Issue Date:
Revised Date: 2019-12-16

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Transportation

Origin Date

1975 by the 64th Leg.

Description

Municipalities with a population of less than 5,000 may retain a portion of moving violation fines under Title 7, Transportation Code and Code of Criminal Procedure, Art. 45.051(a). The amount retained is equal to 30% of the municipality's revenue for the preceding fiscal year from all sources, other than federal funds and bond proceeds. After a municipality has retained that amount, the municipality shall send to the comptroller any portion of a fine collected that exceeds $1.

Due Date

At time of conviction.

Collecting Agencies

Note

Amended by H.B. 581, 70th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 243, 71st Leg., R.S.

Amended by S.B. 971, 74th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 352 and H.B. 1230, 76th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 1517, 82nd Leg., R.S.

Amended by S.B. 346, 86th Leg., R.S.

USAS Values

Appropriation Year 20
USAS Title EXCESS FINES-SPEED VIOLATIONS
Receipt Category 01 – Transportation
Receipt Type 25 – Violations, Fines and Penalties
Object Group 30 – Revenues
USAS Status A
Rev/Exp Category 01 – LICENSES, FEES, FINES, AND PENALTIES