HBA-DMD S.B. 1169 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 1169 By: Wentworth Public Safety 5/2/1999 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) distributes 1,085,554 driver's handbooks annually at an agency cost of $231,797.44. S.B. 1169 authorizes DPS to sell advertising in any driver's handbook that it publishes. This bill prohibits DPS from selling advertising that promotes the sale of an alcoholic beverage or that promotes the business of a person who manufactures, sells, or distributes an alcoholic beverage. 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 Subchapter A, Chapter 521, Transportation Code, by adding Section 521.006, as follows: Sec. 521.006. ADVERTISING IN DRIVER'S HANDBOOK. (a) Authorizes the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to sell advertising in any driver's handbook that the DPS publishes, except as provided by Subsection (c). (b) Requires DPS to deposit proceeds from advertising to the credit of the driver's handbook advertising account in the general revenue fund, which is authorized to be appropriated only for the purpose of administration of this chapter. (c) Prohibits DPS from selling advertising that promotes the sale of an alcoholic beverage, as defined in Section 1.04 (Definitions), Alcoholic Beverage Code, or that promotes the business of a person who manufactures, sells, or distributes an alcoholic beverage. Effective date: 90 days after adjournment.