HBA-NIK, PDH H.B. 1127 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 1127 By: Wohlgemuth Transportation 4/11/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, Texas law allows for the parents and children of police officers killed in the line of duty to obtain specialized license plates. Siblings, stepchildren, or children adopted by the slain police officer are not currently eligible to receive the special license plate. H.B. 1127 allows siblings, stepchildren, and children adopted by police officers killed in the line of duty to obtain special license plates to honor their fallen relative. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 502.289(a), Transportation Code, to include a brother, sister, and an adopted child or stepchild, among the relatives of a person killed in the line of duty to whom the Texas Department of Transportation is required to issue a specially designed license plate. Makes a nonsubstantive change. SECTION 2.Effective date: September 1, 1999. SECTION 3.Emergency clause.