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HB 2306 85-0 (2017) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to the use of auction proceeds from the sale of certain abandoned motor vehicles to reimburse law enforcement agencies for compensation paid to certain property owners. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 2508 85-0 (2017) Author: Kuempel, John Relating to the licensing and regulation of tow truck companies, tow truck operators, vehicle storage facilities, and vehicle storage facility employees, the regulation of parking facilities and parking facility owners, and the elimination of required state licensing for vehicle booting companies and operators. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3620 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig Relating to the towing, booting, and storage of vehicles. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 3622 85-0 (2017) Author: Goldman, Craig Relating to abandoned vehicles held by vehicle storage facilities. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 3997 85-0 (2017) Author: Raymond, Richard Peña Relating to fees imposed by a county for licensing a junkyard or automotive wrecking and salvage yard. House: County Affairs
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 3131 84-0 (2015) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to abandoned vehicles held by vehicle storage facilities. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2875 83-0 (2013) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the motor vehicle inspection program; creating an offense; amending the amount of certain fees. House: Transportation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3085 83-0 (2013) Author: Walle, Armando
Sponsor: Garcia, Sylvia
Relating to the regulation of automotive wrecking and salvage yards in certain counties; increasing the civil penalty. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Transportation
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 646 82-0 (2011) Author: Orr, Rob Relating to reporting requirements for salvage motor vehicles by insurance companies. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Referred to Transportation & Homeland Sec.
HB 668 82-0 (2011) Author: Brown, Fred Relating to procedures regarding the removal and storage of vehicles. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures Referred to Licensing & Administrative Procedures
HB 1376 82-0 (2011) Author: Bohac, Dwayne
Sponsor: Ellis, Rodney
Relating to the definition of a junked vehicle for purposes of abatement of a public nuisance. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/11
HB 2896 82-0 (2011) Author: King, Tracy Relating to duties of law enforcement involving damaged fences. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety Placed on General State Calendar
HB 3422 82-0 (2011) Author: Lozano, J. M.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the use of auction proceeds from the sale of abandoned motor vehicles, watercraft, or outboard motors to compensate certain property owners. House: Homeland Security & Public Safety
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective immediately
SB 1852 82-0 (2011) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the recovery and storage of vessels following natural disasters; providing penalties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Refer to s/c on Flooding & Evacuations by Pres
HB 453 81-0 (2009) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the use of auction proceeds from the sale of certain abandoned motor vehicles to compensate certain property owners. House: Public Safety
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective immediately
HB 1413 81-0 (2009) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to the definition of a junked vehicle for purposes of abatement of a public nuisance. House: Urban Affairs Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2863 81-0 (2009) Author: Smith, Wayne Relating to the titling and registration of certain motor vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
HB 3022 81-0 (2009) Author: Leibowitz, David | et. al. Relating to the imposition of the motor vehicle sales tax on certain motor vehicles. House: Ways & Means Left pending in committee
HB 4089 81-0 (2009) Author: Farrar, Jessica Relating to motor vehicle emissions inspections for certain salvage vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1617 81-0 (2009) Author: Wentworth, Jeff
Sponsor: Smith, Wayne
Relating to the titling and registration of certain motor vehicles. House: Licensing & Administrative Procedures
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 195 80-0 (2007) Author: Gonzalez Toureilles, Yvonne
Sponsor: Hegar, Glenn
Relating to the transfer of certain abandoned or forfeited property to county or municipal agencies or school districts. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 261 80-0 (2007) Author: Pickett, Joseph | et. al.
Sponsor: Janek, Kyle
Relating to the computation of the motor vehicle sales and use tax on the sale of certain motor vehicles. House: Ways & Means
Senate: Finance
Effective on 9/1/07
HB 559 80-0 (2007) Author: Noriega, Rick | et. al. Relating to a request for a public hearing before requiring the abatement of certain nuisances. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 561 80-0 (2007) Author: Noriega, Rick | et. al. Relating to notice procedures for abatement of certain nuisances. House: Urban Affairs Referred to Urban Affairs
HB 864 80-0 (2007) Author: Callegari, Bill
Sponsor: Williams, Tommy
Relating to a garagekeeper's duty to report the abandonment of a motor vehicle. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 350 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Noriega, Rick
Relating to the abatement of certain nuisances involving junked vehicles. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/07
SB 351 80-0 (2007) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Noriega, Rick
Relating to notice procedures for abatement of certain nuisances. House: Urban Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
HB 1350 79-0 (2005) Author: Denny, Mary
Sponsor: Staples, Todd
Relating to the definition of a salvage motor vehicle. House: Transportation
Senate: Transportation & Homeland Security
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 1985 79-0 (2005) Author: Bohac, Dwayne Relating to increasing the criminal penalty for maintaining a public nuisance that is a junked vehicle. House: Transportation Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2630 79-0 (2005) Author: Hill, Fred
Sponsor: Carona, John
Relating to procedures regarding the removal and storage of vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: Criminal Justice
Effective on 9/1/05
SB 1396 79-0 (2005) Author: Carona, John Relating to procedures regarding the removal and storage of vehicles. Senate: Criminal Justice Referred to Criminal Justice
HB 1773 78-0 (2003) Author: Smith, Wayne
Sponsor: Brimer, Kim
Relating to regulation of junked vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 2100 78-0 (2003) Author: Dutton, Jr., Harold V. Relating to the disposing of abandoned motor vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: Business & Commerce
Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 2709 78-0 (2003) Author: Gutierrez, Roberto Relating to nonrepairable and salvage motor vehicles and salvage vehicle dealers. House: Transportation Left pending in committee
SB 1287 78-0 (2003) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario Relating to the disposing of abandoned motor vehicles. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
HB 489 77-0 (2001) Author: Pickett, Joseph
Sponsor: Lucio, Jr., Eddie
Relating to the definition of a junked vehicle under the public nuisance law. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 495 77-0 (2001) Author: Smith, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Moncrief, Mike
Relating to the definition of an antique vehicle under the junked vehicle public nuisance law. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2243 77-0 (2001) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the Vehicle Storage Facility Act. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/01
HB 2313 77-0 (2001) Author: Bosse, Fred
Sponsor: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Relating to the disposing of abandoned motor vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1103 76-0 (1999) Author: Smith, Todd | et. al.
Sponsor: Shapiro, Florence
Relating to when a vehicle becomes a junked vehicle. House: County Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1156 76-0 (1999) Author: Allen, Ray Relating to the definition of a junked vehicle. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1672 76-0 (1999) Author: Hill, Fred | et. al. Relating to disposal of certain motor vehicles. House: Transportation Considered in Local & Consent Calendars
HB 2419 76-0 (1999) Author: Driver, Joe Relating to declaring a junked motor vehicle a nuisance. House: County Affairs Companion considered in lieu of in committee
SB 688 76-0 (1999) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Driver, Joe
Relating to declaring a junked motor vehicle a nuisance. House: County Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective immediately
SB 908 76-0 (1999) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the award of certain vehicles and vessels acquired by theft or other unlawful means to government agencies. Senate: State Affairs Withdrawn from intent calendar
HB 179 70-0 (1987) Author: Kubiak, L.B. Relating to the age of a motor vehicle defined as abandoned. House: Transportation Placed on General State Calendar
HB 423 70-0 (1987) Author: Cooper, Anne
Sponsor: Sims, Bill
Relating to the removal of certain parked vehicles. House: Public Safety
Senate: State Affairs
Effective in 90 days - 8/31/87
HB 859 70-0 (1987) Author: Oakley, Keith Relating to the screening and the county regulation of junkyards and automotive wrecking and salvage yards; providing penalties. House: County Affairs 1st Printing sent to Comm. on Cal.
HB 1848 70-0 (1987) Author: Colbert, Paul
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to the removal of vehicles that are stopped in violation of state law. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 1915 70-0 (1987) Author: Connelly, Barry Relating to the issuance and transfer and use of salvage certificates of title for motor vehicles; amending Article 6687-1 and Article 6687-2 of Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes. House: Transportation Withdrawn from calendar
SB 940 70-0 (1987) Author: Whitmire, John Relating to the issuance and transfer and use of salvage certificates of title for motor vehicles; amending Article 6687-1 and Article 6687-2. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 875 69-0 (1985) Author: Adkisson, Tommy
Sponsor: Barrientos, Gonzalo
Relating to certain motor vehicles subject to the Texas Litter Abatement Act. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: Health & Human Resources
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HB 1210 69-0 (1985) Author: Cain, David
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to police departments authorized to take possession of abandoned motor vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 1365 69-0 (1985) Author: Luna, Gregory
Sponsor: Krier, Cynthia
Relating to certain presumptions in the prosecution of theft offenses. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: Criminal Justice
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SB 393 69-0 (1985) Author: Lyon, Ted Relating to the screening and the county regulation of junkyards and automotive wrecking and salvage yards; providing penalties. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to subcommittee
SB 643 69-0 (1985) Author: Henderson, Don Amending Article 4477-9a, Sec. 5.01(1) of Vernon's Civil Statutes relating to abandoned motor vehicles; and declaring an emergency. Senate: Intergovernmental Relations Referred to Intergovernmental Relations
SB 1283 69-0 (1985) Author: Barrientos, Gonzalo Relating to certain motor vehicles subject to the Texas Litter Abatement Act. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
HB 1420 68-0 (1983) Author: Schoolcraft, Alan
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to proceedings on offenses regarding certificates of title to motor vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1894 68-0 (1983) Author: Hill, Gerald Relating to abandoned motor vehicles. House: Business & Commerce Referred to subcommittee
HB 1953 68-0 (1983) Author: Craddick, Tom
Sponsor: Traeger, John
Relating to conforming the Texas Litter Abatement Act and related statutes to legislation passed by the 67th Legislature. House: Natural Resources
Senate: Natural Resources
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SB 885 68-0 (1983) Author: Montford, John Relating to procedures for offenses regarding certificates of title to motor vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 1025 68-0 (1983) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
Relating to abandoned motor vehicles, including certain motorboats, outboard motors, or vessels. House: Business & Commerce
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 95 67-0 (1981) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the disposal of abandoned motor vehicles. House: Transportation Referred to subcommittee
HB 791 67-0 (1981) Author: Pierce, George
Sponsor: Caperton, Kent
Relating to the custody, storage, removal, and disposal of certain motor vehicles. House: Transportation
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 1529 67-0 (1981) Author: Bock II, Bennie
Sponsor: Farabee, Ray
Relating to the regulation of litter. House: Environmental Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
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HB 2019 67-0 (1981) Author: Lee, El Franco Relating to the authorization of incorporated cities or towns to require persons towing vehicles and garagekeepers to giver owners and lienholders certain notices. House: Transportation Referred to Committee on Transportation
SB 1256 67-0 (1981) Author: Caperton, Kent Relating to the removal and disposal of certain motor vehicles. Senate: State Affairs Referred to Committee on State Affairs
HB 195 66-0 (1979) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the disposal of abandoned motor vehicles. House: Transportation Rules suspended
HB 1056 66-0 (1979) Author: Keller, Ray
Sponsor: Truan, Carlos
Relating to officers who may take possession of abandoned vehicles. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
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HB 1343 66-0 (1979) Author: Caraway, Bill Relating to regulation of automobile salvage dealers. House: Transportation Scheduled for public hearing on . . . . . .
SB 957 66-0 (1979) Author: Braecklein, Bill
Sponsor: Henderson, Don
Relating to the definition of "abandoned motor vehicle" and to notice concerning an impounded motor vehicle. House: Transportation
Senate: Jurisprudence
Notice given -1 hour to suspend rules to consider
HB 472 65-0 (1977) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the disposal of abandoned motor vehicles. House: Transportation Considered by committee in public hearing
HB 831 65-0 (1977) Author: Smith, Carlyle Relating to the definition of "junked vehicle"; providing punishment by court fine not to exceed $200 for those who do not abate public nuisances. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Referred to Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs
HB 1246 65-0 (1977) Author: Bird, Ronald C. Relating to the payment to registered scrap processors of a bounty for the destruction of motor vehicles; increasing the certificate of title fee to cover the costs of the bounty program with extra funds allocated for certain park acquisition and development. House: Environmental Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 433 65-0 (1977) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Smith, Carlyle
Relating to the definition of "junked vehicle" and a provision in a city or county procedures for complaints in connection with maintaining a nuisance and imposition of penalties for violations. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
HB 1180 64-0 (1975) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the regulation of junkyards. House: Business & Industry Reported from committee favorably with amendments
HB 446 63-0 (1973) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to the disposal of abandoned motor vehicles; relating to junked vehicles found upon public rights-of-way. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Subcommittee hearing date
HB 592 63-0 (1973) Author: Wieting, Leroy J. Relating to the disposition of certain abandoned motor vehicles and other vehicles. House: Intergovernmental Affairs Sent to Calendar Committee
SB 66 63-0 (1973) Author: Braecklein, Bill
Sponsor: Wieting, Leroy J.
Relating to the disposition of abandoned motor vehicles; providing penalties. House: Intergovernmental Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 104 63-0 (1973) Author: Brooks, Chet Relating to the storage of certain antique and special interest vehicles and their parts on the collector's property. Senate: Human Resources Sent to subcommittee
HB 121 62-0 (1971) Author: Denton, Lane Relating to a tax on abandoned motor vehicles.
