Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 601.231
Suspension of Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration


If a person is convicted of an offense under Section 601.191 (Operation of Motor Vehicle in Violation of Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Requirement; Offense) and a prior conviction of that person under that section has been reported to the department by a magistrate or the judge or clerk of a court, the department shall suspend the driver’s license and vehicle registrations of the person unless the person files and maintains evidence of financial responsibility with the department until the second anniversary of the date of the subsequent conviction.


The department may waive the requirement of maintaining evidence of financial responsibility under Subsection (a) if satisfactory evidence is filed with the department showing that at the time of arrest the person was in compliance with the financial responsibility requirement of Section 601.051 (Requirement of Financial Responsibility) or was exempt from that section under Section 601.007 (Applicability of Chapter to Government Vehicles) or 601.052 (Exceptions to Financial Responsibility Requirement)(a)(3).
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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