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  By: Hinojosa S.B. No. 2084
 
 
 
   
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to operating a motor vehicle while a person is occupying
  the trunk of the motor vehicle; creating a criminal offense.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter I, Chapter 545, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 545.4141 to read as follows:
         Sec. 545.4141.  CARRYING PERSON IN TRUNK; OFFENSE. (a) In
  this section, "trunk" means that portion of a motor vehicle that is:
               (1)  designed for the transportation of cargo and not
  the transportation of the operator or passengers; and
               (2)  enclosed on all sides and accessible only by means
  of a door or lid.
         (b)  A person commits an offense if the person operates a
  motor vehicle on a highway or street while another person is
  occupying the trunk.
         (c)  An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2019.