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  H.B. No. 263
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the issuance of "Back the Blue" specialty license
  plates.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter G, Chapter 504, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 504.668 to read as follows:
         Sec. 504.668.  BACK THE BLUE LICENSE PLATES. (a)  The
  department shall issue specialty license plates that include a thin
  blue line and the words "Back the Blue."
         (b)  After deduction of the department's administrative
  costs, the remainder of the fee for issuance of the license plates
  shall be deposited to the credit of an account created by the
  comptroller in the manner provided by Section 504.6012(b). Money
  deposited to that account may be used only by the Employees
  Retirement System of Texas to provide financial assistance to
  survivors of peace officers under Chapter 615, Government Code.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 263 was passed by the House on May 4,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 143, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 263 was passed by the Senate on May
  16, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor