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  H.B. No. 1199
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the inclusion of certain information regarding trailers
  in vehicle accident reports.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 201.806(a), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (a)  The department shall:
               (1)  tabulate and analyze the vehicle accident reports
  it receives; and
               (2)  annually or more frequently publish on the
  department's Internet website statistical information derived from
  the accident reports as to the number, cause, and location of
  highway accidents, including information regarding the number of:
                     (A)  accidents involving injury to, death of, or
  property damage to a bicyclist or pedestrian; [and]
                     (B)  fatalities caused by a bridge collapse, as
  defined by Section 550.081; and
                     (C)  accidents involving a trailer, including the
  number of fatalities in those accidents.
         SECTION 2.  Section 550.064(b), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b)  An accident report form prepared by the department must:
               (1)  require sufficiently detailed information to
  disclose the cause and conditions of and the persons and vehicles
  involved in an accident if the form is for the report to be made by a
  person investigating the accident;
               (2)  include a way to designate and identify a peace
  officer, firefighter, or emergency medical services employee who is
  involved in an accident while driving a law enforcement vehicle,
  fire department vehicle, or emergency medical services vehicle
  while performing the person's duties;
               (3)  require a statement by a person described by
  Subdivision (2) as to the nature of the accident; [and]
               (4)  include a way to designate whether an individual
  involved in an accident wants to be contacted by a person seeking to
  obtain employment as a professional described by Section 38.01(12),
  Penal Code; and
               (5)  include a way to indicate whether a trailer was
  involved in the accident and, if so, whether the accident resulted
  in any fatalities.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1199 was passed by the House on May 2,
  2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 133, Nays 11, 3 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 1199 was passed by the Senate on May
  21, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor