SB 2052

86(R) - 2019
Senate Transportation
Senate Transportation

Companion Bill

HB 3842

Vote Recommendation

  • Negative
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Negative


Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

Bill Caption

Relating to the requirement that a motor vehicle dealer obtain a general distinguishing number for a consignment location.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

A general distinguishing number (GDN) is the basic dealer license that allows a person to buy, sell or exchange the type of used vehicle for which the GDN is issued.

SB 2052 would expand to any motor vehicle dealer the requirement that a dealer obtain a GDN for a consignment location, unless the consignment location is a wholesale motor vehicle auction. Currently, this requirement only applies to a dealer who consigns for sale more than five vehicles in a year from a location other then the location for which the dealer holds a GDN.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action opposed SB 2052 because it infringes upon principles of free markets, individual liberty, and limited government. This bill would expand regulations on car dealers so that even if they consign a few vehicles in a different location, they would have to obtain an additional license.