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Abbott Signs Bill Sponsored by Price

Governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill sponsored by one of Amarillo’s state representatives.

On Monday, Abbott signed Senate Bill 1764, which was authored by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, which relates to emergency contact and medical information maintained by the Department of Public Safety. The bill allows “the holder of a driver ’s license or personal identification certificate or an authorized agent of the holder to add, amend, or delete information…by submitting an electronic form on the department ’s Internet website.” Amarillo Republican Four Price was listed as the House sponsor on the legislation.

The bill passed unanimously before reaching Governor Abbott’s desk and is set to take effect on September 1, 2019.

Photo by KTRK

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