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  H.B. No. 628
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to issuance of specialty license plates to honor fallen
  law enforcement officers.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter G, Chapter 504, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 504.680 to read as follows:
         Sec. 504.680.  FALLEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER LICENSE
  PLATES. (a) The department shall issue specialty license plates to
  honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The
  license plates must include:
               (1)  the words "A Hero Remembered Never Dies"; 
               (2)  the words "Honoring Law Enforcement"; and
               (3)  a depiction of a badge covered by a black mourning
  band.
         (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
  surviving family members of peace officers killed in the line of
  duty under Chapter 615, Government Code. 
         (c)  Section 504.702 does not apply to a specialty license
  plate issued under this section.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 628 was passed by the House on April
  28, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 628 was passed by the Senate on May
  18, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor