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  85R12860 BEE-D
 
  By: Goldman H.B. No. 3877
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to repealing consent towing operator licenses.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 2303.1016(a), Occupations Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The commission shall adopt rules for the issuance of a
  dual license for a person who is a vehicle storage facility employee
  and towing operator.  The department shall issue the license to an
  applicant who:
               (1)  meets the requirements established under:
                     (A)  Section 2303.1015;
                     (B)  Section 2308.153 or [,] 2308.154 [, or
  2308.155]; and
                     (C)  any applicable rules adopted under this
  subchapter or Subchapter D, Chapter 2308; and
               (2)  submits to the department:
                     (A)  an application on a department-approved
  form; and
                     (B)  the required license fee.
         SECTION 2.  Section 2308.1521(a), Occupations Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The commission shall adopt rules for the issuance of a
  dual license for a person who is a vehicle storage facility employee
  and towing operator.  The department shall issue the license to an
  applicant who:
               (1)  meets the requirements established under:
                     (A)  Section 2308.153 or [,] 2308.154 [, or
  2308.155];
                     (B)  Section 2303.1015; and
                     (C)  any applicable rules adopted under this
  subchapter or Subchapter C, Chapter 2303; and
               (2)  submits to the department:
                     (A)  an application on a department-approved
  form; and
                     (B)  the required license fee.
         SECTION 3.  Section 2308.1551(b), Occupations Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  Notwithstanding Subsection (a), an applicant for a
  license under Section 2308.153 may be supervised by an operator who
  holds a license issued under Section 2308.153 or [,] 2308.154 [, or
  2308.155].
         SECTION 4.  Section 2308.155, Occupations Code, is repealed.
         SECTION 5.  On the effective date of this Act, a license
  issued under a law that is repealed by this Act expires.
         SECTION 6.  (a) The change in law made by this Act does not
  affect the validity of a proceeding pending before a court or other
  governmental entity on the effective date of this Act.
         (b)  An offense or other violation of law committed before
  the effective date of this Act is governed by the law in effect when
  the offense or violation was committed, and the former law is
  continued in effect for that purpose.  For purposes of this
  subsection, an offense or violation was committed before the
  effective date of this Act if any element of the offense or
  violation occurred before that date.
         SECTION 7.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.