79R7274 JD-D

By:  Howard                                                       H.B. No. 3056

relating to the peace officers authorized to operate an authorized emergency vehicle used to provide police escort services. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 546.002(a), Transportation Code, is amended to read as follows: (a) In this section, "police escort" means facilitating the movement of a funeral, oversized or hazardous load, or other traffic disruption for public safety purposes by a peace officer described by Article 2.12(1), (2), (3), (4), (8), or (22) [Articles 2.12(1)-(4)], Code of Criminal Procedure. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect immediately if it receives a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution. If this Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this Act takes effect September 1, 2005.