H.B. No. 1793
  relating to the inspection of certain commercial motor vehicles
  that are not domiciled in this state.
         SECTION 1.  Section 548.203, Transportation Code, is amended
  to read as follows:
         Sec. 548.203.  EXEMPTIONS. (a) The commission by rule may
  exempt a type of commercial motor vehicle from the application of
  this subchapter if the vehicle:
               (1)  was manufactured before September 1, 1995;
               (2)  is operated only temporarily on a highway of this
  state and at a speed of less than 30 miles per hour; and
               (3)  complies with Section 548.051 and each applicable
  provision in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations.
         (b)  Notwithstanding Subchapter B, a commercial motor
  vehicle is not subject to the inspection requirements of this
  chapter if the vehicle:
               (1)  is not domiciled in this state;
               (2)  is registered in this state or under the
  International Registration Plan as authorized by Section 502.091;
               (3)  has been issued a certificate of inspection in
  compliance with federal motor carrier safety regulations.
         (c)  A commercial motor vehicle described by Subsection (b)
  is subject to any fees established by this code that would apply to
  the vehicle if the vehicle were subject to the inspection
  requirements of this chapter, including a fee under Section 548.504
  or 548.5055.
         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, 2017.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.B. No. 1793 was passed by the House on May 3,
  2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 147, Nays 0, 1 present, not
  Chief Clerk of the House   
         I certify that H.B. No. 1793 was passed by the Senate on May
  12, 2017, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________