Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 524.042
Stay of Suspension on Appeal


A suspension of a driver’s license under this chapter is stayed on the filing of an appeal petition only if:


the person’s driver’s license has not been suspended as a result of an alcohol-related or drug-related enforcement contact during the five years preceding the date of the person’s arrest; and


the person has not been convicted during the 10 years preceding the date of the person’s arrest of an offense under:


Article 6701l-1, Revised Statutes, as that law existed before September 1, 1994;


Section 19.05 (Criminally Negligent Homicide)(a)(2), Penal Code, as that law existed before September 1, 1994;


Section 49.04 (Driving While Intoxicated), 49.045 (Driving While Intoxicated With Child Passenger), or 49.06 (Boating While Intoxicated), Penal Code;


Section 49.07 (Intoxication Assault) or 49.08 (Intoxication Manslaughter), Penal Code, if the offense involved the operation of a motor vehicle or a watercraft; or


Section 106.041 (Driving or Operating Watercraft Under the Influence of Alcohol by Minor), Alcoholic Beverage Code.


A stay under this section is effective for not more than 90 days after the date the appeal petition is filed. On the expiration of the stay, the department shall impose the suspension. The department or court may not grant an extension of the stay or an additional stay.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1013, Sec. 28, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1348 (S.B. 328), Sec. 17, eff. September 1, 2009.
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