HB 719 62-0 (1971) Author: Kubiak, Dan Relating to the removal and disposal of abandoned motor vehicles from the public streets and highways of this state; declaring an offense and prescribing a penalty.
HB 1167 62-0 (1971)
HB 1181 62-0 (1971) Author: Hull, Cordell
Sponsor: Kennard, Don
Relating to certificates of title to certain motor vehicles obtained for salvage.
HB 1396 62-0 (1971) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the notice to be given to certain persons concerning the existence of certain stored motor vehicles.
HB 805 57-0 (1961) Author: La Valle, Peter J. "Pete" Relating to require any person, association of persons, corporate or other customarily engage in the business of obtaining motor vehicles for purposes of scrap, resale of parts therefrom or salvage, to surrender to the State Highway Department all unexpired vehicle license plates and Certificates of Title for such motor vehicles; providing a penalty.
HB 63 55-0 (1957) Author: Talasek, Reuben Daniel "Rip" Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to surrender of certificates of title on junked, dismantled, or changed motor vehicles and to procurement of certificates of title on rebuilt or assembled motor vehicles, by making further provisions relative to surrender of certificates of title and by providing a new penalty for violation of the section.
HB 315 55-0 (1957) Author: Smith, William Landrum "Will" Relating to making it unlawful for any public official or public employee, or any agent or persons acting in behalf of such public official, to remove, seize, or impound or cause to be removed, seized, or impounded any motor vehicle without due process of law or without the permission of the lawful owner of the vehicle, with certain exceptions; providing a penalty.
HB 606 55-0 (1957) Author: Bowers, Jr., Robert Lee | et. al. Relating to requiring the owner, operator or manager of a garage, trailer park, parking lot or other place of business used for the storage or parking of motor vehicles to report the make, the year of manufacture, motor and serial number of any vehicle subject to registration in this State or other State or territory which has been stored, parked or left for a period of more than thirty days to various law enforcement officers; providing penalties.
SB 333 55-0 (1957) Author: Owen, III, Frank Relating to requiring storage garages and other similar businesses to report the identity of motor vehicles remaining in storage more than thirty days where there is not a continuing contract of, or agreement for storage, parking or keeping of vehicles, with a known individual; providing a penalty for the violation of this Act.
HB 400 54-0 (1955) Author: Lane, T. W. "Buckshot" | et. al. Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for the licensing and regulation of auto wreckers, junk dealers, and rebuilders of motor vehicles for resale; defining the term "Person"; determining who shall obtain a license; providing for annual renewal of such license; placing the administration of the law in the State Highway Department and enumerating its rights, powers, and duties in respect thereto.
HB 569 54-0 (1955) Author: Jackson, James Horace | et. al. Relating to requiring storage garages and other similar businesses to report the identity of motor vehicles remaining in storage more than thirty days where there is not a continuing contract or storage with a known individual; providing a penalty for the violation of this act.
HB 677 53-0 (1953) Author: Meridith, Fred V. Relating to amending certain Acts to provide for the licensing and regulation of auto wreckers, junk dealers, and rebuilders of motor vehicles for resale; providing a penalty for failing to comply with the provisions of this act and defining such penalty.
HB 357 52-0 (1951) Author: Stockard, Jerry Todd Relating to amending certain acts to provide for the licensing and regulation of auto wreckers, junk dealers, and rebuilders of motor vehicles for resale; defining the term "person"; providing who shall obtain a license; providing for annual renewal of such license; placing the administration of the law in the State Highway Department and providing tis rights and duties in respect thereto; providing a penalty for failing to comply with the provisions of this Act and defining such penalty.
HB 764 51-0 (1949) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to authorizing the Commissioners Court in all counties in this State having a population of not less than 375,000 according to the last preceding Federal census, to impound for the purpose of inspection, evidence and public safety, any motor vehicle demolished or disabled by reason of a wreck or collision on the public highways or roads in said counties, and which motor vehicle is unable to proceed safely under its own power, or when the occupants, owners or persons last in charge thereof before such wreck or collision are physically unable to drive the said motor vehicle.
HB 92 50-0 (1947) Author: Templeton, R. L. Relating to providing for the licensing and regulation of auto wreckers and junk dealers; providing a saving clause; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 365 34-0 (1915) Author: Griggs, Robert Sledge Relating to preventing the willful abandonment of animals and vehicles borrowed or hired from a livery stable owner; making such act a misdemeanor; providing a punishment.

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