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Relating to the denial of the registration of a motor vehicle based on certain information provided by a county to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
Estimated two-year net impact to general revenue related funds for HB 2306, Committee Report 1st House, substituted: an impact of $0 through the biennium ending August 31, 2023.
An estimation of a one-time technology cost of $833,650 to the program required by the bill.
The bill would make no appropriation but could provide the legal basis for an appropriation of funds to implement the provisions of the bill.
HB 2306 would require the Texas DMV to develop a real-time online database through which all counties could update their scofflaw information. If the DMV determines, based on information in the database, that a county tax assessor-collector is authorized to refuse to register a vehicle due to the owner's delinquent status in paying certain fines, fees, or taxes, the DMV would be required to refuse to register the vehicle through its online registration system.
It is not the proper role of state government to act as an enforcer on behalf of counties for overdue taxes, fines, and fees by refusing to process an online vehicle registration. This is inconsistent with individual liberty and limited government. Texas Action opposes HB 2306.