S.B. No. 267
  relating to a joint statement regarding the transfer of a motor
  vehicle as the result of a gift.
         SECTION 1.  Section 152.062, Tax Code, is amended by adding
  Subsection (b-2) to read as follows:
         (b-2)  A joint statement required by Subsection (b)(3) that
  relates to a gift from a person or estate described by Section
  152.025(a)(1) must be filed in person by the recipient of the gift
  or, as applicable, the person from whom the gift is received or a
  person authorized to act on behalf of the estate from which the gift
  is received. A motor vehicle title service required to be licensed
  under Chapter 520, Transportation Code, may not be used to file the
  statement. The person who files the statement must present to the
  tax assessor-collector an unexpired identification document issued
  to the person that bears the person's photograph and is:
               (1)  a driver's license or personal identification card
  issued by this state or another state of the United States;
               (2)  an original United States passport or an original
  passport issued by a foreign country;
               (3)  an identification card or similar form of
  identification issued by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice;
               (4)  a United States military identification card; or
               (5)  an identification card or document issued by the
  United States Department of Homeland Security or United States
  Citizenship and Immigration Services.
         SECTION 2.  This Act applies only to a joint statement
  relating to the transfer of a motor vehicle as the result of a gift
  that is filed with a tax assessor-collector of a county on or after
  the effective date of this Act.  A joint statement that is filed
  before that date is governed by the law in effect on the date the
  statement is filed, and that law is continued in effect for that
         SECTION 3.  The change in law made by this Act does not
  affect tax liability accruing before the effective date of this
  Act. That liability continues in effect as if this Act had not been
  enacted, and the former law is continued in effect for the
  collection of taxes due and for civil and criminal enforcement of
  the liability for those taxes.
         SECTION 4.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 267 passed the Senate on
  April 19, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 267 passed the House on
  May 23, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 2, two
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House