Texas Driver Responsibility Surcharge Program Petition!!!!!

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I have dedicated many months of my time to prepare a report of sorts on the DRP. What I have discovered is that the entire fate of Texas is connected to the Surcharge Program. This is because the money from the Unconstitutional program is earmarked for the Tran-Texas Corridor, which is a strategic segment of what is to become a Super Corridor that spans the entire North American Continent.

The state is suspending people's license over not paying an excessive surcharge fee that is in addition to what you agree to in court. What's more is the money is going to pay for the Corridor projects, without consent or knowledge or the People or Congress! I believe that spreading the word would enable individuals to better deal with the negative effects that the TX DRP has had on their lives, as well as have a say in their own future.

TX DRP Surcharge Petition
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Sep 2, 2007
 
Driver Responsibility Law

Points system

The Driver Responsibility law (TRC § 708; Article 10, House Bill 3588, 78th Legislative Session) establishes a system which assigns points to moving violations classified as Class C misdemeanors and applies surcharges to offenders, based upon the type of offense and the time period in which the citation was received. For each conviction, DPS will assign points to a person’s driver license as follows:
• Two points for a moving violation (defined by 37 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §15.89) conviction in Texas or that of another state.
• Points will not be assigned for speeding less than 10% over the posted limit or for seat belt convictions.
• Three points for a moving violation conviction in Texas that resulted in a vehicle crash.
• Effective September 1, 2005, Child Safety Seat Violations will accrue two points.
Points accrued remain on the driver record for a period of three years from conviction date. An offense committed prior to September 1, 2003 will not apply to the assessment of points under the program.

Points surcharges

DPS will assess a surcharge when the driver accumulates a total of six points or more on their record during a three-year period. The driver must pay a $100 surcharge for the first six points and $25 for each additional point.

Annual surcharges for certain convictions
Drivers who receive a conviction for any of the following offenses that occur on or after September 1, 2003 are required to pay an annual surcharge for three years from the date of conviction.
• Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), or a DWI-related offense
•• First Conviction -$1,000 annual surcharge
•• Second Convicton -$1,500 annual surcharge
•• Any Conviction with a BAC of .16 or greater -$2,000 annual surcharge
• Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility
••$250 annual surcharge
• Driving While License Invalid
••$250 annual surcharge
• Driving without a Valid License (i.e.; No Driver License, No Commercial Driver License, No Endorsement Violation, No Motorcycle License, Operate with License for other Class Vehicle).
••$100 annual surcharge

Surcharges are automatically assessed for these convictions and do not accrue points. All surcharges assessed for this program are in addition to all other reinstatement fees required for other administrative actions and do not replace any administrative suspension, revocation, disqualification or cancellation action that results from these same convictions.

Driver notification of surcharge and driver license suspension

The offending driver will be notified by mail to the address on record with DPS of the assessment of a surcharge on their driver license. The notice will state the surcharge must be paid within 30 days to prevent the suspension of the driver license. Upon suspension of the license for failure to comply with the surcharge requirements, the license remains suspended until the person establishes an installment agreement, or pays in full all surcharges and related costs, such as service/collection fees. Individual's establishing an installment agreement will receive monthly reminders with a payment coupon indicating the amount due.

Who receives the money collected
Each surcharge collected by the Department under this law will be remitted to the Texas State Comptroller's office on a monthly basis. The Trauma Centers Fund and Texas General Revenue Fund receives 99% of the revenue collected, while DPS receives the remaining one percent for the administration of the Driver Responsibility Program.

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Sep 2, 2007
 
If you look up and read Article 10 (sec. 780.004) payments form the account, describing the DRP, you will see that the money doesn’t just go to the trauma center. They must apply to receive funding and they must be exempt from federal income tax and aid. They are certainly not guaranteed to receive funding.

Later, the DRP law is changed to give the half of the funds to General Revenue and ultimately the Texas Mobility fund, and the other half to Trauma Care centers. The TX mobility fund is the top priority, so the state is using the money for unauthorized Toll construction purposes.
Info from articles and SB1723:

As of Sept. 1, 2003, Texans who racked up bad-driving points were supposed to pay the new fines before renewing their licenses.
But, because the DPS didn't have the proper software in place, about 100,000 drivers slipped through the cracks during the past year and were allowed to renew.

