Law:Title 7. Vehicles And Traffic. Subtitle F. Commercial Motor Vehicles from Chapter 645. Single State Registration (Texas)

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Subtitle F. Commercial Motor Vehicles

Contents

Chapter 645. Single State Registration

Section 645.001.  Federal Motor Carrier Registration.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles may, to the fullest extent practicable, participate in a federal motor carrier registration program under the unified carrier registration system as defined by Section 643.001 or a single state registration system established under federal law.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.152(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Amended by:

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1396, Sec. 24, eff. September 1, 2007.

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 933, Sec. 2M.01, eff. September 1, 2009.



Section  645.002.  Fees. (a)

The department may charge a motor carrier holding a permit issued under Subtitle IV, Title 49, United States Code, a fee for filing proof of insurance consistent with 49 U.S.C. Section 14504 not to exceed the maximum fee established under federal law.

(b)  The department may adopt rules regarding the method of payment of a fee under this chapter. The rules may:

(1)  authorize the use of an escrow account described by Subsection (c), an electronic funds transfer, or a valid credit card issued by a financial institution chartered by a state or the United States or by a nationally recognized credit organization approved by the department; and

(2)  require the payment of a discount or service charge for a credit card payment in addition to the fee.

(c)  The department may establish one or more escrow accounts in the state highway fund for the prepayment of a fee under this chapter. A prepaid fee or any fee established by the department for the administration of this section shall be:

(1)  administered under an agreement approved by the department; and

(2)  deposited to the credit of the state highway fund to be appropriated only to the department for the purposes of administering this chapter.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.152(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 17.33(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1999.



Section 645.003.  Enforcement Rules.

The department shall adopt rules that are consistent with federal law providing for  administrative penalties and sanctions for a failure to register as required by the unified carrier registration system or single state registration system or for a violation of this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter in the same manner as Subchapter F, Chapter 643.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.152(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

Amended by:

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1396, Sec. 25, eff. September 1, 2007.



Section  645.004.  Criminal Offense.

(a) A person commits an offense if the person:

(1)  violates a rule adopted under this chapter; or

(2)  fails to register a vehicle required to be registered under this chapter.

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

(c)  Each day a violation of a rule occurs is a separate offense under this section.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.152(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997.


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