Honorable Steve Ogden, Chair, Senate Committee on Infrastructure Development and Security
John Keel, Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB660 by Ogden (Relating to the penalty for certain speeding offenses.), As Introduced
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In 2002, 442 tickets were issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety for speeding 25 miles per hour or more above the maximum speed limit. If fines were collected by municipalities and counties in 75% of these cases, the estimated revenue to the state would equal $66,400 per year. There is no data available on how many convictions are secured through county or municipal law enforcement agencies for these offenses, but the number may be significant. These convictions could significantly increase the revenues to the state.
The cost to local government would be less than or equal to the state revenue generated. The bill would require municipalities and counties to remit an amount equal to $200 of each fine collected to the State Comptroller's Office. The cost to local government would be compensated to the extent that municipalities and counties increased the fines, to a maximum of $500 per offense. There is not sufficient data to estimate the exact cost to local government.
304 Comptroller Of Public Accounts, 405 Department Of Public Safety, 601 Department Of Transportation
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