Now, the DPS is going after them retroactively.
"Pay me now or pay me later, we're going to get the money," Mange said.

The delay has caused a $100 million shortfall in statewide road and transit funding this year.
(from bill)-..DPS has estimated a cost of $225,000 for driver license system modifications, which DPS estimates it will unable to complete until January 1, 2008.

Like last time, the law is going into effect before they even have the utilities to notify people and manage the notification process/system.
Also, When you sign an official agreement in court in which both parties acknowledge the issue is, or has since been resolved, you are signing in good faith that the text as well as the government's credibility are valid.

People are expected to pay an additional fine,(an excessive one at that) whenever the state-hired company, which admitted to not functioning properly, gets around to sending out notifications. Not to mention the individual is not allowed to contest the issue! If someone would have known about the program, they might have handled their particular case differently (they deserve that right!

Since the inception of the program, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has sent notices billing $478.7 million in potential surcharges, but has only collected $132.8 million.

Metroplex leaders expect to use their share of the mobility fund on:

• The Cotton Belt commuter rail line from Fort Worth to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.
• The Texas 114/121 Grapevine funnel.
• Toll-express lanes on Interstate 635 in Dallas.

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If you look up and read Article 10 (sec. 780.004) payments form the account, describing the DRP, you will see that the money doesn’t just go to the trauma center. They must apply to receive funding and they must be exempt from federal income tax and aid. They are certainly not guaranteed to receive funding.

Later, the DRP law is changed to give the half of the funds to General Revenue and ultimately the Texas Mobility fund, and the other half to Trauma Care centers. The TX mobility fund is the top priority, so the state is using the money for unauthorized Toll construction purposes.
Info from articles and SB1723:

As of Sept. 1, 2003, Texans who racked up bad-driving points were supposed to pay the new fines before renewing their licenses.
But, because the DPS didn't have the proper software in place, about 100,000 drivers slipped through the cracks during the past year and were allowed to renew.
Now, the DPS is going after them retroactively.
"Pay me now or pay me later, we're going to get the money," Mange said.

The delay has caused a $100 million shortfall in statewide road and transit funding this year.
(from bill)-..DPS has estimated a cost of $225,000 for driver license system modifications, which DPS estimates it will unable to complete until January 1, 2008.

Like last time, the law is going into effect before they even have the utilities to notify people and manage the notification process/system.
Also, When you sign an official agreement in court in which both parties acknowledge the issue is, or has since been resolved, you are signing in good faith that the text as well as the government's credibility are valid.

People are expected to pay an additional fine,(an excessive one at that) whenever the state-hired company, which admitted to not functioning properly, gets around to sending out notifications. Not to mention the individual is not allowed to contest the issue! If someone would have known about the program, they might have handled their particular case differently (they deserve that right!

Since the inception of the program, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has sent notices billing $478.7 million in potential surcharges, but has only collected $132.8 million.

Metroplex leaders expect to use their share of the mobility fund on:

• The Cotton Belt commuter rail line from Fort Worth to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.
• The Texas 114/121 Grapevine funnel.
• Toll-express lanes on Interstate 635 in Dallas.

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Sep 8, 2007
 
http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/director_staff/p...

Who receives money from the surcharges?

Each surcharge collected by the department under this law will be remitted to the Comptroller, on a monthly basis. Trauma centers and county and regional emergency medical services will receive 49.5 percent of the collected money, and the Texas Mobility fund will receive 49.5 percent of the collected money. The money that goes to trauma centers will be handled by the Texas Department of Health, while the **Texas Department of Transportation** will handle money going to the **Mobility fund**, which funds highway projects, including the **Trans-Texas Corridor**. The remaining one percent of the collected money will go to DPS for operation of the Driver Responsibility program.

The Driver Responsibility Program was passed into law as part of House bill 3588, article 10.(The text of the law is located at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us , page 152 of the Adobe text version.)

