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Texas Laws | Transportation Code
TRANSPORTATION CODE
TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

(c) A person is eligible for a restricted motorcycle license if the person: (29907)

(1) is 15 years of age or older but under 18 years of age; (29908)

(2) has completed and passed a motorcycle operator training course approved by the department; and (29909)

(3) has met the requirements imposed under Section 521.145. (29910)

(d) The department shall make the motorcycle operator training course available. (29911)

(e) On the 16th birthday of a holder of a special restricted Class M license, the department shall remove the 250 cubic centimeter restriction from the license without completion by the holder of an additional motorcycle operator training course. (29912)

(f) An applicant for the special restricted license must apply in accordance with Subchapter G. The applicant is subject to the requirements of Section 521.161 and to other provisions of this chapter in the same manner as an applicant for another license. The department shall prescribe the form of the license. (29913)

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 797, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (29914)

Sec. 521.225. MOPED LICENSE. (29915)(Text)

(a) A person may not operate a moped unless the person holds a driver's license. An applicant for a moped license must be 15 years of age or older. (29916)

(b) The department shall administer to an applicant for a moped license a written examination relating to the traffic laws applicable to the operation of mopeds. A test involving the operation of the vehicle is not required. (29917)

(c) An applicable provision of this chapter relating to a restricted Class M license applies also to a moped license, including a provision relating to the application, issuance, duration, suspension, cancellation, or revocation of that license. (29918)

(d) The department shall certify whether a vehicle alleged to be a moped is a moped. The department shall: (29919)

(1) by rule establish the procedure for determining whether a vehicle is a moped; (29920)

(2) compile a list of mopeds certified by the department; and (29921)

(3) make the list available to the public on request. (29922)

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 797, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (29923)

SUBCHAPTER L. OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE (29924)(Text)
Sec. 521.241. DEFINITIONS. (29925)(Text)

In this subchapter: (29926)

(1) "Essential need" means a need of a person for the operation of a motor vehicle: (29927)

(A) in the performance of an occupation or trade or for transportation to and from the place at which the person practices the person's occupation or trade; (29928)

(B) for transportation to and from an educational facility in which the person is enrolled; or (29929)

(C) in the performance of essential household duties. (29930)

(2) "Ignition interlock device" means a device that uses a deep-lung breath analysis mechanism to make impractical the operation of a motor vehicle if ethyl alcohol is detected in the breath of the operator of the vehicle. (29931)

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. (29932)

Sec. 521.242. PETITION. (29933)(Text)

(a) A person whose license has been suspended for a cause other than a physical or mental disability or impairment or a conviction of an offense under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code, may apply for an occupational license by filing a verified petition with the clerk of a justice, county, or district court with jurisdiction that includes the precinct or county in which: (29934)

(1) the person resides; or (29935)

(2) the offense occurred for which the license was suspended. (29936)

(b) A person may apply for an occupational license by filing a verified petition only with the clerk of the court in which the person was convicted if: (29937)

(1) the person's license has been automatically suspended or canceled under this chapter for a conviction of an offense under the laws of this state; and (29938)

(2) the person has not been issued, in the 10 years preceding the date of the filing of the petition, more than one occupational license after a conviction under the laws of this state. (29939)

(c) A petition filed under this section must set forth in detail the person's essential need. (29940)

(d) A petition filed under Subsection (b) must state that the petitioner was convicted in that court for an offense under the laws of this state. (29941)

(e) The clerk of the court shall file the petition as in any other matter. (29942)

(f) A court may not grant an occupational license for the operation of a commercial motor vehicle to which Chapter 522 applies. (29943)

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.83(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1289, Sec. 1, 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 941, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001. (29944)

Amended by: (29945)

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 860 (H.B. 438), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013. (29946)

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1067 (H.B. 2246), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2015. (29947)

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