Honorable Joseph Pickett, Chair, House Committee on Transportation
John S. O'Brien, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB3044 by Farias (Relating to the registration of certain vehicles used to provide emergency scene rehabilitation services.), As Introduced
The bill would amend the Transportation Code to authorize the owner of a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to apply for an exempt vehicle registration without payment of a registration fee that would otherwise be required for the registration if the vehicle is owned and used exclusively for emergency scene rehabilitation by a nonprofit organization. The bill would require a $5 application fee.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) indicates that the vehicles and applicants who would be eligible under the provisions of the bill would already qualify for the same registration priveleges with a $5 application fee under Section 502.203 of the Transportation Code, relating to the registration of vehicles used by nonprofit disaster relief organizations. Therefore, it is assumed the provision of the bill would not result in a significant impact to state revenue. Based on the analysis of TxDOT, it is assumed any costs or duties associated with implementing the provisions of the bill could be absorbed within the agency's existing resources.
304 Comptroller of Public Accounts, 601 Department of Transportation
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