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(a) Money appropriated to the department for authority purposes shall be used by the authority to pay the department for administrative costs and to achieve the purposes of this chapter, including:
(1) providing financial support to law enforcement agencies for economic motor vehicle theft and fraud-related motor vehicle crime enforcement teams;
(2) providing financial support to law enforcement agencies, local prosecutors, judicial agencies, and neighborhood, community, business, and nonprofit organizations for programs designed to reduce the incidence of economic motor vehicle theft and fraud-related motor vehicle crime;
(3) conducting educational programs designed to inform motor vehicle owners of methods of preventing motor vehicle burglary or theft and fraud-related motor vehicle crime;
(4) providing equipment, for experimental purposes, to assist motor vehicle owners in preventing motor vehicle burglary or theft; and
(5) establishing a uniform program to prevent stolen motor vehicles from entering Mexico.
(b) In any fiscal year, the amount of the administrative expenses of the authority, including salaries, travel and marketing expenses, and other overhead expenses may not exceed eight percent of the total expenditures of the authority.
(c) The cost of personnel and services provided to the authority by the department and by the attorney general may be paid only from appropriations made for authority purposes. Appropriations made for authority purposes may not be used for any other purpose.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Transportation Code - TRANSP § 1006.154. Use of Appropriated Funds - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/transportation-code/transp-sect-1006-154.html
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