2023 Legislation: Driving-Related Offenses

SB 347 (Author: Zaffirini | Sponsor: Harless), Relating to the extension of a driver’s license suspension or disqualification following certain convictions. If someone is found guilty of driving with a canceled, suspended, or revoked license, their license suspension period is extended for the same length as the original violation that caused their license to become invalid; the maximum suspension period is currently two years. SB 347 reduces the maximum suspension period to 90 days for individuals convicted of driving without a valid license. Effective on 9/1/23 

During the 2023 session of the Texas Legislature, the Texas Center for Justice and Equity tracked around 40 youth and adult justice bills that made it to the Governor's desk. You can find links to all of our analyses in our 2023 Bill Analysis Guide.