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(b) All proceeds from the sale of the items and advertising under this chapter and all donations acknowledged under this section shall be deposited to the credit of a separate account in the state highway fund. Money in the account is dedicated for the department's use in its travel and information operations. (7578)

(c) Section 403.095, Government Code, does not apply to money deposited under this section. (7579)

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 16.001(a), eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (7580)

Amended by: (7581)

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1185 (S.B. 1017), Sec. 2, eff. June 14, 2013. (7582)

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1185 (S.B. 1017), Sec. 3, eff. June 14, 2013. (7583)

Sec. 204.010. TRAVEL MAGAZINE. (7584)(Text)

(a) The department shall publish the official travel magazine of this state, "Texas Highways." (7585)

(b) The department shall set subscription rates and other charges for the magazine at a level that generates receipts approximately sufficient to cover the cost of producing and distributing the magazine. (7586)

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 16.001(a), eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (7587)


(a) Except as provided by this section or a rule adopted by the commission under this section, the department may not disclose to any person the name, address, telephone number, social security account number, driver's license number, bank account number, credit or debit card number, or charge account number of a person who: (7589)

(1) is or has been a subscriber to "Texas Highways"; or (7590)

(2) has purchased from the department a promotional item described by Section 204.009. (7591)

(b) Chapter 552, Government Code, does not apply to subscriber or purchaser information described by Subsection (a). (7592)

(c) The commission by rule shall establish policies relating to: (7593)

(1) the release of subscriber or purchaser information; (7594)

(2) the use by the department of subscriber and purchaser information; and (7595)

(3) the sale of a mailing list containing the names and addresses of subscribers or purchasers. (7596)

(d) The policies must: (7597)

(1) include a method by which a subscriber or purchaser may require the department to exclude information about the person from a mailing list that is sold; and (7598)

(2) provide that subscriber or purchaser information be disclosed to an agency of this state or the United States only if that agency certifies that the information is necessary for the performance of that agency's duties. (7599)

(e) The department is immune from civil or criminal liability if the department unintentionally violates this section or a rule adopted under this section. (7600)

(f) In this section, a reference to the department includes an officer, employee, or agent of the department. (7601)

Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, Sec. 16.001(a), eff. Sept. 1, 2003. (7602)


Sec. 221.001. DEFINITIONS. (7605)(Text)

In this subtitle: (7606)

(1) "Highway" includes a tolled or nontolled public road or part of a tolled or nontolled public road and a bridge, culvert, building, or other necessary structure related to a public road. (7607)

(2) "Improvement" includes construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and the making of a necessary plan or survey before beginning construction, reconstruction, or maintenance. (7608)

(3) "State highway system" means the highways in this state included in the plan providing for a system of state highways prepared by the director under Section 201.103. (7609)

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (7610)

Amended by: (7611)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 281 (H.B. 2702), Sec. 2.15, eff. June 14, 2005. (7612)


The commission and the governing body of a municipality, including a home-rule municipality, may agree to: (7614)

(1) provide for the location, relocation, improvement, control, supervision, and regulation of a designated state highway in the municipality; and (7615)

(2) establish the respective liabilities and responsibilities of the commission and the municipality under the agreement. (7616)

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (7617)


(a) Improvement of the state highway system with federal aid shall be made under the exclusive and direct control of the department and with appropriations made by the legislature out of the state highway fund. (7619)

(b) The department may improve the state highway system without federal aid either with or without county aid. Improvements made without federal aid must comply with Section 223.045. (7620)

(c) The department shall make or prepare any survey, plan, specifications, or estimate for an improvement of the state highway system if any part of the improvement will be made with federal aid. (7621)

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