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  H.B. No. 2627
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the requirements for the issuance of certain specialty
  license plates.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 504.701(d), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (d)  On or after September 1, 2004, the department may
  continue to issue license plates under:
               (1)  Section 504.615 for a particular institution of
  higher education or private college or university only if before
  that date:
                     (A)  800 [1,500] sets of license plates for the
  particular institution, college, or university have been issued or
  presold;
                     (B)  $8,000 [$15,000] has been received by the
  department from the issuance of the license plates for that
  institution, college, or university; or
                     (C)  $8,000 [$15,000] has been deposited with the
  department for the continued issuance of the license plates for
  that institution, college, or university; or
               (2)  Section 504.614 for a particular professional
  sports team only if before that date:
                     (A)  1,900 [3,500] sets of the license plates for
  that sports team have been issued or presold;
                     (B)  $8,000 [$15,000] has been received by the
  department from the issuance of license plates for that sports
  team; or
                     (C)  $8,000 [$15,000] has been deposited with the
  department for the continued issuance of license plates for that
  sports team.
         SECTION 2.  Sections 504.702(b) and (c), Transportation
  Code, are amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The department may manufacture the specialty license
  plates only if a request for manufacture of the license plates is
  filed with the department. The request must be:
               (1)  made on a form adopted by the department;
               (2)  filed before the fifth anniversary of the
  effective date of the law that authorizes the issuance of the
  specialty license plates; and
               (3)  accompanied by:
                     (A)  a deposit of $8,000 [$15,000]; or
                     (B)  applications for issuance of at least 1,900 
  [3,500] sets of the license plates plus the fees for issuance of
  that number of sets.
         (c)  Money deposited with the department under Subsection
  (b)(3)(A) shall be returned to the person who made the deposit only
  if 1,900 [3,500] sets of the applicable license plates are issued or
  presold.
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a request for the manufacture of specialty license plates
  received by the department on or after the effective date of this
  Act. The change in law does not affect a request for the
  manufacture of specialty license plates made before the effective
  date of this Act, and the former law is continued in effect for that
  purpose.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2627 was passed by the House on April
  27, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 133, Nays 0, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 2627 was passed by the Senate on May
  23, 2007, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor