Honorable Leticia Van de Putte, Chair, Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB1123 by Herrero (Relating to discount programs for certain veterans provided by toll project entities.), As Engrossed
The bill would amend Section 372.053 (a), Transportation Code, to require a toll project entity to offer free or reduced tolls to vehicles registered with "Legion of Valor" military specialty license plates if the toll project entity opts to establish a discount program for electronic toll collection customers.
Pursuant to Section 372.053 (a), Transportation Code, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) currently allows vehicles that are actively registered with the State of Texas and displaying a Disabled Veteran, Purple Heart, or Medal of Honor specialty license plate to use TxDOT toll roads free of charge. The bill would require TxDOT to offer free or reduced tolls to vehicles registered with Legion of Valor specialty plates. Based on the number of vehicles registered with Legion of Valor specialty plates, it is assumed the provisions of the bill would not result in a significant fiscal impact to the state.
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