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2022 House Bill 5773: Authorize spending more on state road patrol subsidies
Introduced by Rep. Mike Mueller (R) on February 22, 2022
To reduce from $40 to $30 a traffic court surcharge imposed on traffic ticket fines, which is used to have State Police patrol local roads in some jurisdictions, allowing them to essentially shift a portion of their public safety expenses to state taxpayers. The money would instead come from a new $15 million earmark of annual liquor tax revenue to this account.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on February 22, 2022
Reported in the House on March 17, 2022
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Alex Garza (D) on April 12, 2022
To require the legislature to appropriate $15 million annually to the selective local road patrol subsidies that are the subject of this bill.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on April 12, 2022
Received in the Senate on April 14, 2022
Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 14, 2022
Reported in the Senate on June 9, 2022
With the recommendation that the bill pass.

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