Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 601.191
Operation of Motor Vehicle in Violation of Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Requirement; Offense


(a)

A person commits an offense if the person operates a motor vehicle in violation of Section 601.051 (Requirement of Financial Responsibility).

(b)

Except as provided by Subsections (c) and (d), an offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $175 or more than $350.

(c)

If a person has been previously convicted of an offense under this section, an offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $350 or more than $1,000.

(d)

If the court determines that a person who has not been previously convicted of an offense under this section is economically unable to pay the fine, the court may reduce the fine to less than $175.

(e)

A citation issued for an offense under this section must include an affirmative indication that the peace officer was unable at the time of the alleged offense to verify financial responsibility for the vehicle through the verification program established under Subchapter N.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 399 (S.B. 1187), Sec. 2, eff. June 1, 2017.
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