HB 1753

85(R) - 2017
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Transportation & Infrastructure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive


Jessica Farrar

Bill Caption

Relating to authorizing a beneficiary designation that transfers a motor vehicle at the owner's death.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1753 would allow the owner of a motor vehicle to transfer ownership to a designated beneficiary upon the owner's death. If there is joint ownership on the vehicle, all joint owners must designate the beneficiary. The designated beneficiary will be subject to all encumbrances, assignments, contracts, liens, and other interests related to the vehicle. This bill would specify the designation and transfer process, and would require the owner to include the name of the beneficiary on an application for a vehicle title for the designation to be effective. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action supports this bill. HB 1753 upholds our principles of individual liberty and property rights by creating a method for the legal transfer of property that would be held in statute. It enables friendly transactions and does not infringe on a citizen's right to use their property as they wish. 

Organizations Supporting

American Association of Retired Persons