Mike Toomey Texas 83rd Session Update: HB 1174
House Bill 1174 sets the standards for punishments and fines for the criminal offense of passing a stopped school bus. All of these offenses are listed as misdemeanors punishable by fines between 500 and 1,200 dollars. If the offender has previously broken this law in the last five years, they will be fined between 1,000 and 2,000 dollars. This bill, if passed, will apply only to offenses occurring on or after September 1st 2013.