HB 1078 - License Fees waived for people certified to perform CPR

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HB 1078 - License Fees waived for people certified to perform CPR

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Post by Papa_Tiger » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:32 pm

https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Hi ... ill=HB1078

Waive Drivers License and LTC fees for an applicant who "submits to the department satisfactory evidence that the applicant holds a current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation issued by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or another nationally recognized association."


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Post by TxAzn » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:18 pm

oooh I think I like this one! As an RN, I am already required to have CPR cert so I think it will help more healthcare professionals obtain and maintain their LTC!

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Post by Liberty » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:54 am

If they really want to encourage certification, they should eliminate drivers license fees for the certified.
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Post by Skooter » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:18 am

Liberty wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:54 am
If they really want to encourage certification, they should eliminate drivers license fees for the certified.
Read the Bill....... That's in there :clapping:
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Post by Gator Guy » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:26 am

I got a CPR card so I could ignore 30.06 signs but waived license fees would be icing on the cake.
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Post by Liberty » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:41 am

Skooter wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:18 am
Liberty wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:54 am
If they really want to encourage certification, they should eliminate drivers license fees for the certified.
Read the Bill....... That's in there :clapping:
I didn't see that :???: a good bill, but may have a better chance of passing if the just reduced the fees by $10 bucks or so.
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Gator Guy wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:26 am
I got a CPR card so I could ignore 30.06 signs but waived license fees would be icing on the cake.
I just got my CPR card a week ago (Going to try and go into an lvn/rn program at the beginning of the year). How does having a cpr card allow you to ignore 30.06?
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Post by José Shalom » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:12 am

It makes sense. They already waive fees for military, so why not waive fees for civilians who volunteer to save lives.

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Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:21 am

CrimsonSoul wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:07 am
Gator Guy wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:26 am
I got a CPR card so I could ignore 30.06 signs but waived license fees would be icing on the cake.
I just got my CPR card a week ago (Going to try and go into an lvn/rn program at the beginning of the year). How does having a cpr card allow you to ignore 30.06?
It doesn't. Although some people think it does.
IMO, just because you have a CPR card does not make you fit the definition of "volunteer emergency services personnel".
If you're not part of a more formal volunteer organization of some sort, good luck invoking 30.06/07 (f).

Just my opinion. Feel free to be a test case. I could certainly be wrong.

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https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/penal-code ... 30-06.html
(f) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the license holder is volunteer emergency services personnel, as defined by Section 46.01.

https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/penal-code ... 46-01.html
(18) “Volunteer emergency services personnel” includes a volunteer firefighter, an emergency medical services volunteer as defined by Section 773.003, Health and Safety Code , and any individual who, as a volunteer, provides services for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations.
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Post by Gator Guy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:17 am

RoyGBiv wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:21 am
CrimsonSoul wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:07 am
Gator Guy wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:26 am
I got a CPR card so I could ignore 30.06 signs but waived license fees would be icing on the cake.
I just got my CPR card a week ago (Going to try and go into an lvn/rn program at the beginning of the year). How does having a cpr card allow you to ignore 30.06?
It doesn't. Although some people think it does.
IMO, just because you have a CPR card does not make you fit the definition of "volunteer emergency services personnel".
If you're not part of a more formal volunteer organization of some sort, good luck invoking 30.06/07 (f).

Just my opinion. Feel free to be a test case. I could certainly be wrong.

Emphasis mine.
https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/penal-code ... 30-06.html
(f) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the license holder is volunteer emergency services personnel, as defined by Section 46.01.

https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/penal-code ... 46-01.html
(18) “Volunteer emergency services personnel” includes a volunteer firefighter, an emergency medical services volunteer as defined by Section 773.003, Health and Safety Code , and any individual who, as a volunteer, provides services for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations.
Thank you for posting the text so everybody can see the law clearly says any individual who... not a member of a formal volunteer emergency services organization of some sort who... despite what some people think.

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Post by RoyGBiv » Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:38 am

Gator Guy wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:17 am
RoyGBiv wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:21 am
CrimsonSoul wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:07 am
Gator Guy wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:26 am
I got a CPR card so I could ignore 30.06 signs but waived license fees would be icing on the cake.
I just got my CPR card a week ago (Going to try and go into an lvn/rn program at the beginning of the year). How does having a cpr card allow you to ignore 30.06?
It doesn't. Although some people think it does.
IMO, just because you have a CPR card does not make you fit the definition of "volunteer emergency services personnel".
If you're not part of a more formal volunteer organization of some sort, good luck invoking 30.06/07 (f).

Just my opinion. Feel free to be a test case. I could certainly be wrong.

Emphasis mine.
https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/penal-code ... 30-06.html
(f) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the license holder is volunteer emergency services personnel, as defined by Section 46.01.

https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/penal-code ... 46-01.html
(18) “Volunteer emergency services personnel” includes a volunteer firefighter, an emergency medical services volunteer as defined by Section 773.003, Health and Safety Code , and any individual who, as a volunteer, provides services for the benefit of the general public during emergency situations.
Thank you for posting the text so everybody can see the law clearly says any individual who... not a member of a formal volunteer emergency services organization of some sort who... despite what some people think.

:tiphat:
I hope you never have that theory tested.
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Post by CrimsonSoul » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:19 pm

Reported favorably as substituted, anyone have the new text?
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Post by CrimsonSoul » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:37 am

TxAzn wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:18 pm
oooh I think I like this one! As an RN, I am already required to have CPR cert so I think it will help more healthcare professionals obtain and maintain their LTC!
The committee substitute now excludes you from having your license fees waived because you're required to have a CPR cert for your job
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Post by ELB » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:03 pm

CrimsonSoul wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:37 am


The committee substitute now excludes you from having your license fees waived because you're required to have a CPR cert for your job
Hmm. I wonder:

- Does that apply to volunteer firefighters? My department requires (and pays for) each of us to take CPR training for medical providers. Is requiring a CPR cert a "condition of employment" if the "employment" is as a volunteer firefighter who receives no pay?

- The waiver on fees also does not apply if you have an occupational license that requires you to have a CPR certification. Volunteer Fire Department EMTs are required to have a state license -- so are they not eligible for the fee waiver?
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Post by CrimsonSoul » Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:42 am

On the calander for 4/17/19
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