|(a) The definitions in Transportation Code §731.001,
apply to this subchapter.
(b) The following words and terms, when used in this
subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context
clearly indicates otherwise:
(1) Applicant--a person applying for title to an assembled
(A) is a hobbyist;
(B) is the owner of an assembled vehicle that has not
been previously titled as an assembled vehicle; or
(C) purchased an assembled vehicle constructed and
designated by the manufacturer as a replica, custom vehicle, street
rod, or glider kit.
(2) Basic component part--the motor, body, and frame
of an assembled vehicle, as applicable to the type of assembled vehicle.
This term is a subset of "major component part" as defined in Transportation
Code §501.091, but the term "basic component part" is not applicable
in determining whether a vehicle qualifies as a custom vehicle or
street rod under Transportation Code §504.501(f), which is the
purpose of the term "major component part."
(3) Continuous sale--is offering for sale or the sale
of five or more assembled vehicles of the same type in a calendar
year when such vehicles are not owned and titled in the name of the
(4) Manufacturer--is a person that builds an assembled
vehicle and is not a hobbyist, has the meaning as defined in Occupations
Code §2301.002, and is subject to the requirements of that chapter
applicable to manufacturers, including sale through a franchise dealer
(5) Personal use--is the construction of an assembled
vehicle by a hobbyist for use by the hobbyist.