By: Ogden S.B. No. 696
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
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
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
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.