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  H.B. No. 2306
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the use of auction proceeds from the sale of certain
  abandoned motor vehicles to reimburse law enforcement agencies for
  compensation paid to certain property owners.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 683.015(a), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  A law enforcement agency is entitled to reimbursement
  from the proceeds of the sale of an abandoned motor vehicle,
  aircraft, watercraft, or outboard motor for:
               (1)  the cost of the auction;
               (2)  towing, preservation, and storage fees resulting
  from the taking into custody; [and]
               (3)  the cost of notice or publication as required by
  Section 683.012; and
               (4)  any compensation made by the agency under
  Subsection (f) to property owners whose property was damaged as a
  result of a pursuit involving the motor vehicle.
         SECTION 2.  Section 683.015(a), Transportation Code, as
  amended by this Act, applies only to proceeds of a sale of an
  abandoned motor vehicle that takes place on or after the effective
  date of this Act. Proceeds of a sale of an abandoned motor vehicle
  that takes place before the effective date of this Act are governed
  by the law in effect on the date of the sale, and the former law is
  continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2306 was passed by the House on May 6,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2306 was passed by the Senate on May
  24, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor