Action needed: Texas Bill, HB 2443, would make it illegal to stand on the side of the road!
by Beverly Nuckols on March 31, 2011 at 1:20 PM
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
Relating to persons remaining on and parking vehicles on state highway right-of-way; creating an offense.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter K, Chapter 201, Transportation Code, is amended by adding Section 201.9015 to read as follows:
Sec. 201.9015. PERSONS AND VEHICLES ON STATE HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAY. (a) A person may not remain on or park a vehicle on state highway right-of-way except for emergency or highway construction and maintenance purposes. (b) Except as provided by Subsection (c), an offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor. (c) A second or subsequent offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor. SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.