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019-13 Summary of 83rd Texas Legislature Bills

Registration and Title Bulletin - #019-13

Date: August 9, 2013

To: All County Tax Assessor-Collectors

Subject: Summary of 83rd Texas Legislature Bills


These documents contain text of correspondence sent by TxDMV 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 you a summary of 83rd Regular Session, Texas Legislature bills regarding title and registration.


Attached is a list summarizing the key bills that were enacted during the 83rd Regular Legislative Session which impact vehicle titles and registration. In some cases, these bills also affect your procedures. Legislation with the most potential business impact is shaded in gray.

A “no charge” for replacement plates is permitted under the following circumstances:


VTR will detail enacted legislation that has a significant impact on vehicle title and registration processing separately in future communications and will work with the counties during the implementation process. This bill summary is grouped by subject matter or by entity impacted.

A list of new legislatively designated military specialty plates detailing requirements and fee structures will be provided in a future communication.


Please review and distribute as appropriate.

You may find the text for each bill at the Texas Legislature Online at:


If you have any questions or problems, please contact your local TxDMV Regional Service Center.

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