Rep. Berman Files Bill to End DPS Surcharges

State Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, wants to end something besides illegal immigration and federal intrusion in Texas. He also wants to get rid of the much-maligned Driver Responsibility Program.

Along with a slew of anti-illegal immigration bills and measures meant to limit federal involvement in Texas, Berman on Tuesday filed HB 299, which would repeal the 2003 law that created the program, which requires drivers to pay expensive annual surcharges for certain moving violations.

"I thought it was not only double jeopardy … but I thought it was triple and quadruple jeopardy as well," Berman says.

The program was started to ...

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