H.B. No. 2774
  relating to the installation of unsafe motor vehicle tires;
  creating a criminal offense.
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 727, Transportation Code, is amended by
  adding Section 727.005 to read as follows:
         Sec. 727.005.  INSTALLATION OF UNSAFE TIRES; OFFENSE.  (a)  A
  person commits an offense if:
               (1)  the person owns or operates a business that
  installs tires on motor vehicles;
               (2)  the person or an employee of the person installs a
  tire on a motor vehicle to be used on a public street or highway;
               (3)  the tire is or will be subject to inspection under
  Section 548.051; and
               (4)  the person knows that the tire:
                     (A)  has tire tread less than one-sixteenth of an
  inch deep;
                     (B)  has a localized worn spot that exposes the
  ply or cord through the tread;
                     (C)  has a tread or sidewall crack, cut, or snag as
  measured on the outside of the tire that is more than one inch long
  and deep enough to expose the body cords;
                     (D)  has any visible bump, bulge, or knot
  apparently related to tread or sidewall separation or partial
  failure of the tire structure, including bead area;
                     (E)  has been regrooved or recut below the
  original groove depth, except for a special regroovable tire that
  has extra undertread rubber for that purpose and is identified as a
  regroovable tire;
                     (F)  has been repaired temporarily by the use of a
  blowout patch or boot;
                     (G)  has worn tread wear indicators that contact
  the road in any two adjacent major grooves in the center or middle
  of the tire; or
                     (H)  does not otherwise meet applicable
  Department of Public Safety safety standards for the tire adopted
  under Section 547.101.
         (b)  This section does not apply to the reinstallation of a
  tire on a motor vehicle that had been removed from the motor
         (c)  An offense under this section is a misdemeanor
  punishable by a fine of not less than $100 or more than $500.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 2774 was passed by the House on May 3,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 121, Nays 25, 2 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 2774 on May 24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 121, Nays 18,
  2 present, not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 2774 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 22, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 25, Nays
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________