Issue Date: 1991-09-01
Revised Date: 2023-09-01

Legal Cites


1991 by S.B. 2, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S.


Established to receive Clean Air Act fees used to safeguard air resources of the state, including payments to Public Safety Commission for cost of administering vehicle emissions inspection/maintenance program, except that after the date of delegation of the state's permitting program under Title V, Federal Clean Air Act, fees may be appropriated only to cover costs of developing/administering the federal permit program under Titles IV and V of Federal Clean Air Act.

In addition to funding local incentive projects, fees collected under § 382.202(c) and § 382.302, up to $7 million per year, may be used for counties participating in Low-Income Vehicle Repair Assistance, Retrofit, and Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Programs under § 382.209 only on a matching basis. $2 million of the $7 million may be used only for projects to reduce the use of counterfeit inspection stickers.

The Emissions Reduction Incentive Account, a subaccount within 0151, used to pay for emissions reduction project incentives under a program developed under Section 382.051867.

Initial inspection period for rental cars and light trucks is 3 years with $6 of the inspection fee deposited to GR Account 0151 – Clean Air.

$500,000 is transferred annually to this account from Fund 1201 – Texas Emissions Reduction Plan Trust.

Classification Group 01: General State Operating and Disbursing Funds [?]
Depository Interest Credited to General Revenue Fund (0001)
Disposition of Balance Accumulative
Appropriation Technique General Appropriations Act


Formerly administered by the Air Control Board, Agency 519, abolished 9/1/93.

Unobligated balances previously transferred to GR at the end of each biennium. Requirement deleted by H.B. 2049, 73rd Leg., R.S. eff. 9-1-93.

Exempt from loss of dedication (§ 403.094, Government Code) by S.B. 1234 (§ 2.01) and H.B. 2605 (§ 9), 73rd Leg., R.S. 

Emissions Reduction Incentive Account added by H.B. 638, 78th Leg., R.S.

A subaccount, not to exceed $20 million, was added by H.B. 1611, 79th Leg., R.S. and was repealed by S.B. 12, 80th Leg., R.S.

H.B. 2859, 83rd Leg., R.S. increased use of fees under §382.209 from up to $5 million to up to $7 million and added that $2 million may only be used for counterfeit inspection stickers.

H.B. 7, 83rd Leg., R.S. requires interest be deposited to General Revenue (0001).

$500,000 annual transfer changed from GR Account 5071 to Fund 1201 by H.B. 3745, 86th Leg., R.S.

3-year inspection of rental vehicles added by S.B. 2102, 88th Leg., R.S.

USAS Values

Consolidated Fund 0001
USAS Status A
Used to make general expenditures for the daily operations of state government.