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Feb 3, 2008
 
I totally agree. I've had the unfortunate experience of seeing my now-21-year-old son make continous bad choices and not only has he been incacerated and received time-served for the various offenses, but he is now forced to pay thousands of dollars for the Texas DPS surcharges. He applied for a Texas Identification Card last spring, but he cannot even get that until the surcharges are paid in full. I cannot believe that whatever entity is in charge is allowed to deny him access to havng an state-issued identification charge. How i the world is he supposed to get a job and pay for these surcharges if he has no identification. I believe that the State or the DPS has merely manipulated the "double jeopardy" problem by calling these double-jeopardy fines "surcharges." There are lawyers and judges that even say they are unconstitutional. If businesses/companies were doing what the State is doing on these surcharges, the Attorney General (State and/or Federal) would notify the public of this scam, and they would go after the companies for the scams. That's exactly what they are. Also, if the funds are being used for the good of the general public, then the entire general public should have to contribute, not just a group of people who have made bad choices and who have presumably already paid their debts to society. I am surprised that the state democratic legislators allowed this to happen.
Tamara S wrote:
I have dedicated many months of my time to prepare a report of sorts on the DRP. What I have discovered is that the entire fate of Texas is connected to the Surcharge Program. This is because the money from the Unconstitutional program is earmarked for the Tran-Texas Corridor, which is a strategic segment of what is to become a Super Corridor that spans the entire North American Continent.
The state is suspending people's license over not paying an excessive surcharge fee that is in addition to what you agree to in court. What's more is the money is going to pay for the Corridor projects, without consent or knowledge or the People or Congress! I believe that spreading the word would enable individuals to better deal with the negative effects that the TX DRP has had on their lives, as well as have a say in their own future.
TX DRP Surcharge Petition
www.petitiononline.com/TXDRP07/petition.html
Have you heard of this yet??
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/images2/nasco.jp...
Paul

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Mar 1, 2008
 
Thank you for the petition drive. It is a shame so much power is given to a few in order to get the very last drop on money from the citizens. And the fact that they can suspend your license for not having paid one time or a missed payment without even a warning letter allowing you to pay before suspension shows how corrupt the program is.

I would think if someones license is suspended by this program for one missed payment and they go to jail where very bad things can happen to you, they would be liable because they failed to give a written warning before suspension.

If a big lawsuit happens it might change things.

Oh, and thanks for the cute pic...
Charlie

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Mar 2, 2008
 
Julie S wrote:
I totally agree. I've had the unfortunate experience of seeing my now-21-year-old son make continous bad choices and not only has he been incacerated and received time-served for the various offenses, but he is now forced to pay thousands of dollars for the Texas DPS surcharges. He applied for a Texas Identification Card last spring, but he cannot even get that until the surcharges are paid in full. I cannot believe that whatever entity is in charge is allowed to deny him access to havng an state-issued identification charge. How i the world is he supposed to get a job and pay for these surcharges if he has no identification. I believe that the State or the DPS has merely manipulated the "double jeopardy" problem by calling these double-jeopardy fines "surcharges." There are lawyers and judges that even say they are unconstitutional. If businesses/companies were doing what the State is doing on these surcharges, the Attorney General (State and/or Federal) would notify the public of this scam, and they would go after the companies for the scams. That's exactly what they are. Also, if the funds are being used for the good of the general public, then the entire general public should have to contribute, not just a group of people who have made bad choices and who have presumably already paid their debts to society. I am surprised that the state democratic legislators allowed this to happen.<quoted text>
Your son couldn't even get an I.D? That is an outrage.
Mary M

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Mar 23, 2008
 
Hello everyone. Want to help fight the TX Responsibility Program? go to http://www.myspace.com/fightthetxresponsibili... and join the crusade!

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Mar 27, 2008
 
Tamara, I'm about to hit the radio waves and news stations. Will you contact me and help me gather the correct information to present to Texans? I appreciate it.
Thanks, Mary Moody
webpage: http://www.myspace.com/fightthetxresponsibili...

e-mail: fightthetxresponsibilityprogra m@yahoo.com
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Mar 28, 2008
 
Im am one the many that have missed my payment by one day and they tried to get me to pay $800 up front. It creates a downward financial spiral that an individual can't get out of. I didn't pay it and my license is suspended. Its a sad attempt to suck even more excess dollars from those who have made a mistake. Hopefully one of those scum legislators who help mandate this crap legislation will have relatives or kids that this will affect.

