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029-07 House Bill 2216 - Relating to Independent Mobility Motor Vehicle Dealers

Registration and Title Bulletin - #029-07

Date: August 22, 2007

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: House Bill 2216 - Relating to Independent Mobility Motor Vehicle Dealers

Attachment

These documents contain text of correspondence sent by TxDOT to the county tax assessor-collectors, statutory agents who provide vehicle registration and titling services for citizens in Texas. This information is provided to apprise the general public of issues affecting the state's vehicle titling and registration process.

PURPOSE

To inform you of the provisions of House Bill 2216 (copy attached), enacted by the 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007.

DETAILS

House Bill 2216, effective June 15, 2007, amends Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 2301, Sale or Lease of Motor Vehicles, by creating a new motor vehicle dealer classification, Independent Mobility Motor Vehicle Dealer. Transportation Code, Chapter 503, Dealer's and Manufacturer's Vehicle License Plates, is also amended to include the new motor vehicle dealer classification.

This legislation requires independent mobility motor vehicle dealers:

  • to have a converter's license and manufacturer's certification (if applicable) to install mobility devices on motor vehicles;
  • to hold a General Distinguishing Number (GDN), maintain insurance requirements, have a welder certification, and be registered with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration; and
  • to only sell, or arrange for sale and delivery, new mobility motor vehicles that have been modified to include some type of handicapped mobility device, provided the transaction occurs through or by a franchised dealer of the motor vehicle's chassis line-make.

COUNTY ACTION

As with all dealer transactions, verify the transferor has a current general distinguishing number.

CONTACT

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact your local Vehicle Titles and Registration Division Regional Office.

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