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  S.B. No. 562
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to annual permits to move certain equipment; authorizing a
  fee.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  The heading to Section 623.071, Transportation
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         Sec. 623.071.  PERMIT TO MOVE CERTAIN [HEAVY] EQUIPMENT.
         SECTION 2.  Section 623.071, Transportation Code, is amended
  by adding Subsection (c-1) to read as follows:
         (c-1)  The department may issue an annual permit that allows
  a person to operate over a state highway or road a vehicle or
  combination of vehicles that exceeds the length and height limits
  provided by law, except that:
               (1)  the maximum length allowed may not exceed 110
  feet; and 
               (2)  the maximum height allowed may not exceed 14 feet.
         SECTION 3.  Sections 623.076(a) and (a-1), Transportation
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (a)  An application for a permit under this subchapter must
  be accompanied by a permit fee of:
               (1)  $60 for a single-trip permit;
               (2)  $120 for a permit that is valid for a period not
  exceeding 30 days;
               (3)  $180 for a permit that is valid for a period of 31
  days or more but not exceeding 60 days;
               (4)  $240 for a permit that is valid for a period of 61
  days or more but not exceeding 90 days; [or]
               (5)  $270 for a permit issued under Section
  623.071(c)(1) or (2); or
               (6)  $960 for a permit issued under Section
  623.071(c-1).
         (a-1)  The following amounts collected under Subsection (a)
  shall be deposited to the general revenue fund, 90 percent of the
  remainder shall be deposited to the credit of the state highway
  fund, and 10 percent of the remainder shall be deposited to the
  credit of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles fund:
 
Amount of Fee Amount Allocated to General Revenue Fund
 
  $60 (single-trip permit)            $30
 
  $120 (30-day permit)            $60
 
  $180            $90
 
  $240            $120
 
  $270            $135
 
  $960            $480
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2015.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 562 passed the Senate on
  March 24, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 562 passed the House on
  April 30, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 139, Nays 0, one
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor