By:  Staples                                                      S.B. No. 866
	(In the Senate - Filed March 1, 2005; March 10, 2005, read 
first time and referred to Committee on Transportation and Homeland 
Security; March 31, 2005, reported favorably by the following 
vote:  Yeas 7, Nays 0; March 31, 2005, sent to printer.)

relating to the operation of authorized emergency vehicles conducting a police escort. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Subsection (a), Section 546.002, 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 Articles 2.12(1)-(4), (8), and (22), 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.
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