2022’s Legislative Session has begun. The chart below includes some of the bills we are tracking:

DMV Bill Adds counties to rebuilt motor vehicle inspection program allowing services offered by private sector participants HB 871 (Chuck Brannan III)

SB 914 (Gayle Harrell)

Digital License Plates Removes pilot authority from DMV; allows digital license providers; provides DMV authority for display and use HB 91 (Nicholas Duran)  SB 1178 (Doug Broxson) 
Digital License Plate Pilot Program Creates the digital license plate pilot program within DMV requiring it to contract with two or more vendors HB 815 (Sam Killebrew) SB 812 (Dennis Baxley)
Motor Vehicle Registration Certificate Cards/Fees Allows registration certificate cards (DL size); linked bill allows Department to collect fees for registration certificate cards (DL size) HB 369 linked to HB 371 (Tray McCurdy)  SB 574 linked to SB 576 (Audrey Gibson)
Private Vendor License Plate Sales Requires DMV to use vendor for specialty, dealer and fleet plates (“License Plates of Texas, LLC”) HB 555 (Cord Byrd)  SB 824 (Joe Gruters)
Motor Vehicles Changes “must obtain title” within 30 days to “must apply for title” within 30 days; revising dealer licensing deny/revoke reasons to remove failure to apply title per 391.23 and add “intentional” failure to meet requirements HB 1517 (David Smith)  SB 1346 (Tom Wright)
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure/Fees Under DOT, creates Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure for highway right of ways/charging stations; linked bill establishes EV registration Fees, specifies only these fees can be used on EV Infrastructure SB 918 (Linked to SB908) (Jeff Brandes)
Fleet Management Requires centralized fleet management of State vehicles, requires contract with a vendor for privatizing management HB 1519 (Amber Mariano) SB 906 (Jeff Brandes)
Fair Repair of Agricultural Equipment Requires original equipment manufacturers of agricultural equipment to make certain manufacturing, diagnostic and repair information available to independent repair providers and owners HB 1535 (Stan McClain)  SB 1320 (Jennifer Bradley)
Telephone Solicitation Revises TCPA 2021 bill to allow live auto dialers HB 1535 (Stan McClain) SB 1564 (Travis Hutson)
Motor Vehicle Repair Shops Exempts a motor vehicle repair shop engaging in tire services from providing an estimate if certain conditions are met and the information is on the final invoice HB 643 (Scott Plakon)  SB 1088 (Ana Maria Rodriguez)
Hope Scholarship Program Revises the disclosure on the Hope contribution form to add to the purpose of the fund HB 1437 (Mike Giallombardo)  SB 506 (Manny Diaz)
Value Of Motor Vehicles Exempt From Legal Process Revises value of motor vehicle exempt from legal process in debtor interest from $1,000 to $5,000 HB 265 (Mike Gottlieb )  SB 528 (Tina Polsky)
Child Safety Requires that motor vehicles be equipped with an alarm system that prompts the driver to inspect the motor vehicle for unattended occupants before exiting SB 1478 (Randolph Bracy)

Why get involved in FADA’s legislative process?

  • MAKE AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT – Team up with colleages to visit Legisalators who are voting on your bills this season
  • MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS – Meet legislative staff who understand the influence of local business owners
  • DEEPEN YOUR CONNECTIONS – The relationships you form here during this process become as important as the issues being debated
  • GET AN INSIDE LOOK – Visiting dealers get an inside look into into the legislative process
  • FEEL THE POWER – There is no one with more clout than FADA dealers when we join together to lobby our Capitol together
  • YOUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON IT – Yes your Association, FADA, does a lot of great work in Tallahassee but nothing replaces the power of a a Dealer Member having a personal connection with your local Legislator