Sec. 502.454. VEHICLES USED BY NONPROFIT DISASTER RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS. (a) The owner of a commercial motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer may apply for registration under Section 502.451 and is exempt from the payment of the registration fee that would otherwise be required by this chapter if the vehicle is owned and used exclusively for emergencies by a nonprofit disaster relief organization.
(b) An application for registration under this section must include:
(1) a statement by the owner of the vehicle that the vehicle is used exclusively for emergencies and has not been used for any other purpose;
(2) a statement signed by an officer of the nonprofit disaster relief organization that the vehicle has not been used for any purpose other than emergencies and qualifies for registration under this section; and
(3) a reasonable description of the vehicle and the emergency equipment included in the vehicle.
(c) An applicant for registration under this section must pay a fee of $5.
(d) A commercial motor vehicle registered under this section must display the name of the organization that owns it on each front door.
(e) A vehicle registered under this section must display at all times an appropriate license plate showing the vehicle's status.
(f) A vehicle registered under this section that is used for any purpose other than an emergency may not again be registered under this section.
Transferred, redesignated and amended from Transportation Code, Section 502.203 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1296 (H.B. 2357), Sec. 150, eff. January 1, 2012.