SB 1987

84(R) - 2015
Senate Transportation
Senate Transportation
Transportation & Infrastructure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Jose Menendez

Bill Caption

Relating to specialty license plates for people with a hearing impairment.

Fiscal Notes

Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for SB1987, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: a positive impact of $545,835 through the biennium ending August 31, 2017. 

Bill Analysis

The bill would amend the Occupations Code, to require Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, to create a statewide education and training program for procedures when interacting with drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing.

This legislation would also require the Department of Motor Vehicles to design and issue specialty license plates for a motor vehicle that is operated by a person who is deaf or hard of hearing. The fee for the specialty plate would be $8.

Vote Recommendation Notes

We remain neutral on this legislation. While we are supportive of the effort to help Law Enforcement work to communicate more effectively with those who are hearing impaired, this legislation does not weigh on the principles which guide our analysis on legislation.