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

(c) The owner of a vehicle commits an offense if the owner or operator permits another to operate a vehicle in violation of Subsection (a) or (b). (39281)

(d) The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles by rule may prescribe additional requirements regarding the form of the markings required by Subsection (a)(2) that are not inconsistent with that subsection. (39282)

(e) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor. (39283)

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1171, Sec. 4.12, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 566, Sec. 1, eff. June 18, 1999. (39284)

Amended by: (39285)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 933 (H.B. 3097), Sec. 2K.01, eff. September 1, 2009. (39286)

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1135 (H.B. 2741), Sec. 121, eff. September 1, 2013. (39287)

Sec. 642.003. NONAPPLICABILITY. (39288)(Text)

Section 642.002 does not apply to a commercial motor vehicle, road-tractor, or truck-tractor that is: (39289)

(1) registered under Section 502.433; (39290)

(2) required to be registered under Section 113.131, Natural Resources Code; (39291)

(3) operated in private carriage that is subject to Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 390.21; (39292)

(4) operated under the direct control, supervision, or authority of a public utility, as recognized by the legislature, that is otherwise visibly marked; or (39293)

(5) transporting timber products in their natural state from first point of production or harvest to first point of processing. (39294)

Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.149(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997. (39295)

Amended by: (39296)

Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 161 (S.B. 1093), Sec. 20.030, eff. September 1, 2013. (39297)

CHAPTER 643. MOTOR CARRIER REGISTRATION (39298)(Text)
Sec. 643.001. DEFINITIONS. (39299)(Text)

In this chapter: (39300)

(1) "Department" means the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. (39301)

(2) "Director" means: (39302)

(A) the executive director of the department; or (39303)

(B) an employee of the department who: (39304)

(i) is a division or special office director or holds a higher rank; and (39305)

(ii) is designated by the director. (39306)

(3) "Hazardous material" has the meaning assigned by 49 U.S.C. Section 5102. (39307)

(4) "Household goods" has the meaning assigned by 49 U.S.C. Section 13102. (39308)

(5) "Insurer" means a person, including a surety, authorized in this state to write lines of insurance coverage required by this chapter. (39309)

(6) "Motor carrier" means an individual, association, corporation, or other legal entity that controls, operates, or directs the operation of one or more vehicles that transport persons or cargo over a road or highway in this state. (39310)

(7) Repealed by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1046, Sec. 5.01(a)(1), eff. September 1, 2007. (39311)

(7-a) Repealed by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 703 (H.B. 3254), Sec. 17, eff. January 1, 2018. (39312)

(8) "Vehicle requiring registration" means a vehicle described by Section 643.051. (39313)

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.150(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997. (39314)

Amended by: (39315)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1046 (H.B. 2094), Sec. 5.01(a)(1), eff. September 1, 2007. (39316)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1396 (H.B. 2093), Sec. 16, eff. September 1, 2007. (39317)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 933 (H.B. 3097), Sec. 2L.01, eff. September 1, 2009. (39318)

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 703 (H.B. 3254), Sec. 17, eff. January 1, 2018. (39319)

Sec. 643.002. EXEMPTIONS. (39320)(Text)

This chapter does not apply to: (39321)

(1) motor carrier operations exempt from registration by the Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005 (49 U.S.C. Section 14504a) or a motor vehicle registered under the single state registration system established under 49 U.S.C. Section 14504(c) when operating exclusively in interstate or international commerce; (39322)

(2) a motor vehicle registered as a cotton vehicle under Section 504.505; (39323)

(3) a motor vehicle the department by rule exempts because the vehicle is subject to comparable registration and a comparable safety program administered by another governmental entity; (39324)

(4) a motor vehicle used to transport passengers operated by an entity whose primary function is not the transportation of passengers, such as a vehicle operated by a hotel, day-care center, public or private school, nursing home, or similar organization; (39325)

(5) a vehicle operating under a private carrier permit issued under Chapter 42, Alcoholic Beverage Code; (39326)

(6) a vehicle operated by a governmental entity; or (39327)

(7) a tow truck, as defined by Section 2308.002, Occupations Code. (39328)

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.150(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 17.10(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1999; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 603, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1999. (39329)

Amended by: (39330)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1046 (H.B. 2094), Sec. 3.06, eff. September 1, 2007. (39331)

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