S.B. No. 1820
  relating to the exemption of certain vehicles from towing
         SECTION 1.  Section 2308.002(11), Occupations Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
               (11)  "Tow truck" means a motor vehicle, including a
  wrecker, equipped with a mechanical device used to tow, winch, or
  otherwise move another motor vehicle.  The term does not include:
                     (A)  a motor vehicle owned and operated by a
  governmental entity, including a public school district;
                     (B)  a motor vehicle towing:
                           (i)  a race car;
                           (ii)  a motor vehicle for exhibition; or
                           (iii)  an antique motor vehicle;
                     (C)  a recreational vehicle towing another
                     (D)  a motor vehicle used in combination with a
  tow bar, tow dolly, or other mechanical device if the vehicle is not
  operated in the furtherance of a commercial enterprise;
                     (E)  a motor vehicle that is controlled or
  operated by a farmer or rancher and used for towing a farm vehicle;
                     (F)  a motor vehicle that:
                           (i)  is owned or operated by an entity the
  primary business of which is the rental of motor vehicles; and
                           (ii)  only tows vehicles rented by the
                     (G)  a truck-trailer combination that is owned or
  operated by a dealer licensed under Chapter 2301 and used to
  transport new vehicles during the normal course of a documented
  transaction in which the dealer is a party and ownership or the
  right of possession of the transported vehicle is conveyed or
  transferred; or
                     (H)  a car hauler that is used solely to
  transport, other than in a consent or nonconsent tow, motor
  vehicles as cargo in the course of a prearranged shipping
  transaction or for use in mining, drilling, or construction
         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, 2015.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1820 passed the Senate on
  April 30, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 1820 passed the House on
  May 12, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 142, Nays 2,
  two present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House