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RULE §215.150Authorization to Issue Temporary Tags

(a) A dealer that holds a GDN may issue a dealer's temporary tag, buyer's temporary tag, or a preprinted Internet-down temporary tag for authorized purposes only for each type of vehicle the dealer is licensed to sell. A converter that holds a converter's license under Occupations Code, Chapter 2301 may issue a converter's temporary tag for authorized purposes only.

(b) A license holder may issue an applicable dealer's temporary tag, buyer's temporary tag, or converter's temporary tag until:

  (1) the department denies access to the temporary tag database under Transportation Code §503.0632(f) and §215.505 of this title (relating to Denial of Dealer or Converter Access to Temporary Tag System);

  (2) the license holder issues the maximum number of temporary tags authorized under Transportation Code §503.0632(a)-(d); or

  (3) the license is canceled, revoked, or suspended.

(c) A federal, state, or local governmental agency that is exempt under Section 503.024 from the requirement to obtain a dealer general distinguishing number may issue one temporary buyer's tag, or one preprinted Internet-down temporary tag, in accordance with Transportation Code §503.063. A governmental agency that issues a temporary buyer's tag, or preprinted Internet-down temporary tag, under this subsection:

  (1) is subject to the provisions of Transportation Code §503.0631 and §503.067 applicable to a dealer; and

  (2) is not required to charge the registration fee under Transportation Code §503.063(g).

(d) A dealer or converter is responsible for all use of and access to the applicable temporary tag database under the dealer's or converter's account, including access by any user or unauthorized person. Dealer and converter duties include monitoring temporary tag usage, managing account access, and taking timely and appropriate actions to maintain system security, including:

  (1) establishing and following reasonable password policies, including preventing the sharing of passwords;

  (2) limiting authorized users to owners and bona fide employees with a business need to access the database;

  (3) removing users who no longer have a legitimate business need to access the system;

  (4) securing printed tags and destroying expired tags, by means such as storing printed tags in locked areas and shredding or defacing expired tags; and

  (5) securing equipment used to access the temporary tag database and print temporary tags.

Source Note: The provisions of this §215.150 adopted to be effective February 11, 2010, 35 TexReg 883; amended to be effective February 13, 2017, 42 TexReg 571; amended to be effective October 21, 2020, 45 TexReg 7441; amended to be effective January 27, 2022, 47 TexReg 662

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