81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 3638, Chapter 974 Page: 1 of 3
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H.B. No. 3638
1 AN ACT
2 relating to the use of safety belts by the operator of or a
3 passenger in a motor vehicle used exclusively to transport solid
5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
6 SECTION 1. Section 545.413(e), Transportation Code, is
7 amended to read as follows:
8 (e) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that:
9 (1) the person possesses a written statement from a
10 licensed physician stating that for a medical reason the person
11 should not wear a safety belt;
12 (2) the person presents to the court, not later than
13 the 10th day after the date of the offense, a statement from a
14 licensed physician stating that for a medical reason the person
15 should not wear a safety belt;
16 (3) the person is employed by the United States Postal
17 Service and performing a duty for that agency that requires the
18 operator to service postal boxes from a vehicle or that requires
19 frequent entry into and exit from a vehicle;
20 (4) the person is engaged in the actual delivery of
21 newspapers from a vehicle or is performing newspaper delivery
22 duties that require frequent entry into and exit from a vehicle;
23 (5) the person is employed by a public or private
24 utility company and is engaged in the reading of meters or
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Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. 81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, House Bill 3638, Chapter 974, legislative document, June 19, 2009; [Austin, Texas]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth148750/m1/1/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.