Law:Title 6. Roadways. Subtitle G. Turnpikes And Toll Projects from Chapter 372. Provisions Applicable To More Than One Type Of Toll Project (Texas)

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Subtitle G. Turnpikes And Toll Projects

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Chapter 372. Provisions Applicable To More Than One Type Of Toll Project

Subchapter A. General Provisions

Section 372.001.  Definitions.

In this chapter:

(1)  "Toll project" means a toll project described by Section 201.001(b), regardless of whether the toll project:

(A)  is a part of the state highway system; or

(B)  is subject to the jurisdiction of the department.

(2)  "Toll project entity" means an entity authorized by law to acquire, design, construct, finance, operate, and maintain a toll project, including:

(A)  the department under Chapter 227 or 228;

(B)  a regional tollway authority under Chapter 366;

(C)  a regional mobility authority under Chapter 370; or

(D)  a county under Chapter 284.

Reenacted and redesignated from Transportation Code, Chapter 371 and amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87, Sec. 23.004, eff. September 1, 2009.

Reenacted and redesignated from Transportation Code, Chapter 371 and amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 940, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.



Subchapter B. Toll Project Operation

Section 372.051.  Use Of Motor Vehicle Registration Or License Plate Information.

(a) A toll project entity may not use motor vehicle registration or other information derived from a license plate on a vehicle using a toll project, including information obtained by the use of automated enforcement technology described by Section 228.058, for purposes other than those related to:

(1)  toll collection and toll collection enforcement; and

(2)  law enforcement purposes on request by a law enforcement agency.

(b)  If a toll project entity enters into an agreement with an entity in another state that involves the exchange of motor vehicle registration or license plate information for toll collection or toll collection enforcement purposes, the agreement must provide that the information may not be used for purposes other than those described in Subsection (a).

Reenacted and redesignated from Transportation Code, Chapter 371 and amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87, Sec. 23.004, eff. September 1, 2009.

Reenacted and redesignated from Transportation Code, Chapter 371 and amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 940, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 372.052.  Vehicles Used By Nonprofit Disaster Relief Organizations.

A toll project entity may not require a vehicle registered under Section 502.203 to pay a toll for the use of a toll project.

Reenacted and redesignated from Transportation Code, Chapter 371 and amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87, Sec. 23.004, eff. September 1, 2009.

Reenacted and redesignated from Transportation Code, Chapter 371 and amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 940, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section 372.053.  Veteran Discount Program.

(a) A toll project entity may establish a discount program for electronic toll collection customers.  The program must include free or discounted use of the entity's toll project by an electronic toll collection customer whose account relates to a vehicle registered:

(1)  under Section 504.202;

(2)  under Section 504.315(g); or

(3)  by a person who has received the Medal of Honor.

(b)  The legislature may appropriate funds from the general revenue fund to a toll project entity to defray the cost of providing free or discounted use of the entity's toll project under this section.

Reenacted and redesignated from Transportation Code, Chapter 371 and amended by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 940, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.


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