HB 2690

83(R) - 2013
Licensing & Administrative Procedures

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Gary Elkins

Bill Caption

Relating to the sale of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed seller.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary of Legislation: This Legislation would allow a peace officer to tow a vehicle, if it is found that the vehicle does not have a dealer General Distinguishing Number.  Additionally there would be a requirement of the peace officer to mail a written notice to the last known address of the last registered owner.

Notes: This bill applies to “Dealers” only.  A dealer as described by this portion of the law is a person who regularly and actively buys, sells, or exchanges vehicles at an established and permanent location.  This bill would establish a stat-wide uniform method of enforcement and prosecution. Since the intent targets a practice that already illegal, it does not grow government nor does this legislation offend any other liberty principals.  Therefore TPPA is neutral on this legislation.