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  S.B. No. 702
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to the sourcing, marketing, and sale of certain license
  plates.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 504.851(i), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (i)  A contract entered into by the department with a private
  vendor under this section:
               (1)  must comply with any law generally applicable to a
  contract for services entered into by the department;
               (2)  must require the private vendor to render at least
  quarterly to the department periodic accounts that accurately
  detail all material transactions, including information reasonably
  required by the department to support fees that are collected by the
  vendor, and to regularly remit all money payable to the department
  under the contract; [and]
               (3)  may allow or require the private vendor to
  establish an electronic infrastructure coordinated and compatible
  with the department's registration system, by which motor vehicle
  owners may electronically send and receive applications, other
  documents, or required payments, and that, when secure access is
  necessary, can be electronically validated by the department; and
               (4)  must allow for the establishment of a range of
  premium embossed specialty license plates to be sourced, marketed,
  and sold by the vendor.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
 
 
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 702 passed the Senate on
  April 12, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
 
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 702 passed the House on
  May 9, 2023, by the following vote:  Yeas 145, Nays 0,
  one present not voting.
 
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
 
  Approved:
 
  ______________________________ 
              Date
 
 
  ______________________________ 
            Governor