Honorable Todd Staples, Chair, Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
SB696 by Ogden (Relating to testing and examination fee requirements for persons completing certain driver education courses.), As Introduced
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The bill would amend the Transportation Code, relating to testing and examination fee requirements for persons completing certain driver education courses.
The bill would eliminate the authority of the director of the Department of Public Safety to waive a driving test for an applicant who had successfully completed and passed the training and testing conducted by a person certified by the director. Under the bill, applicants for the original issuance of a provisional license would have to take a driving test administered by DPS and pay a $10 examination fee. The examination fee would be in addition to the $5 fee for issuance or renewal of a provisional license or instruction permit.
The bill would require the $10 examination fee be deposited to the credit of a special account in the General Revenue Fund, which could only be used by DPS for the administration of driver's licenses and certificates.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2005 and would apply only to applications for a driver's license submitted on or after the effective date of the act.
The bill would create or recreate a dedicated account in the General Revenue Fund, create or recreate a special or trust fund either within or outside the Treasury, or create a dedicated revenue source. Therefore, the fund, account, or revenue dedication included in the bill would be subject to funds consolidation review by the current Legislature.
304 Comptroller of Public Accounts, 405 Department of Public Safety
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