Austin, Texas
                    FISCAL NOTE, 77th Regular Session
                                Revision 1
                              April 7, 2001
          TO:  Honorable John T. Smithee, Chair, House Committee on
        FROM:  John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
       IN RE:  HB296  by Seaman (Relating to a premium discount on a
               motor vehicle insurance policy for completion of a
               driving safety course taken for the purpose of
               dismissing a traffic offense.), As Introduced
*  No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.                    *
The bill would prohibit a person from getting a premium discount on their
auto insurance policy for completing a driving safety course, if the
person uses the course completion to have a driving offense dismissed.

According to the Texas Education Agency (TEA), to the extent that the
bill resulted in significantly fewer individuals taking driving safety
courses, there would be fiscal implication for the operations of TEA.
However, it is believed that the number of course takers would not
change significantly.
Local Government Impact
No fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.
Source Agencies:   454   Texas Department of Insurance, 304
                   Comptroller of Public Accounts, 701   Texas Education
LBB Staff:         JK, JO, JC