Sec. 502.090. EFFECT OF CERTAIN MILITARY SERVICE ON REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT. (a) This section applies only to a motor vehicle that is owned by a person who:
(1) is a resident of this state;
(2) is on active duty in the armed forces of the United States;
(3) is stationed in or has been assigned to another nation under military orders; and
(4) has registered the vehicle or been issued a license for the vehicle under the applicable status of forces agreement by:
(A) the appropriate branch of the armed forces of the United States; or
(B) the nation in which the person is stationed or to which the person has been assigned.
(b) Unless the registration or license issued for a vehicle described by Subsection (a) is suspended, canceled, or revoked by this state as provided by law:
(1) Section 502.040(a) does not apply; and
(2) the registration or license issued by the armed forces or host nation remains valid and the motor vehicle may be operated in this state under that registration or license for a period of not more than 90 days after the date on which the vehicle returns to this state.
Transferred, redesignated and amended from Transportation Code, Section 502.0025 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1296 (H.B. 2357), Sec. 93, eff. January 1, 2012.