|(a) A person who acquires ownership of a non-repairable
or salvage motor vehicle for the purpose of dismantling, scrapping,
or destruction shall, not later than the 30th day after the motor
vehicle was acquired:
(1) submit to the department a report, on a form prescribed
by the department:
(A) stating that the motor vehicle will be dismantled,
scrapped, or destroyed; and
(B) certifying that all unexpired license plates and
registration validation stickers have been removed from the motor
vehicle, in accordance with Occupations Code, §2302.252; and
(2) surrender to the department the properly assigned
(b) The person shall:
(1) maintain records of each motor vehicle that will
be dismantled, scrapped, or destroyed, as provided by Chapter 221,
Subchapter D of this title (relating to Records); and
(2) store all unexpired license plates and registration
validation stickers removed from those vehicles in a secure location.
(c) The department will issue the person a receipt
with surrender of the report and ownership documents.
(d) License plates and registration validation stickers
removed from vehicles reported under subsection (a)(1) of this section
may be destroyed upon receipt of the acknowledged report from the
(e) The department will place an appropriate notation
on motor vehicle records for which ownership documents have been surrendered
to the department.
(f) Not later than 60 days after the motor vehicle
is dismantled, scrapped, or destroyed, the person shall report to
the department and provide evidence that the motor vehicle has been
dismantled, scrapped, or destroyed.