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  S.B. No. 1757
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the manufacture, sale, distribution, purchase, or
  possession of a license plate flipper; creating an offense.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Subchapter L, Chapter 504, Transportation Code,
  is amended by adding Section 504.946 to read as follows:
         Sec. 504.946.  LICENSE PLATE FLIPPER; OFFENSE.  (a)  In this
  section, "license plate flipper" means a manual, electronic, or
  mechanical device designed or adapted to be installed on a motor
  vehicle and:
               (1)  switch between two or more license plates for the
  purpose of allowing a motor vehicle operator to change the license
  plate displayed on the operator's vehicle; or
               (2)  hide a license plate from view by flipping the
  license plate so that the license plate number is not visible.
         (b)  A person commits an offense if the person with criminal
  negligence purchases or possesses a license plate flipper.  An
  offense under this subsection is a Class B misdemeanor.
         (c)  A person commits an offense if the person with criminal
  negligence manufactures, sells, offers to sell, or otherwise
  distributes a license plate flipper.  An offense under this
  subsection is a Class A misdemeanor.
         SECTION 2.  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, 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1757 passed the Senate on
  April 25, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 28, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1757 passed the House on
  May 17, 2013, by the following vote:  Yeas 132, Nays 2, two
  present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor