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Thread: Proposed Texas License Plate Law : Sept. 1, 2013

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    Default Proposed Texas License Plate Law : Sept. 1, 2013

    http://www.legis.state.tx.us/Search/...ighlightType=1

    By: Lavender H.B. No. 657


    A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
    AN ACT
    relating to the number of license plates to be issued for and
    displayed on motor vehicles.
    BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
    SECTION 1. Subchapter A, Chapter 504, Transportation Code,
    is amended by adding Section 504.011 to read as follows:
    Sec. 504.011. ISSUANCE AND DISPLAY OF LICENSE PLATE. (a)
    Notwithstanding anything in this code to the contrary, the
    department shall issue only one license plate for attachment at the
    rear of the vehicle for which the plate is issued.
    (b) Notwithstanding anything in this code to the contrary, a
    person is entitled to operate on a public highway a vehicle that
    displays only one license plate if the plate is attached at the rear
    of the vehicle. A person may operate on a public highway a vehicle
    that displays two license plates if both plates were assigned by the
    department for the registration period as a set of plates.
    (c) In any provision of this code that relates to the
    issuance or display of "license plates," "plates," or a "set of
    plates," the term means only one license plate.
    SECTION 2. Section 504.943, Transportation Code, is amended
    by amending Subsection (b) and adding Subsection (e) to read as
    follows:
    (b) A person commits an offense if the person operates on a
    public highway during a registration period a passenger car, light
    truck, road tractor, motorcycle, trailer, or semitrailer that does
    not display a license plate that:
    (1) has been assigned by the department for the
    period; and
    (2) complies with department rules regarding the
    placement of license plates.
    (e) In this section, "light truck" and "passenger car" have
    the meanings assigned by Section 541.201.
    SECTION 3. The change in law made by this Act regarding the
    issuance of license plates by the Texas Department of Motor
    Vehicles applies only to the issuance of license plates by the
    department for a registration period beginning on or after the
    effective date of this Act.
    SECTION 4. This Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
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    It would be great if this bill passes, but it is FAR from law and was only introduced and has not been assigned to committee yet...

    So do get all excited yet..Current law is TWO plates..

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    It would save money and let us do away with the unsightly front plate too. That's a good plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuff2010 View Post
    It would be great if this bill passes, but it is FAR from law and was only introduced and has not been assigned to committee yet...

    So do get all excited yet..Current law is TWO plates..
    Ah! Copied from LSJC. Edited title to "Proposed"....LOL
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    Bunch of hogwash! Haha.


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    Daisy here I come to find my front license plate.
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    @Tim ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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    Running a single plate for years. .. with no problem. Is this an issue in other parts of North Texas?
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    Ive never had an issue with one plate on my jeep. On my ricer mazda though... they def noticed, and i had to pay the ticket (court costs). Ticket gets dismissed if you take a picture in the court with the plate installed lol

    I think there is fine print in the bill that says jeeps are an exception... lol
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