H.B. No. 2814
  relating to the procedure for claiming an exemption from ad valorem
  taxation for a motor vehicle used for the production of income and
  for personal activities.
         SECTION 1.  Section 11.43(c), Tax Code, is amended to read as
         (c)  An exemption provided by Section 11.13, 11.17, 11.18,
  11.182, 11.183, 11.19, 11.20, 11.21, 11.22, 11.23(h), (j), or
  (j-1), 11.254, 11.29, 11.30, or 11.31, once allowed, need not be
  claimed in subsequent years, and except as otherwise provided by
  Subsection (e), the exemption applies to the property until it
  changes ownership or the person's qualification for the exemption
  changes. However, the chief appraiser may require a person allowed
  one of the exemptions in a prior year to file a new application to
  confirm the person's current qualification for the exemption by
  delivering a written notice that a new application is required,
  accompanied by an appropriate application form, to the person
  previously allowed the exemption.
         SECTION 2.  Section 11.253, Tax Code, as added by Chapter 842
  (H.B. 1022), Acts of the 80th Legislature, Regular Session, 2007,
  is renumbered as Section 11.254, Tax Code, to read as follows:
         Sec. 11.254  [11.253].  MOTOR VEHICLE USED FOR PRODUCTION OF
  INCOME AND FOR PERSONAL ACTIVITIES.  (a)  Except as provided by
  Subsection (c), an individual is entitled to an exemption from
  taxation of one motor vehicle owned by the individual that is used
  in the course of the individual's occupation or profession and is
  also used for personal activities of the owner that do not involve
  the production of income.
         (b)  In this section, "motor vehicle" means a passenger car
  or light truck as those terms are defined by Section 502.001,
  Transportation Code.
         (c)  A person who has been granted or applied for an
  exemption under this section may not apply for another exemption
  under this section until after the application or exemption has
  been denied.
         (d)  This section does not apply to a motor vehicle used to
  transport passengers for hire.
         SECTION 3.  Section 22.01(k), Tax Code, is amended to read as
         (k)  Notwithstanding Subsections (a) and (b), an individual
  who has been granted or has applied for an exemption from taxation
  under Section 11.254 [11.253] for a motor vehicle the individual
  owns is not required to render the motor vehicle for taxation.
         SECTION 4.  This Act applies only to ad valorem taxes imposed
  for a tax year beginning on or after the effective date of this Act.
         SECTION 5.  This Act takes effect January 1, 2010.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 2814 was passed by the House on April
  15, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 2814 was passed by the Senate on May
  27, 2009, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________