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034-07 Bill 1887: Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA)

Registration and Title Bulletin - #034-07

Date: August 30, 2007

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Bill 1887: Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority (ABTPA)


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.


To provide information regarding HB 1887 that changed the name of the Auto Theft Prevention Authority to the Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority.


HB 1887 expanded the scope of the existing Auto Theft Prevention Authority to include auto burglary, in addition to auto theft. The bill also increased the penalties for convictions of burglary of an automobile.

All publications and related information materials will be updated to reflect the new name and to address auto burglary prevention.


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

In some cases the Registration and Title Bulletins (RTB) contain attachments. If you require a copy of the original signed RTB and the attachments, please e-mail us and include the RTB number. Repeat requests are subject to charges in

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