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031-07 House Bill 3437 - Optional County Fee For Transportation Projects

Registration and Title Bulletin - #031-07

Date: August 29, 2007

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: House Bill 3437 - Optional County Fee For Transportation Projects

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 provide you with information on House Bill 3437 (copy attached) passed by the 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007.

DETAILS

House Bill 3437 amends Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 502 by adding Section 502.1725, Optional County Fee For Transportation Projects (Optional Mobility Fee). The bill provides that, upon order by the commissioners' court, counties that border the United Mexican States and have a population of more than 300,000, and the largest municipality within the county has a population of less than 300,000, may charge an additional fee of up to $10 at the time of vehicle registration. Currently, only Cameron and Hidalgo counties meet the population criteria specified in the bill.

COUNTY ACTION

We are informing all county tax assessor-collectors of this new statute in the event you receive any inquiries concerning the Optional Mobility Fee.

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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