HBA-DMD H.B. 2802 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2802 By: Ritter Public Safety 4/5/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In 1997, the 75th Texas Legislature created a program that allows political subdivisions to contract with the Department of Public Safety (department) in order to assist in the enforcement of traffic violations. Cities and counties participating in the program notify the department of a person who fails to appear for a court date for certain Class C traffic violations, and the department denies renewal of the person's driver's license unless the outstanding fine is paid. H.B. 2802 authorizes a political subdivision to contract with the department to provide information necessary for the department to deny renewal of the driver's license of a person who fails to appear for a complaint, citation, or court order to pay a fine involving any other offense over which a justice or municipal court that has jurisdiction. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 706.002(a), Transportation Code, to authorize a political subdivision to contract with the Department of Public Safety (department) to provide information necessary for the department to deny renewal of the driver's license of a person who fails to appear for a complaint, citation, or court order to pay a fine involving any other offense that a justice or municipal court has jurisdiction of under Article 4.11 (Jurisdiction of Justice Courts) or 4.14 (Jurisdiction of Municipal Court), Code of Criminal Procedure. SECTION 2. Amends Sections 706.004 and 706.005, Transportation Code, to make conforming changes. SECTION 3. Amends Section 706.006(a), Transportation Code, to make a conforming change. SECTION 4. Sets forth that in accordance with Section 311.031(c), Government Code, which gives effect to a substantive amendment enacted by the same legislature that codifies the amended statute, the text of Sections 706.002(a) (Contract With Department), 706.004 (Denial of Renewal of Driver's License), 706.005 (Notice to Department), and 706.006(a) (Administrative Fee), Transportation Code, as set out in this Act, give effect to changes made by Chapter 457, Acts of the 75th Legislature, Regular Session, 1997. Provides that to the extent of any conflict, this Act controls over another Act of the 76th Legislature, Regular Session, 1999, relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes. SECTION 5. Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 6.Emergency clause.