAM
         SECTION 1.01.  Article 102.022(a), Code of Criminal
  Procedure, is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  In this article, "moving violation" means an offense
  that:
               (1)  involves the operation of a motor vehicle; and
               (2)  is classified as a moving violation by the
  Department of Public Safety under Section 542.304 [708.052],
  Transportation Code.
         SECTION 1.02.  Section 1001.112, Education Code, is amended
  by amending Subsection (a-1) and adding Subsection (a-2) to read as
  follows:
         (a-1)  The rules must provide that the student driver spend a
  minimum number of hours in classroom and behind-the-wheel
  instruction.
         (a-2)  The rules must provide [and] that the person
  conducting the course:
               (1)  possess a valid license for the preceding three
  years that has not been suspended, revoked, or forfeited in the past
  three years for an offense that involves the operation of a motor
  vehicle;
               (2)  has not been convicted of:
                     (A)  criminally negligent homicide; or
                     (B)  driving while intoxicated in the past seven
  years; and
               (3)  has not been convicted during the preceding three
  years of:
                     (A)  three or more moving violations described by
  Section 542.304, Transportation Code, including violations that
  resulted in an accident; or
                     (B)  two or more moving violations described by
  Section 542.304, Transportation Code, that resulted in an accident
  [does not have six or more points assigned to the person's driver's
  license under Subchapter B, Chapter 708, Transportation Code, at
  the time the person begins conducting the course].
         SECTION 1.03.  Section 411.110(f), Government Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (f)  The Department of State Health Services may not consider
  offenses described by [for which points are assessed under] Section
  542.304 [708.052], Transportation Code, to determine whether to
  hire or retain an employee or to contract with a person on whom
  criminal history record information is obtained under this section.
         SECTION 1.04.  Section 773.0614(b), Health and Safety Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  For purposes of Subsection (a), the department may not
  consider offenses described by [for which points are assessed
  under] Section 542.304 [708.052], Transportation Code.
         SECTION 1.05.  Section 773.06141(a), Health and Safety Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The department may suspend, revoke, or deny an emergency
  medical services provider license on the grounds that the
  provider's administrator of record, employee, or other
  representative:
               (1)  has been convicted of, or placed on deferred
  adjudication community supervision or deferred disposition for, an
  offense that directly relates to the duties and responsibilities of
  the administrator, employee, or representative, other than an
  offense described by [for which points are assigned under] Section
  542.304 [708.052], Transportation Code;
               (2)  has been convicted of or placed on deferred
  adjudication community supervision or deferred disposition for an
  offense, including:
                     (A)  an offense listed in Article 42A.054(a)(2),
  (3), (4), (6), (7), (8), (10), or (14), Code of Criminal Procedure;
  or
                     (B)  an offense, other than an offense described
  by Subdivision (1), for which the person is subject to registration
  under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure; or
               (3)  has been convicted of Medicare or Medicaid fraud,
  has been excluded from participation in the state Medicaid program,
  or has a hold on payment for reimbursement under the state Medicaid
  program under Subchapter C, Chapter 531, Government Code.
         SECTION 1.06.  Section 780.002, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 780.002.  CERTAIN DEPOSITS TO ACCOUNT.  The comptroller
  shall deposit any gifts, grants, donations, and legislative
  appropriations made for the purposes of the designated trauma
  facility and emergency medical services account established under
  Section 780.003 to the credit of the account. [(a)   On the first
  Monday of each month, the Department of Public Safety shall remit
  the surcharges collected during the previous month under the driver
  responsibility program operated by that department under Chapter
  708, Transportation Code, to the comptroller.
         [(b)     The comptroller shall deposit 49.5 percent of the money
  received under Subsection (a) to the credit of the account
  established under this chapter and 49.5 percent of the money to the
  general revenue fund. The remaining one percent of the amount of
  the surcharges shall be deposited to the general revenue fund and
  may be appropriated only to the Department of Public Safety for
  administration of the driver responsibility program operated by
  that department under Chapter 708, Transportation Code.
         [(c)     Notwithstanding Subsection (b), in any state fiscal
  year the comptroller shall deposit 49.5 percent of the surcharges
  collected under Chapter 708, Transportation Code, to the credit of
  the general revenue fund only until the total amount of the
  surcharges deposited to the credit of the general revenue fund
  under Subsection (b), and the state traffic fines deposited to the
  credit of that fund under Section 542.4031(g)(1), Transportation
  Code, equals $250 million for that year. If in any state fiscal
  year the amount received by the comptroller under those laws for
  deposit to the credit of the general revenue fund exceeds $250
  million, the comptroller shall deposit the additional amount to the
  credit of the Texas mobility fund.]
         SECTION 1.07.  Section 502.357(b), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  Fees collected under this section shall be deposited to
  the credit of the state highway fund except that the comptroller
  shall provide for a portion of the fees to be deposited first to the
  credit of a special fund in the state treasury outside the general
  revenue fund to be known as the TexasSure Fund in a total amount
  that is necessary to cover the total amount appropriated to the
  Texas Department of Insurance from that fund and for the remaining
  fees to be deposited to the state highway fund.  Subject to
  appropriations, the money deposited to the credit of the state
  highway fund under this section may be used by the Department of
  Public Safety to:
               (1)  support the Department of Public Safety's
  reengineering of the driver's license system to provide for the
  issuance by the Department of Public Safety of a driver's license or
  personal identification certificate, to include use of image
  comparison technology; and
               (2)  [establish and maintain a system to support the
  driver responsibility program under Chapter 708; and
               [(3)]  make lease payments to the master lease purchase
  program for the financing of the driver's license reengineering
  project.
         SECTION 1.08.  Subchapter C, Chapter 542, Transportation
  Code, is amended by adding Section 542.304 to read as follows:
         Sec. 542.304.  MOVING VIOLATIONS FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES. (a)
  The department by rule shall designate the offenses involving the
  operation of a motor vehicle that constitute a moving violation of
  the traffic law for the purposes of:
               (1)  Article 102.022(a), Code of Criminal Procedure;
               (2)  Section 1001.112(a-2), Education Code;
               (3)  Section 411.110(f), Government Code; and
               (4)  Sections 773.0614(b) and 773.06141(a), Health and
  Safety Code.
         (b)  The rules must provide that for the purposes of the
  provisions described in Subsection (a), moving violations:
               (1)  include:
                     (A)  a violation of the traffic law of this state,
  another state, or a political subdivision of this or another state;
  and
                     (B)  an offense under Section 545.412; and
               (2)  do not include:
                     (A)  an offense committed before September 1,
  2003;
                     (B)  the offense of speeding when the person
  convicted was at the time of the offense driving less than 10
  percent faster than the posted speed limit, unless the person
  committed the offense in a school crossing zone;
                     (C)  an offense adjudicated under Article 45.051
  or 45.0511, Code of Criminal Procedure; or
                     (D)  an offense under Section 545.4251.
         SECTION 1.09.  Section 601.233(a), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A citation for an offense under Section 601.191 issued
  as a result of Section 601.053 must include, in type larger than
  other type on the citation, [except for the type of the statement
  required by Section 708.105,] the following statement:
  "A second or subsequent conviction of an offense under the Texas
  Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act will result in the
  suspension of your driver's license and motor vehicle registration
  unless you file and maintain evidence of financial responsibility
  with the Department of Public Safety for two years from the date of
  conviction.  The department may waive the requirement to file
  evidence of financial responsibility if you file satisfactory
  evidence with the department showing that at the time this citation
  was issued, the vehicle was covered by a motor vehicle liability
  insurance policy or that you were otherwise exempt from the
  requirements to provide evidence of financial responsibility."
         SECTION 1.10.  Chapter 708, Transportation Code, is
  repealed.
         SECTION 1.11.  The repeal by this Act of Chapter 708,
  Transportation Code, applies to any surcharge pending on the
  effective date of this Act, regardless of whether the surcharge was
  imposed before that date.
  ARTICLE 2.  VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTION PROGRAM
         SECTION 2.01.  Section 382.0622(a), Health and Safety Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Clean Air Act fees consist of:
               (1)  fees collected by the commission under Sections
  382.062, 382.0621, 382.202, and 382.302 and as otherwise provided
  by law;
               (2)  each amount described by Sections 548.510(d)(3)
  and (f)(2) [$2 from the portion of each fee collected for
  inspections of vehicles other than mopeds and remitted to the state
  under Sections 548.501 and 548.503], Transportation Code; and
               (3)  fees collected that are required under Section 185
  of the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Section 7511d).
         SECTION 2.02.  Section 382.202, Health and Safety Code, is
  amended by amending Subsection (d) and adding Subsection (e-1) to
  read as follows:
         (d)  On adoption of a resolution by the commission and after
  proper notice, the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas
  shall implement a system that requires, [as a condition of
  obtaining a passing vehicle inspection report issued under
  Subchapter C, Chapter 548, Transportation Code,] in a county that
  is included in a vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance
  program under Subchapter F, Chapter 548, Transportation Code [of
  that chapter], that a motor vehicle registered in this state [the
  vehicle], unless the vehicle is not covered by the system, be
  annually or biennially inspected under the vehicle emissions
  inspection and maintenance program as required by the state's air
  quality state implementation plan. The Department of Public Safety
  shall implement such a system when it is required by any provision
  of federal or state law, including any provision of the state's air
  quality state implementation plan.
         (e-1)  The portion of a fee imposed under Subsection (e) that
  is not authorized to be retained by an inspection station must be
  collected as provided by Section 548.509, Transportation Code.
         SECTION 2.03.  Section 382.203(c), Health and Safety Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (c)  The Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas by
  rule may waive program requirements, in accordance with standards
  adopted by the commission, for certain vehicles and vehicle owners,
  including:
               (1)  the registered owner of a vehicle who cannot
  afford to comply with the program, based on reasonable income
  standards;
               (2)  a vehicle that cannot be brought into compliance
  with emissions standards by performing repairs;
               (3)  a vehicle:
                     (A)  on which at least $100 has been spent to bring
  the vehicle into compliance; and
                     (B)  that the department[:
                           [(i)]  can verify is driven an average of
  less than 5,000 miles each year [was driven fewer than 5,000 miles
  since the last safety inspection; and
                           [(ii)     reasonably determines will be driven
  fewer than 5,000 miles during the period before the next safety
  inspection is required]; and
               (4)  a vehicle for which parts are not readily
  available.
         SECTION 2.04.  Section 780.003(b), Health and Safety Code,
  is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The account is composed of money deposited to the credit
  of the account under Sections 542.406, 548.510, and 707.008,
  Transportation Code, and under Section 780.002 of this code.
         SECTION 2.05.  Section 502.047(a), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  Except as provided by Chapter 548, the department and
  the Department of Public Safety shall ensure compliance with [the]
  motor vehicle inspection requirements under Chapter 548[,
  including compliance with the motor vehicle emissions inspection
  and maintenance program under Subchapter F of that chapter,]
  through a vehicle registration-based enforcement system.
         SECTION 2.06.  Section 502.092(c), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (c)  A person may obtain a permit under this section by:
               (1)  applying to the department in a manner prescribed
  by the department;
               (2)  paying a fee equal to 1/12 the registration fee
  prescribed by this chapter for the vehicle;
               (3)  furnishing satisfactory evidence that the motor
  vehicle is insured under an insurance policy that complies with
  Section 601.072 and that is written by:
                     (A)  an insurance company or surety company
  authorized to write motor vehicle liability insurance in this
  state; or
                     (B)  with the department's approval, a surplus
  lines insurer that meets the requirements of Chapter 981, Insurance
  Code, and rules adopted by the commissioner of insurance under that
  chapter, if the applicant is unable to obtain insurance from an
  insurer described by Paragraph (A); and
               (4)  furnishing evidence that the vehicle has been
  inspected if [as] required under Chapter 548.
         SECTION 2.07.  Section 502.094(e), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (e)  A vehicle issued a permit under this section is subject
  to [Subchapters B and F,] Chapter 548, unless the vehicle:
               (1)  is registered in another state of the United
  States, in a province of Canada, or in a state of the United Mexican
  States; or
               (2)  is mobile drilling or servicing equipment used in
  the production of gas, crude petroleum, or oil, including a mobile
  crane or hoisting equipment, mobile lift equipment, forklift, or
  tug.
         SECTION 2.08.  Section 502.146(d), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (d)  A vehicle described by Subsection (b) is exempt from the
  inspection requirements of Subchapter [Subchapters B and] F,
  Chapter 548.
         SECTION 2.09.  Section 547.601, Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 547.601.  SAFETY BELTS REQUIRED. A motor vehicle
  [required by Chapter 548 to be inspected] shall be equipped with
  front safety belts if safety belt anchorages were part of the
  manufacturer's original equipment on the vehicle.
