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  H.B. No. 108
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for certain
  classroom teachers and retired classroom teachers; imposing fees.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter F, Chapter 504, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Sections 504.517 and 504.518 to read as
  follows:
         Sec. 504.517.  CLASSROOM TEACHERS. (a) In this section,
  "classroom teacher" has the meaning assigned by Section 5.001,
  Education Code.
         (b)  The department shall issue specialty license plates for
  classroom teachers with at least 15 years of service teaching
  public school students. The license plates must include the words
  "Texas Teacher" and depict a Texas public education logo. The
  department shall design the license plates in consultation with the
  Texas Education Agency.
         (c)  The fee for issuance of the license plates is $10.
         Sec. 504.518.  RETIRED CLASSROOM TEACHERS. (a) In this
  section, "retired classroom teacher" means a person who:
               (1)  was formerly employed as a classroom teacher, as
  that term is defined by Section 5.001, Education Code; and
               (2)  is a retiree of the Teacher Retirement System of
  Texas.
         (b)  The department shall issue specialty license plates for
  retired classroom teachers with at least 20 years of service
  teaching public school students. The license plates must include
  the words "Retired Texas Teacher" and depict a Texas public
  education logo. The department shall design the license plates in
  consultation with the Texas Education Agency.
         (c)  The fee for issuance of the license plates is $5.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 108 was passed by the House on May 2,
  2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 129, Nays 15, 3 present, not
  voting; and that the House concurred in Senate amendments to H.B.
  No. 108 on May 26, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 138, Nays 2, 2
  present, not voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 108 was passed by the Senate, with
  amendments, on May 24, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 30, Nays
  0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate   
  APPROVED: __________________
                  Date       
   
           __________________
                Governor