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  83R6870 MMC-D
 
  By: Craddick H.B. No. 1216
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the penalty for the offense of reckless driving.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 545.401(b), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  An offense under this section is a misdemeanor
  punishable by:
               (1)  a fine not to exceed $1,000 [$200];
               (2)  confinement in county jail for not more than 90
  [30] days; or
               (3)  both the fine and the confinement.
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to an offense committed on or after the effective date of this Act.
  An offense committed before the effective date of this Act is
  covered by the law in effect when the offense was committed, and the
  former law is continued in effect for that purpose. For purposes of
  this section, an offense was committed before the effective date of
  this Act if any element of the offense was committed before that
  date.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.