Texas Government Code
Sec. § 411.0097
Transportation and Inspections Meeting With Representatives of Mexican States


(a)

The department shall initiate efforts to meet at least quarterly with the departments counterparts in the Mexican states bordering this state to discuss issues relating to truck inspections and transportation and infrastructure involved in truck inspections and transportation.

(b)

To assist the department in carrying out this section, the department shall contact the border commerce coordinator designated under Section 772.010 and the mayors of each municipality in this state in which a port of entry for land traffic is located.

(c)

At least one department representative participating in a meeting under Subsection (a) must be proficient in Spanish.

(d)

The department, in conjunction with the border commerce coordinator, shall develop short-range and long-range plans, including recommendations to increase bilateral relations with Mexico and expedite trade by mitigating delays in border crossing inspections for northbound truck traffic. In developing the plans, the department and coordinator shall consider information obtained from any meetings under Subsection (a). The department shall update the plan biennially.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 693 (S.B. 293), Sec. 1, eff. June 17, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1312 (S.B. 59), Sec. 28, eff. September 1, 2013.

(b)

The department shall evaluate each multicounty drug task force with respect to whether the task force:

(1)

complies with state and federal requirements, including policies and procedures established by department rule; and

(2)

demonstrates effective performance outcomes.

(c)

Repealed by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1312, Sec. 99(13), eff. September 1, 2013.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 556 (H.B. 1239), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1312 (S.B. 59), Sec. 99(13), eff. September 1, 2013.
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