By:  Ogden                                                        S.B. No. 696

relating to testing and examination fee requirements for certain provisional license holders. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 521.273, Transportation Code, is amended by adding Subsection (c) to read as follows: (c) The department shall require a provisional license holder to pass the examination under Section 521.161(b)(2) before issuing a renewal driver's license to the holder if, in the year preceding the date of renewal of the license, the license holder: (1) has been convicted of a moving violation; or (2) has had the holder's license suspended, due to one or more incidents involving the operation of a motor vehicle, by the department. SECTION 2. Section 521.421, Transportation Code, is amended by adding Subsections (i) and (j) to read as follows: (i) In addition to the fee in Subsection (c), an applicant applying for a renewal or reinstatement of a provisional license must pay a $10 examination fee if the applicant takes the examination required by Section 521.161(b)(2). (j) The fee collected under Subsection (i) must be deposited to the credit of a special account in the general revenue fund and may be used only by the department for the administration of this chapter. SECTION 3. This Act applies only to an application for the renewal or reinstatement of a provisional driver's license submitted on or after the effective date of this Act. SECTION 4. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.