Honorable Terry Canales, Chair, House Committee on Transportation
Jerry McGinty, Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB2081 by Reynolds (Relating to motor vehicle accidents involving a pedestrian or other vulnerable road user within the area of a crosswalk; creating a criminal offense.), As Introduced
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
It is assumed that the costs associated with the bill's provisions relating to motor vehicle accidents involving a pedestrian or other vulnerable road user within the area of a crosswalk and creating a criminal offense could be absorbed using existing resources.
This analysis assumes implementing the provisions of the bill addressing felony sanctions for criminal offenses would not result in a significant impact on state correctional agencies.
Local Government Impact
A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of not more than $4,000, confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year, or both. Costs associated with enforcement, prosecution and confinement could likely be absorbed within existing resources. Revenue gain from fines imposed and collected is not anticipated to have a significant fiscal implication.
According to the Texas Association of Counties, no significant fiscal impact to counties is anticipated.
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212 Office of Court Admin, 405 Department of Public Safety, 601 Department of Transportation