H.B. No. 699
relating to prosecution and punishment of certain offenses relating
to a driver's license or personal identification certificate.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 521.451, Transportation Code, is amended
by amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsection (c) to read as
(b) An offense under this section is a Class A [
(c) If conduct that constitutes an offense under Subsection
(a) also constitutes an offense under Section 106.07, Alcoholic
Beverage Code, the actor may be prosecuted only under Section
106.07, Alcoholic Beverage Code.
SECTION 2. (a) The change in law made by this Act applies
only to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this
Act. For the purposes of this section, an offense is committed
before the effective date of this Act if any element of the offense
occurs before that date.
(b) An offense committed before the effective date of this
Act is governed by the law in effect when the offense was committed,
and the former law is continued in effect for that purpose.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 699 was passed by the House on March
17, 2005, by a non-record vote.
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 699 was passed by the Senate on May
25, 2005, by the following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
Secretary of the Senate