Texas Transportation Code

Sec. § 683.077
Inapplicability of Subchapter


(a)

Procedures adopted under Section 683.074 (Authority to Abate Nuisance; Procedures) or 683.0765 (Alternative Procedure for Administrative Hearing) may not apply to a vehicle or vehicle part:

(1)

that is completely enclosed in a building in a lawful manner and is not visible from the street or other public or private property; or

(2)

that is stored or parked in a lawful manner on private property in connection with the business of a licensed vehicle dealer or junkyard, or that is an antique or special interest vehicle stored by a motor vehicle collector on the collector’s property, if the vehicle or part and the outdoor storage area, if any, are:

(A)

maintained in an orderly manner;

(B)

not a health hazard; and

(C)

screened from ordinary public view by appropriate means, including a fence, rapidly growing trees, or shrubbery.

(b)

In this section:

(1)

“Antique vehicle” means a passenger car or truck that is at least 25 years old.

(2)

“Motor vehicle collector” means a person who:

(A)

owns one or more antique or special interest vehicles; and

(B)

acquires, collects, or disposes of an antique or special interest vehicle or part of an antique or special interest vehicle for personal use to restore and preserve an antique or special interest vehicle for historic interest.

(3)

“Special interest vehicle” means a motor vehicle of any age that has not been changed from original manufacturer’s specifications and, because of its historic interest, is being preserved by a hobbyist.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 413, Sec. 15, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1431, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
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