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House Committee on Driver's License Issuance and Renewal, Select - 86th R.S. (2019)

Committee Members
Briscoe Cain, Chair
Terry Canales, Vice Chair
Ben Leman
Lina Ortega
Shawn Thierry
Ed Thompson
James White
  • Examine opportunities to expedite the driver's license renewal processes, with a focus on long wait times, physician waivers for eye exams, redundant fingerprinting, and opportunities to complete the renewal online. Review the feasibility of permanently transferring the licensing programs from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
  • Monitor the use of additional funds provided to DPS for improvements to driver's license services and construction of new driver's license service centers. Evaluate the progress being made to reduce wait times at service centers throughout the state.
  • Monitor the implementation of HB 1078 86th R.S., which waives driver's license and handgun license fees for individuals with certificates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Determine whether the legislation is being implemented as intended and whether it is achieving its desired outcome.
  • Monitor the implementation of SB 616 86th R.S., the DPS Sunset bill, which provides for the conditional transfer of licensing programs from DPS to the DMV. Review the new workgroup's adoption of an implementation plan for the orderly transfer of the programs to the DMV, the workgroup's required quarterly reports, and the feasibility study regarding the transfer of the programs.

Appointed by Speaker Dennis Bonnen 12/10/2019, pursuant to Rule 1, Section 16(b), House Rules.
Proclamation, 12/10/2019

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