         SECTION 2.10.  The heading to Chapter 548, Transportation
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
  CHAPTER 548.  [COMPULSORY] INSPECTION OF VEHICLES
         SECTION 2.11.  Section 548.001(10), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
               (10)  "Vehicle inspection report" means a report issued
  by an inspector or an inspection station for a vehicle that
  indicates whether the vehicle has passed an inspection [the safety
  and, if applicable, emissions inspections] required by this
  chapter.
         SECTION 2.12.  Section 548.006(b), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The members of the commission shall appoint seven
  members of the committee as follows:
               (1)  four persons to represent inspection station
  owners and operators[, with two of those persons from counties
  conducting vehicle emissions testing under Subchapter F and two of
  those persons from counties conducting safety only inspections];
               (2)  one person to represent manufacturers of motor
  vehicle emissions inspection devices;
               (3)  one person to represent independent vehicle
  equipment repair technicians; and
               (4)  one person to represent the public interest.
         SECTION 2.13.  Section 548.053, Transportation Code, is
  transferred to Subchapter E, Chapter 548, Transportation Code,
  redesignated as Section 548.255, Transportation Code, and amended
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 548.255  [548.053].  REINSPECTION OF VEHICLE REQUIRING
  ADJUSTMENT, CORRECTION, OR REPAIR. [(a)]  If an inspection
  discloses the necessity for adjustment, correction, or repair, an
  inspection station or inspector may not issue a passing vehicle
  inspection report until the adjustment, correction, or repair is
  made. The owner of the vehicle may have the adjustment, correction,
  or repair made by a qualified person of the owner's choice, subject
  to reinspection. The vehicle shall be reinspected once free of
  charge within 15 days after the date of the original inspection, not
  including the date the original inspection is made, at the same
  inspection station after the adjustment, correction, or repair is
  made.
         [(b)     A vehicle that is inspected and is subsequently
  involved in an accident affecting the safe operation of an item of
  inspection must be reinspected following repair. The reinspection
  must be at an inspection station and shall be treated and charged as
  an initial inspection.]
         SECTION 2.14.  Section 548.105, Transportation Code, is
  transferred to Subchapter E, Chapter 548, Transportation Code, and
  redesignated as Section 548.2521, Transportation Code, to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 548.2521 [548.105].  EVIDENCE OF FINANCIAL
  RESPONSIBILITY AS PREREQUISITE TO ISSUANCE OF PASSING VEHICLE
  INSPECTION REPORT. (a)  An inspection station or inspector may not
  issue a passing vehicle inspection report for a vehicle unless the
  owner or operator furnishes evidence of financial responsibility at
  the time of inspection. Evidence of financial responsibility may
  be shown in the manner specified under Section 601.053(a). A
  personal automobile insurance policy used as evidence of financial
  responsibility must be written for a term of 30 days or more as
  required by Section 1952.054, Insurance Code.
         (b)  An inspection station is not liable to a person,
  including a third party, for issuing a passing vehicle inspection
  report in reliance on evidence of financial responsibility
  furnished to the station. An inspection station that is the seller
  of a motor vehicle may rely on an oral insurance binder.
         SECTION 2.15.  Sections 548.203(a) and (b), Transportation
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The commission by rule may exempt a type of commercial
  motor vehicle from the application of this subchapter if the
  vehicle:
               (1)  was manufactured before September 1, 1995;
               (2)  is operated only temporarily on a highway of this
  state and at a speed of less than 30 miles per hour; and
               (3)  complies with [Section 548.051 and] each
  applicable provision in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations.
         (b)  A [Notwithstanding Subchapter B, a] commercial motor
  vehicle is not subject to the inspection requirements of this
  chapter if the vehicle:
               (1)  is not domiciled in this state;
               (2)  is registered in this state or under the
  International Registration Plan as authorized by Section 502.091;
  and
               (3)  has been issued a certificate of inspection in
  compliance with federal motor carrier safety regulations.
         SECTION 2.16.  Subchapter E, Chapter 548, Transportation
  Code, is amended by adding Section 548.257 to read as follows:
         Sec. 548.257.  TIMING OF INSPECTION FOR REGISTRATION-BASED
  ENFORCEMENT.  The commission shall require a vehicle required to be
  inspected under this chapter to pass the required inspection:
               (1)  for initial registration, not earlier than 90 days
  before the date of registration;
               (2)  for a renewal of registration, not earlier than 90
  days before the date of expiration of the vehicle's registration;
               (3)  if the vehicle is a used motor vehicle sold by a
  dealer, as defined by Section 503.001, in the 180 days preceding the
  date the dealer sells the vehicle; or
               (4)  if the vehicle is subject to the federal motor
  carrier safety regulations, in a period that complies with those
  regulations.
         SECTION 2.17.  Section 548.505, Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 548.505.  EMISSIONS-RELATED INSPECTION FEE. (a)  The
  department by rule may impose an inspection fee for a vehicle
  inspected under Section 548.301(a) in addition to a fee adopted
  under Section 382.202, Health and Safety Code [the fee provided by
  Section 548.501, 548.502, 548.503, or 548.504]. A fee imposed
  under this subsection must be based on the costs of:
               (1)  providing inspections; and
               (2)  administering the program.
         (b)  The department may provide a maximum fee for an
  inspection under this section [subchapter]. The department may not
  set a minimum fee for an inspection under this section 
  [subchapter].
         SECTION 2.18.  Section 548.5055(c), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (c)  This section expires on the date Chapter 386, Health and
  Safety Code, expires as provided by Section 386.002, Health and
  Safety Code [August 31, 2019].
         SECTION 2.19.  Section 548.508, Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 548.508.  DISPOSITION OF FEES. Except as provided by
  Sections 382.0622 and 382.202, Health and Safety Code, and Sections 
  [Section] 548.5055 and 548.510, each fee remitted to the
  comptroller under this subchapter shall be deposited to the credit
  of the Texas mobility fund.
         SECTION 2.20.  Section 548.509, Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 548.509.  COLLECTION OF FEE DURING REGISTRATION. (a)  
  The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles or a county
  assessor-collector that registers a motor vehicle that is subject
  to an inspection fee under this chapter or Section 382.202, Health
  and Safety Code, shall collect at the time of registration of the
  motor vehicle the portion of the inspection fee that is required to
  be remitted to the state.
         (b)  The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles or the county
  assessor-collector shall remit the fee to the comptroller.
         SECTION 2.21.  Section 548.510, Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 548.510.  INSPECTION PROGRAM REPLACEMENT AND TRAUMA
  CARE FEES [FEE FOR CERTAIN VEHICLES NOT SUBJECT TO INSPECTION];
  COLLECTION OF FEE DURING REGISTRATION. (a) In addition to other
  fees imposed at the time of registration of a vehicle, at the time
  of application for registration or renewal of registration of a
  vehicle, the applicant shall pay an annual fee of:
               (1)  $9.25 for a passenger car or light truck that:
                     (A)  is sold in this state or purchased by a
  commercial fleet buyer described by Section 501.0234(b)(4) for use
  in this state;
                     (B)  has not been previously registered in this or
  another state; and
                     (C)  on the date of sale is of the current model
  year or preceding model year;
               (2)  $7.50 for a trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or
  mobile home [A vehicle described by Section 548.052(3)] that has an
  actual gross weight or registered gross weight of more than 4,500
  pounds and less than 7,501 pounds;
               (3)  $0.25 for a moped; and
               (4)  $12.50 for a motor vehicle that is not subject to a
  fee under Subdivision (1) or (2) [is subject to a fee in the amount
  of $7.50].
         (b)  The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles or a county
  assessor-collector that registers a vehicle described by this
  section [Subsection (a)] shall collect at the time of registration
  of the vehicle the fee prescribed by this section [Subsection (a)].
  The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles or the county
  assessor-collector, as applicable, shall remit the fee to the
  comptroller.
         (c)  Each fee remitted to the comptroller under Subsection
  (a)(1) shall be deposited to the credit of the Texas mobility fund.
         (d)  Each fee remitted to the comptroller under Subsection
  (a)(2) [this section] shall be deposited as follows:
               (1)  $3.50 to the credit of the Texas mobility fund;
               (2)  $2 to the credit of the general revenue fund; and
               (3)  $2 to the credit of the clean air account.
         (e)  Each fee remitted to the comptroller under Subsection
  (a)(3) shall be deposited to the credit of the designated trauma
  facility and emergency medical services account established under
  Section 780.003, Health and Safety Code.
         (f)  Each fee remitted to the comptroller under Subsection
  (a)(4) shall be deposited as follows:
               (1)  $3.50 of each fee to the credit of the Texas
  mobility fund; 
               (2)  $2 of each fee to the credit of the clean air
  account; and
               (3)  $7 to the credit of the designated trauma facility
  and emergency medical services account established under Section
  780.003, Health and Safety Code.
         (g)  A [(c) The] fee collected under this section
  [Subsection (a)] is not a motor vehicle registration fee and the
  revenue collected from the fee is not required to be used for a
  purpose specified by Section 7-a, Article VIII, Texas Constitution.
         SECTION 2.22.  Subchapter H, Chapter 548, Transportation
  Code, is amended by adding Section 548.511 to read as follows:
         Sec. 548.511.  VEHICLES NOT SUBJECT TO INSPECTION PROGRAM
  REPLACEMENT OR TRAUMA CARE FEE. Section 548.510 does not apply to:
               (1)  a vehicle that is being registered under the
  International Registration Plan as authorized by Section 502.091; 
               (2)  a token trailer that is being registered under
  Section 502.255, including a token trailer that is being registered
  for an extended period under Section 502.0023;
               (3)  a vehicle that is issued a permit under Section
  502.094 and is described by Section 502.094(e)(1) or (2);
               (4)  an antique, custom, or street rod vehicle that is
  issued a specialty license plate under Section 504.501;
               (5)  a former military vehicle that is issued a
  specialty license plate under Section 504.502;
               (6)  a log loader vehicle that is issued a specialty
  license plate under Section 504.506;
               (7)  farm machinery, road-building equipment, a farm
  trailer, or a vehicle required to display a slow-moving-vehicle
  emblem under Section 547.703;
               (8)  a commercial motor vehicle that is required to be
  inspected under Subchapter D or that is subject to fees under
  Section 548.203(c);
               (9)  a vehicle that is being registered under Section
  548.256(b);
               (10)  a neighborhood electric vehicle, as defined by
  Section 551.301;
               (11)  a trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or mobile
  home that will move under or bear a factory-delivery license plate
  or in-transit license plate;
               (12)  a vehicle that will move under or bear a paper
  dealer in-transit tag, machinery license, disaster license, parade
  license, prorate tab, one-trip permit, vehicle temporary transit
  permit, antique license, custom vehicle license, street rod
  license, temporary 24-hour permit, or permit license; or
               (13)  a vehicle qualified for a tax exemption under
  Section 152.092, Tax Code.
         SECTION 2.23.  Section 548.603(a), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A person commits an offense if the person:
               (1)  presents to an official of this state or a
  political subdivision of this state a vehicle inspection report or
  insurance document knowing that the report or document is
  counterfeit, tampered with, altered, fictitious, issued for
  another vehicle, issued for a vehicle failing to meet all emissions
  inspection requirements, or issued in violation of:
                     (A)  this chapter, rules adopted under this
  chapter, or other law of this state; or
                     (B)  a law of another state, the United States,
  the United Mexican States, a state of the United Mexican States,
  Canada, or a province of Canada; or
               (2)  [with intent to circumvent the emissions
  inspection requirements seeks an inspection of a vehicle at a
  station not certified to perform an emissions inspection if the
  person knows that the vehicle is required to be inspected under
  Section 548.301; or
               [(3)]  knowingly does not comply with an emissions
  inspection requirement for a vehicle.
         SECTION 2.24.  Section 548.604(a), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A person commits an offense if the person operates or
  moves a motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or
  mobile home, or a combination of those vehicles, that is[:
               [(1)]  equipped in violation of this chapter or a rule
  adopted under this chapter[; or
               [(2)     in a mechanical condition that endangers a
  person, including the operator or an occupant, or property].
         SECTION 2.25.  The following provisions of the
  Transportation Code are repealed:
               (1)  the heading to Subchapter B, Chapter 548;
               (2)  Sections 548.051 and 548.052;
               (3)  the heading to Subchapter C, Chapter 548;
               (4)  Sections 548.101, 548.102, 548.103, and 548.104;
               (5)  Sections 548.301(d) and 548.3045(b); and
               (6)  Sections 548.501, 548.502, and 548.503.
  ARTICLE 3.  TRANSITION
         SECTION 3.01.  The change in law made 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 on the date the offense was committed,
  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.
  ARTICLE 4.  EFFECTIVE DATE
         SECTION 4.01.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2020.
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