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  H.B. No. 441
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the fees for certain commercial vehicles.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 502.167(c), Transportation Code, as
  effective September 1, 2011, is amended to read as follows:
         (c)  The fee [for a registration year] for registration of a
  semitrailer used in the manner described by Subsection (a),
  regardless of the date the semitrailer is registered, is[:
               [(1)     $30, for a semitrailer being propelled by a power
  unit for which a permit under Section 623.011 has been issued; or
               [(2)]  $15 for a registration year [, for a semitrailer
  being propelled by a power unit for which a permit under Section
  623.011 has not been issued].
         SECTION 2.  Section 623.011(b), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  To qualify for a permit under this section:
               (1)  the vehicle must be registered under Chapter 502
  for the maximum gross weight applicable to the vehicle under
  Section 621.101, not to exceed 80,000 pounds;
               (2)  the security requirement of Section 623.012 must
  be satisfied; and
               (3)  a base permit fee of $90 [$75], any additional fee
  required by Section 623.0111, and any additional fee set by the
  department under Section 623.0112 must be paid.
         SECTION 3.  Section 621.353(a), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The comptroller shall send $50 of each base fee
  collected under Section 623.011 for an excess weight permit to the
  counties of the state, with each county receiving an amount
  determined according to the ratio of the total number of miles of
  county roads maintained by the county to the total number of miles
  of county roads maintained by all of the counties of this state.
  The comptroller shall deposit $40 [$25] of each base fee, plus each
  fee collected under Section 623.0112, to the credit of the state
  highway fund. Money deposited to the credit of that fund under this
  subsection may be appropriated only to the department to administer
  this section and Sections 623.011, 623.0111, and 623.0112.
         SECTION 4.  (a)  The changes in law made by this Act apply
  only to fees charged for a vehicle registration or permit issued on
  or after the effective date of this Act.
         (b)  A vehicle registration or permit issued before the
  effective date of this Act is covered by the law in effect when the
  registration or permit was issued, and the former law is continued
  in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 441 was passed by the House on April
  7, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 3, 1 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 441 was passed by the Senate on May
  21, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 1.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor