TxDMV publishes rule proposals in the August 21, 2020, issue of the Texas Register.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) has proposed rules in the August 21, 2020, issue of the Texas Register. The proposed language is available on TxDMV's website at https://www.txdmv.gov/general-counsel.

The proposals are posted for public comment until 5:00 p.m. on September 21, 2020. Please submit separate comments for each proposal.

The proposals include:

  • amendments to §206.22, §215.22 and §215.55; and new §§215.59-215.63 concerning contested cases and a petition for rulemaking;
  • amendments to §215.500 and §218.72; and new §215.504 clarifying the refund authority for motor vehicle buyers and lessees; and refund to a consumer who paid the motor carrier to transport household goods;
  • amendments to §209.23, §§219.2, 219.11, 219.13-219.15, 219.42, 219.43 and 219.61-219.63 concerning escort flag vehicles including the use of certain types of lighting equipment; removing escrow account payment for certain types of permits;
  • amendments to §219.31 and §219.126; and repeal of 219.83 relating to movement of oversize or overweight vehicles and enforcement of motor vehicle size and weight limitations;
  • new §221.96 establishing a process under which the board may issue a cease and desist order to prohibit a person from violating statutes, board rules, or board orders, after notice and an opportunity for hearing; and
  • new §206.151 and §223.101 concerning risk-based monitoring and prevention of title and registration fraud.