HBA-EVB S.B. 1169 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 1169 By: Wentworth Public Safety 4/30/1999 Committee Report (Amended) 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, except if such advertising promotes the sale of an alcoholic beverage, or promotes the business of a person who manufactures, sells, or distributes an alcoholic beverage, to defray the cost of publishing the handbooks. 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), except as provided by Subsection (c), to sell advertising in any driver's handbook that DPS publishes. (b) Requires DPS to deposit the proceeds from the advertising to the credit of the driver's handbook advertising account. Provides that the driver's handbook advertising account is an account in the general revenue fund that 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. EXPLANATION OF AMENDMENTS Amendment #1 Amends S.B. 1169 as follows: Strikes Subsection (c) in SECTION 1 (Section 521.006, Transportation Code), and inserts a new Subsection (c) to prohibit the Department of Public Safety from including in the driver's handbook advertising for an alcoholic beverage or a product promoting alcoholic beverages.