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  H.B. No. 864
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to a garagekeeper's duty to report the abandonment of a
  motor vehicle.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 683.031(c), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (c)  The garagekeeper shall report the abandonment of the
  motor vehicle to a law enforcement agency with jurisdiction where
  the vehicle is located [or to the Department of Public Safety] and
  shall pay a $10 fee to be used by the law enforcement agency for the
  cost of the notice required by this subchapter or other cost
  incurred in disposing of the vehicle. [A fee paid to the Department
  of Public Safety shall be used to administer this chapter.]
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 864 was passed by the House on March
  13, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 864 was passed by the Senate on May
  10, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor