SB 869

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

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive


Joan Huffman


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

This bill would allow the owner of a motor vehicle to transfer it 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. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

SB 869 upholds our principles of individual liberty and property rights by creating a method for the legal transfer of motor vehicle property upon death without requiring the property to go through probate.We support SB 869.

Organizations Supporting

Texas Access to Justice Commission