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  S.B. No. 2221
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to issuance of specialty license plates to honor personnel
  of sheriff's offices.
         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.  SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS LICENSE PLATE.  
  (a)  The department shall issue specialty license plates to honor
  the personnel of sheriff's offices.  The license plates must
  include:
               (1)  the words "Support Your Sheriff's Office"; and
               (2)  a depiction of the Sheriffs' Association of Texas
  logo.
         (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 Texas Commission
  on Law Enforcement to make grants to a nonprofit organization that
  has a history of promoting the training, retention, and
  professionalism of sheriff's deputies, county jail employees,
  emergency service center employees, or other positions and offices
  administered by a sheriff.
         (c)  Section 504.702 does not apply to a specialty license
  plate issued under this section.
         SECTION 2.  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. 2221 passed the Senate on
  April 20, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 2221 passed the House on
  May 6, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 128, Nays 6, two present
  not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor