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Texas Laws | Transportation Code
TRANSPORTATION CODE
TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

(1) the person is required to operate a motor vehicle in the course and scope of the person's employment; (29991)

(2) the vehicle is owned by the person's employer; (29992)

(3) the employer is not owned or controlled by the person whose driving privilege is restricted; (29993)

(4) the employer is notified of the driving privilege restriction; and (29994)

(5) proof of that notification is with the vehicle. (29995)

(f) A previous conviction may not be used for purposes of restricting a person to the operation of a motor vehicle equipped with an interlock ignition device under this section if: (29996)

(1) the previous conviction was a final conviction for an offense under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code, and was for an offense committed more than 10 years before the instant offense for which the person was convicted; and (29997)

(2) the person has not been convicted of an offense under Sections 49.04-49.08 of that code committed within 10 years before the date on which the instant offense for which the person was convicted. (29998)

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.84(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1105, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (29999)

Amended by: (30000)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1067 (H.B. 2246), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2015. (30001)

Sec. 521.2461. TESTING FOR ALCOHOL OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES. (30002)(Text)

The court granting an occupational license under this subchapter may require as a condition of the license that the person submit to periodic testing for alcohol or controlled substances, to be conducted by an entity specified by the court, if the person's license has been suspended under Chapter 524 or 724 or as a result of the person's conviction of an offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated. (30003)

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 426 (S.B. 953), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011. (30004)

Sec. 521.2462. SUPERVISION OF PERSON ISSUED OCCUPATIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE. (30005)(Text)

(a) The court granting an occupational license under this subchapter may order the person receiving the license to: (30006)

(1) submit to supervision by the local community supervision and corrections department to verify compliance with the conditions specified by the order granting the license, including the conditions specified in accordance with Section 521.248; and (30007)

(2) pay a monthly administrative fee under Section 76.015, Government Code. (30008)

(b) The court may order the supervision to continue until the end of the period of suspension of the person's driver's license, including any extensions of that period. (30009)

(c) The court for good cause may modify or terminate supervision before the end of the period of license suspension. (30010)

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 426 (S.B. 953), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011. (30011)

Sec. 521.2465. RESTRICTED LICENSE. (30012)(Text)

(a) On receipt of notice that a person has been restricted to the use of a motor vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device, the department shall notify that person that the person's driver's license expires on the 30th day after the date of the notice. On application by the person and payment of a fee of $10, the department shall issue a special restricted license that conspicuously indicates that the person is authorized to operate only a motor vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device. (30013)

(a-1) The notice provided to the person by the department under Subsection (a) may be provided by: (30014)

(1) first class mail; or (30015)

(2) e-mail if the person has provided an e-mail address to the department and has elected to receive notice electronically. (30016)

(b) On receipt of a copy of a court order removing the restriction or at the end of the period of suspension, as applicable, the department shall issue the person a driver's license without the restriction. (30017)

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.85(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997. (30018)

Amended by: (30019)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1067 (H.B. 2246), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2015. (30020)

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1079 (H.B. 3376), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017. (30021)

Sec. 521.247. APPROVAL OF IGNITION INTERLOCK DEVICES BY DEPARTMENT. (30022)(Text)

(a) The department shall adopt rules for the approval of ignition interlock devices used under this subchapter. (30023)

(b) The department by rule shall establish general standards for the calibration and maintenance of the devices. The manufacturer or an authorized representative of the manufacturer is responsible for calibrating and maintaining the device. (30024)

(c) If the department approves a device, the department shall notify the manufacturer of that approval in writing. Written notice from the department to a manufacturer is admissible in a civil or criminal proceeding in this state. The manufacturer shall reimburse the department for any cost incurred by the department in approving the device. (30025)

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