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  S.B. No. 280
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the issuance of specialty license plates for members of
  the military who served in Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  This Act may be cited as the Marine Lance
  Corporal David Lee Espinoza Act.
         SECTION 2.  Section 504.202(e-1), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (e-1)  Other than license plates issued under Subsection
  (h), license plates issued under this section may include, on
  request:
               (1)  the emblem of the veteran's branch of service; or
               (2)  one emblem from another license plate to which the
  person is entitled under Section 504.308, 504.309, 504.310(b),
  504.311, 504.312, 504.313, 504.3135, 504.314, 504.315, 504.316,
  504.3161, 504.318, 504.319, 504.320, 504.323, 504.325, [or]
  504.327, or 504.331.
         SECTION 3.  Subchapter D, Chapter 504, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 504.331 to read as follows:
         Sec. 504.331.  OPERATION FREEDOM'S SENTINEL.  The department
  shall issue specialty license plates for persons who served in the
  United States armed services and participated in Operation
  Freedom's Sentinel. The license plates must include the words
  "Freedom's Sentinel."
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 280 passed the Senate on
  April 12, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 280 passed the House on
  May 19, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 141, Nays 2, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor