HB 691

84(R) - 2015
House Transportation
House Transportation
Civil Justice
Criminal Justice
Transportation & Infrastructure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Armando Walle

Bill Caption

Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties; increasing the civil penalty.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

The bill would amend the Transportation Code section 397.0125(a) to increase the civil penalty from $1,000 to not more than $5,000, in addition to a criminal penalty, on a person who operates an automotive wrecking and salvage yard in violation of the chapter per day.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This legislation is increasing the penalty by 500% from the current penalty in violation of the chapter. We feel that it is unnecessary for government to over-penalize a business, even at a maximum of $5,000 per day. We oppose this bill.