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  S.B. No. 350
  relating to the abatement of certain nuisances involving junked
         SECTION 1.  Section 683.071, Transportation Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 683.071.  DEFINITION.  In this subchapter, "junked
  vehicle" means a vehicle that is self-propelled and:
               (1)  does not have lawfully attached to it:
                     (A)  an unexpired license plate; and [or]
                     (B)  a valid motor vehicle inspection
  certificate; and
               (2)  is:
                     (A)  wrecked, dismantled or partially dismantled,
  or discarded; or
                     (B)  inoperable and has remained inoperable for
  more than:
                           (i)  72 consecutive hours, if the vehicle is
  on public property; or
                           (ii)  30 consecutive days, if the vehicle is
  on private property.
         SECTION 2.  Subsection (b), Section 683.074, Transportation
  Code, is amended to read as follows:
         (b)  The procedures must:
               (1)  prohibit a vehicle from being reconstructed or
  made operable after removal;
               (2)  require a public hearing on request of a person who
  receives notice as provided by Section 683.075 if the request is
  made not later than the date by which the nuisance must be abated
  and removed [before removal of the public nuisance]; and
               (3)  require that notice identifying the vehicle or
  part of the vehicle be given to the department not later than the
  fifth day after the date of removal.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 350 passed the Senate on
  March 28, 2007, by the following vote: Yeas 30, Nays 0; and that
  the Senate concurred in House amendment on May 21, 2007, by the
  following vote: Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 350 passed the House, with
  amendment, on May 17, 2007, by the following vote: Yeas 143,
  Nays 0, two present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House