DALLAS (AP) — The Texas Department of Public Safety is dropping its plan to charge law enforcement for state crime lab services this fall.Rowlett Restaurant Owner Explains No-Mask Policy After Asking Family To Leave
The letter asked the DPS to drop the proposed charge for forensic analysis of controlled substances, toxicology and DNA that was to have been levied Sept. 1.
PBS officials had said charges were believed necessary after state lawmakers approved a budget removing almost $12 million from the department’s annual budget.READ MORE: Rangers Stop Lynn, Beat AL Central-Leading White Sox 2-1
Some charges included $75 for alcohol analysis and $550 for DNA analysis.
Abbott’s letter says nearly $63 million in additional money has been allocated to ensure the lab can continue to operate.MORE NEWS: Police: Dallas Officer Arrested, Charged With Driving While Intoxicated
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