HBA-MSH H.B. 3330 77(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 3330 By: Williams Public Safety 3/28/2001 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Suspension, revocation, and denial of a driver's license are common disciplinary measures for actions such as failing an intoxication test, delinquent payment of child support, and certain juvenile offenses. However, only when a license is suspended, revoked, or denied for certain infractions or for an alcohol related offense is it an offense to operate a motor vehicle during the period of suspension, revocation, or denial. Therefore suspension, revocation, or denial of a driver's license may not be as strong a deterrent as it is intended to be. House Bill 3330 makes it an offense to operate a motor vehicle on any public roadway during the period a license is suspended, revoked, or denied. 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. ANALYSIS House Bill 3330 amends the Transportation Code to provide that a person commits an offense if the person operates a motor vehicle on a public roadway rather than a highway while the person's driver's license or driving privilege is suspended, revoked, canceled, denied, or while the person is prohibited from obtaining a driver's license under any state law. In addition, it is an offense to operate a motor vehicle on a public roadway while a person's driver's license is expired if the license expired during a period of suspension, revocation, disqualification, cancellation, or denial imposed under any state law. EFFECTIVE DATE September 1, 2001.