SB 604

86(R) - 2019
Senate Transportation
Senate Transportation
Transportation & Infrastructure

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Dawn Buckingham
Brian Birdwell


Bob Hall


Chris Paddie

Bill Caption

Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and to the operations of certain other entities performing functions associated with the department.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 604 is the sunset legislation for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.  The Department's operation would be extended to 2031 with a host of changes, including more training requirements, hiring general counsel, creating a complaint system and alternative dispute resolution process, creating a fraud monitoring system for the department, and allowing county-assessors to allow online vehicle registration.  

In addition, the bill would create a study on imposing fees for alternatively fueled vehicles. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on SB 604 as it does not affect any of our liberty principles.