Honorable Dan Huberty, Chair, House Committee on Public Education
Ursula Parks, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2683 by Hinojosa, Gina (Relating to a highway toll exemption for public school buses.), As Introduced
The bill would amend the Transportation Code exempting a school bus that is already exempt from registration fees from paying a toll for use of a toll project.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the bond covenant on the Central Texas Turnpike System does not authorize TxDOT to impair revenue by offering free or discounted tolls. TxDOT would be required to reimburse the waived tolls to the toll system.
The bill would take effect September 1, 2017.
601 Department of Transportation, 701 Texas Education Agency
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