Public Safety Committee reviews points program

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House Public Safety Committee will hear updates on law enforcement in the state, including the driver's responsibility surcharge program.

The Department of Public Safety will update lawmakers Monday on the program that assess points on driver's for moving violations and charges extra fees for driving while intoxicated. The state started the program in 2003.

The committee will also hear from the Department of Insurance, the State Fire Marshall and other agencies within its purview.

The Legislature is no longer in session so no new laws will be discussed. Committees hold public meetings to oversee the government agencies they are responsible for overseeing to determine what new laws may be needed when lawmakers return to Austin in 2015.

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