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Commission Adopts Rules
January 13, 2023
The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 87, §87.44; and the repeal of existing rules at §87.45 and §87.47, regarding the Used Automotive Parts Recyclers program. The adopted rules implement the portions of House Bill 1560, 87th Legislature, Regular Session (2021), requiring the Department to adopt a risk-based inspection policy. Notably, the adopted rules remove periodic inspections from the program.
The adoption justification was published in the January 6, 2023, issue of the Texas Register (48 TexReg 41) and is available online. The updated rule chapter will be available on the Secretary of State website upon its effective date of January 15, 2023.
Notice of Intent to Review Rules
September 16, 2022
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) is reviewing the Used Automotive Parts Recyclers program rules located at Title 16, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 87 for re-adoption, revision, or repeal. This rule review is required every four years.
The Notice of Intent to Review was published in the Texas Register on September 2, 2022 (47 TexReg 5344), as part of a combined notice with several other rule chapters undergoing simultaneous review. The Department will determine whether the reasons for adopting or readopting these rules continue to exist by answering the following questions for each rule:
- Is it obsolete?
- Does it reflect current legal and policy considerations?
- Is it in alignment with the current procedures of the Department?
The Department encourages anyone interested in the Used Automotive Parts Recyclers program under Chapter 87 to review the Notice of Intent to Review online and the current chapter rules posted on the Department’s website.
Comments may be submitted electronically on the Department’s website at https://ga.tdlr.texas.gov:1443/form/gcerules (select the appropriate chapter name for your comment).
Comments received prior to October 17, 2022, may be considered by the Department.
Commission Adopts Rules
June 28, 2022
The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted amendments to an existing rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 87, §87.65, regarding the Used Automotive Parts Recyclers program. The adopted rule makes the necessary rule changes for the Used Automotive Parts Recyclers program to align the program rules with the advisory board changes made by House Bill 1560, 87th Legislature, Regular Session (2021), the Sunset legislation for the Department.
The adoption justification was published in the June 24, 2022, issue of the Texas Register (47 TexReg 3671) and is available online. The updated rule chapter will be available on the Secretary of State website upon its effective date of July 1, 2022.
Beware Of People Posing As TDLR Inspectors
April 26, 2022
Inspectors for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation will never request or accept money under any circumstances while calling, visiting or conducting an inspection.
Real TDLR inspectors will:
- introduce themselves;
- show their State of Texas employee ID card;
- provide their contact information upon request; and
- provide their TDLR business card upon request.
Real TDLR inspectors cannot and will not:
- accept payment for license fees;
- request money for violations; or
- charge for inspections.
If someone posing as a TDLR employee approaches or calls you, please contact TDLR and law enforcement immediately. Impersonating a public servant is a third-degree felony in Texas.
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Updates to Used Automotive Parts Recyclers law(s)
February 19, 2020
This message is provided to notify you of changes to the Used Automotive Parts Recyclers law(s).
House Bill 2847 passed by the 86th Texas Legislature, amended Occupations Code, Chapter 2309, relating to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations, activities, and agreements; providing a civil penalty; authorizing fees; requiring an occupational registration and an occupational license. House Bill 2847 and the changes to Chapter 2309 became effective September 1, 2019.
TDLR encourages all persons interested in the Used Automotive Parts Recyclers program to review the updated Occupations Code, Chapter 2309.
If you operate a Used Automotive Parts Recycling Business in Texas, you must have a license issued by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). Depending on the type of business you operate, you may also need a license from the new Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV).
Previously, when licensed by the TxDMV, you could choose from one or a combination of the following six salvage vehicle dealer license types: New Automobile Dealer; Salvage Pool Operator; Used Automobile Dealer; Salvage Vehicle Broker; Used Vehicle Parts Dealer; or Salvage Vehicle Rebuilders. The Used Vehicle Parts Dealer licensing was transferred to TDLR. The name was changed to Used Automotive Parts Recycler.
The remaining five license types continue to be regulated by TxDMV and did not transfer to TDLR. Depending on your type of business, you may now need licenses from both TDLR and TxDMV.
Advisory Board Meetings
None scheduled at this time.