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Roy Attwood wrote:
Im am one the many that have missed my payment by one day and they tried to get me to pay $800 up front. It creates a downward financial spiral that an individual can't get out of. I didn't pay it and my license is suspended. Its a sad attempt to suck even more excess dollars from those who have made a mistake. Hopefully one of those scum legislators who help mandate this crap legislation will have relatives or kids that this will affect.
Roy: if you can; go to http://www.myspace.com/fightthetxresponsibili... and join or e-mail me at fightthetxresponsibilityprogra m@yahoo.com. I'm currently working on getting every DL re-instated and your fees erased and refunded. Thank You. Mary

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Tamara S wrote:
I have dedicated many months of my time to prepare a report of sorts on the DRP. What I have discovered is that the entire fate of Texas is connected to the Surcharge Program. This is because the money from the Unconstitutional program is earmarked for the Tran-Texas Corridor, which is a strategic segment of what is to become a Super Corridor that spans the entire North American Continent.
The state is suspending people's license over not paying an excessive surcharge fee that is in addition to what you agree to in court. What's more is the money is going to pay for the Corridor projects, without consent or knowledge or the People or Congress! I believe that spreading the word would enable individuals to better deal with the negative effects that the TX DRP has had on their lives, as well as have a say in their own future.
TX DRP Surcharge Petition
www.petitiononline.com/TXDRP07/petition.html
Have you heard of this yet??
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/images2/nasco.jp...
Tamara, if you can, please reply to Website: http://www.myspace.com/fightthetxresponsibili...
e-mail: fightthetxresponsibilityprogra m@yahoo.com
thanks, Mary

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Roy Attwood wrote:
Im am one the many that have missed my payment by one day and they tried to get me to pay $800 up front. It creates a downward financial spiral that an individual can't get out of. I didn't pay it and my license is suspended. Its a sad attempt to suck even more excess dollars from those who have made a mistake. Hopefully one of those scum legislators who help mandate this crap legislation will have relatives or kids that this will affect.
Thank you for your support Roy!
jackie s

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Apr 4, 2008
 
Talk about a corrupt system, thanks Gov Perry, not only do we not want the TTC but to double bill us for our mistakes is a travesty to the people of this state. I was in an accident and the other driver was ticketed, I was not, but yet my insurance company sent me a letter that they filed it as a "at fault" accident and accessed 6 pts to my drivers record so now I'll have to pay a surcharge fee, and I wasn't ticketed, how to get out of that, I've written letters but to no avail??? Help!

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jackie s wrote:
Talk about a corrupt system, thanks Gov Perry, not only do we not want the TTC but to double bill us for our mistakes is a travesty to the people of this state. I was in an accident and the other driver was ticketed, I was not, but yet my insurance company sent me a letter that they filed it as a "at fault" accident and accessed 6 pts to my drivers record so now I'll have to pay a surcharge fee, and I wasn't ticketed, how to get out of that, I've written letters but to no avail??? Help!
Dude, if you never got a ticket, why does the insurance co. think you were the cause of the accident? If you request a copy of the accident report indicating the other person's fault, then your insurance co has to drop it. Have you tried this? If so, let me know and I know that there is something you can do. However, the surcharge/driving points system is what i'm trying to modify. I refused to pay the surcharge for a ticket that the surcharge dept waited 4 years to charge me for. Yet, they suspended my license. Hope it goes well-If all else fails, get a quote from AMICA Insurance ( http://www.amica.com/ 1-800-242-6422), they are cheap and good, once you get the ok from them, drop the current insurance co. that is wrong of them to do that!

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Apr 5, 2008
 
Great info there Tamara S. Wonder why more people aren't B!tchin about this? As if it's not hard enough for the average joe now days. High fuel costs, insurance, regular maintance on your vechile, car note (thank god mines paid for).

Sounds to me like it's time for a Texas tax err tea party..
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May 23, 2008
 
Has anybody try to contact the ACLU to see if we can do a class action lawsuit. This has got to be unconstitutional. Are there any lawyers out there who can give some advise on this. I am willing to do whatever it takes to get rid of this program. I never even recieved a notice that I had a surchage assessed against me and my license is already suspended. I am standing by and ready to get to work to fight this.
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Jun 8, 2008
 
I am proud that people are finally not allowing this kind of theft to continue. The economy is bad enough, gas prices, if you make a mistake you are charged, sentenced and pay your fine, For dps SURCHARGES to be ever so powerful as to destroy a job, a family and the ability for someone to provide for their family....one word...EXTORTION

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