83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1792, Chapter 491 Page: 3 of 16
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S.B. No. 1792
1 STATE. (a) A toll project entity may, in lieu of mailing a written
2 notice of nonpayment, serve with a written notice of nonpayment in
3 person an owner of a vehicle that is not registered in this state,
4 including the owner of a vehicle registered in another state of the
5 United States, the United Mexican States, a state of the United
6 Mexican States, or another country or territory. A notice of
7 nonpayment may also be served by an employee of a governmental
8 entity operating an international bridge at the time a vehicle with
9 a record of nonpayment seeks to enter or leave this state.
10 (b) Each written notice of nonpayment issued under
11 Subsection (a) shall include a warning that the failure to pay the
12 amounts in the notice may result in the toll project entity's
13 exercise of the habitual violator remedies under this subchapter.
14 (c) An owner who is served a written notice of nonpayment
15 under Subsection (a) and fails to pay the proper toll and
16 administrative fee within the time specified in the notice commits
17 an offense. Each failure to pay a toll or administrative fee under
18 this subsection is a separate offense.
19 (d) An offense under Subsection (c) is a misdemeanor
20 punishable by a fine not to exceed $250. The court in which an owner
21 is convicted of an offense under this section may also collect the
22 proper toll and administrative fee and forward the toll and fee to
23 the toll project entity.
24 (e) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (c) that
25 the owner of the vehicle is a lessor of the vehicle and not later
26 than the 30th day after the date the notice of nonpayment is served
27 under Subsection (a) provides to the toll project entity proof that
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Texas. Legislature. Senate. 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1792, Chapter 491, legislative document, June 14, 2013; [Austin, Texas]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth438915/m1/3/: accessed March 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.