84(R) - 2015
Transportation & Infrastructure
Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties; increasing the civil penalty.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
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.