By Yarbrough, Wohlgemuth H.B. No. 1923
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-1 AN ACT
1-2 relating to the imposition of court costs on persons convicted of
1-3 certain traffic offenses in certain municipalities.
1-4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-5 SECTION 1. Article 102.014(c), Code of Criminal Procedure,
1-6 is amended to read as follows:
1-7 (c) A person convicted of an offense under Subtitle C, Title
1-8 7, Transportation Code, when the offense occurs within a school
1-9 crossing zone as defined by Section 541.302 of that code, shall pay
1-10 as court costs $25 in addition to other taxable court costs. A
1-11 person convicted of an offense under Section 545.066,
1-12 Transportation Code, shall pay as court costs $25 in addition to
1-13 other taxable court costs. The additional court costs under this
1-14 subsection shall be collected in the same manner that other fines
1-15 and taxable court costs in the case are collected [
and shall be
1-16 assessed only in a municipality with a population of 400,000 or
1-18 SECTION 2. (a) This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
1-19 (b) The change in law made by this Act applies only to an
1-20 offense committed on or after September 1, 1999.
1-21 (c) An offense committed before September 1, 1999, is
1-22 covered by the law in effect when the offense was committed, and
1-23 the former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For
1-24 purposes of this section, an offense was committed before September
2-1 1, 1999, if any element of the offense was committed before that
2-3 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
2-4 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
2-5 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
2-6 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
2-7 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.