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  H.B. No. 1198
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to a public awareness campaign to promote the proper
  attachment of trailers to certain motor vehicles.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter H, Chapter 201, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 201.625 to read as follows:
         Sec. 201.625.  TRAILER ATTACHMENT CAMPAIGN. (a) In this
  section, "passenger car" has the meaning assigned by Section
  541.201.
         (b)  The department shall develop and implement a public
  awareness campaign to promote the proper attachment of a trailer to
  a passenger car and raise awareness regarding the potential
  consequences of failing to attach a trailer properly.
         (c)  In implementing the campaign, the department may engage
  in online advocacy, issue public service announcements, and
  distribute materials relating to the campaign.
         (d)  The department may pay the costs of the campaign and its
  administration from:
               (1)  gifts, grants, or donations;
               (2)  matching funds; and
               (3)  other funds made available for that purpose,
  including available department revenue.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1198 was passed by the House on May 2,
  2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 124, Nays 21, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1198 was passed by the Senate on May
  21, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 29, Nays 2.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor