UPDATE: Texas Assembled Vehicles Bill Still Pending; Requires Hearing—Your Help Needed Now!
DON’T DELAY! Please contact Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Robert Nichols and ask them to take-up the House version of H.B. 1755:
You may use the following points in your message:
- H.B. 1755 unanimously passed the Texas House of Representatives with input from all impacted stakeholders, including the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. Additional amendments are not necessary.
- H.B. 1755 creates a specific registration and titling class for former military vehicles and assembled vehicles, including kit cars, custom vehicles and street rods, replica cars and dune buggies.
- H.B. 1755 provides that the new class of assembled vehicles will be subject to inspection by an ASE certified Master Technician for basic equipment including the chassis, tires, wheel assembly, brake system, steering system and lighting equipment among other items.
- H.B. 1755 will exempt a hobbyist constructing an assembled vehicle from being a licensed manufacturer.
Overview: Legislation (H.B. 1755) has been introduced to create a specific registration and titling class for former military vehicles and assembled vehicles, including kit cars and dune buggies. The bill will provide guidance to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles on how to treat such vehicles. Currently, there is no specific registration and titling class for certain assembled vehicles such as dune buggies. The bill has already unanimously passed the House and is currently awaiting consideration in the Senate. However, with time running out on the 2019 Texas legislative session, the bill still needs a hearing in the Senate Transportation Committee. No further action will be taken until a hearing is scheduled!