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BILL ANALYSIS

 

 

Senate Research Center

H.B. 523

87R2633 SRA-D

By: Landgraf (Perry)

 

Transportation

 

5/19/2021

 

Engrossed

 

 

 

AUTHOR'S / SPONSOR'S STATEMENT OF INTENT

 

Concerns have been raised regarding the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain areas of the Permian Basin region heavily impacted by the energy industry. It has been suggested that the number of peace officers eligible to enforce these standards in the region is insufficient to maximize the safety of motorists and truck drivers alike.

 

The proposed legislation extends eligibility to apply for certification to enforce commercial motor vehicle safety standards to sheriffs and deputy sheriffs in counties located within 30 miles of New Mexico and adjacent to two or more counties that generated $100 million or more in oil and gas production tax revenue during the preceding state fiscal year.

 

H.B. 523 amends current law relating to the enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards in certain counties.

 

RULEMAKING AUTHORITY

 

This bill does not expressly grant any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, institution, or agency.

 

SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS

 

SECTION 1. Reenacts Section 644.101(c), Transportation Code, as amended by Chapters 169 (H.B. 917) and 478 (H.B. 511), Acts of the 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019, and amends it, as follows:

 

(c) Provides that a sheriff or a deputy sheriff of certain counties is eligible to apply for certification under Section 644.101 (Certification of Certain Peace Officers), including a county any part of which is within 30 miles of New Mexico, and that is adjacent to two or more counties that generated $100 million or more in tax revenue collected under Chapters 201 (Gas Production Tax) and 202 (Oil Production Tax), Tax Code, from oil and gas production during the preceding state fiscal year. Makes nonsubstantive changes.

 

SECTION 2. Provides that, to the extent of any conflict, this Act prevails over another Act of the 87th Legislature, Regular Session, 2021, relating to nonsubstantive additions to and corrections in enacted codes.

 

SECTION 3. Effective date: September 1, 2021.