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Texas Car Sticker Rules Change Tomorrow


Texas requirements for automobile stickers are changing tomorrow as the state will consolidate current registration and inspection stickers; beginning tomorrow, motorists will only be required to display the registration sticker.  While most Texas motorists will only be concerned with compliance issues, legal scholars interested in the administrative side of the change may be interested in further resources:
The statutory authority for the new policy may be found in the Texas Transportation Code.  Provisions regarding tomorrows changes may be found at Tex. Transp. Code § 502.0023(j).  These provisions were passed through an Act of June 14, 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1291 (H.B. 2305).
For non-lawyers interested in learning more about the upcoming changes, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles has posted a simplified guide and FAQ available here.  Houston residents can find Harris County’s local guide here.

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