License to Travle/Drive expired in Texas
- Most Motor Vehicle Laws began within the several states in the middle 1910's, Texas 1917 and California 1915 (If I remember correctly)
2.) I went to a law library and tried to search the old codes to
locate the original intent of this law but was unsuccessful. I went
back to the 70's as that was the oldest they had on the shelves. Older
ones are in the archives. Steve
The orgins of Texas vehicle registration/licensing began with
recruiting private trucks durring shortage emergency of WWI
to deliver mail. The emergency acts were repealed but the
practice became ingrained and continued.
Try this one:
TEXAS DRIVERS LICENSE ACT
1941 Texas Legislature 47th Regular Session; Chapter 173;
Vernon's Ann. Civ. St. Art . 6887b; H.B. No. 20
Drivers License Law
An Act providing for licensing of operators, commercial operators, and chauffeurs; defining certain terms; providing for certain exemptions; prohibiting issuance of license to certain persons; making it unlawful for certain persons to operate a school bus or any motor vehicle while in use as a public or common carrier of persons; providing for application for operators', commercial operators', and chauffeurs' license; repealing Subsection (c) of Section 4 of Article 911A and Subsection (b) of Section 4 of Article 911B, Revised Civil Statutes; providing for signing of application of minors and cancellation of minor's license upon application and/or death of signatory; providing for examinations of applicants for operators', commercial operators', and chauffeurs' licenses, and providing the Director shall have the authority to re-examine licensee when said licensee is found incapable of operating a motor vehicle; providing for the issuance of operators', commercial operators', and chauffeurs' license, and duplicates thereof; providing for the issuance of restricted operators', commercial operators', and chauffeurs' license; providing a penalty for a violation of the restrictions imposed and for the revocation or suspension of restricted licenses; relating to the carrying of a license by the licensee and exhibiting same; prescribing the amount of fees and providing for the collection of same by the Department of Public Safety and the disposition of same; providing for the time of expiration of licenses and for renewal of same; providing for notice to the Department of changes of address or name of licensee; providing for certain records to be kept by the Department of Public Safety; relating to the authority of the Department of Public Safety to suspend, revoke, or cancel licenses; providing for time, place, and manner of holding hearings before the Department of Public Safety; providing for the period of suspension by the Department; proving for the automatic suspension of licenses upon conviction of certain offenses; providing for the surrender and return of license to the Department upon suspension; providing for court to forward license to Department and report convictions and defining "conviction" and providing that a suspended sentence shall not mitigate against automatic suspension of license on conviction of certain offenses; prohibiting the operation of motor vehicle under foreign license during suspension or revocation in the State; providing authority of the Department of Public Safety to suspend or revoke license and to suspend privileges of nonresidents and report convictions, and to suspend resident license upon conviction in another State; providing for the cancellation of licenses under certain conditions; providing for the right of appeal when license denied or cancelled, suspended or revoked by Department, except where such suspension or revocation is automatic; providing the filing of the petition of appeal shall abate said suspension until the trial herein provided for shall have been consummated and final judgement thereon shall have the right of trial by jury and his license shall not be suspended pending the appeal; prohibiting the driving of motor vehicle while license or privilege is cancelled, suspended or revoked; making it unlawful to commit certain other acts; providing authority of the Department of Public Safety to require accident reports and providing a penalty for failure to report; providing for forms of accident statistics and reports and making such reports confidential; providing for a penalty for violation of the Act, and providing for a maximum fine in certain instances; repealing all laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith, and particularly Senate Bill No. 15, Chapter 466, Page 1785, General Laws, Second Called Session, Forty-fourth Legislature, as amended by House Bill No. 16, Chapter 369, Page 752, Regular Session, Forty-fifth Legislature; providing a saving clause; and declaring an emergency.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas :
Words and Phrases Defined
Section 1 Definition of words and phrases.
The following words and phrases when used in this Act shall, for the purpose of this Act, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this title.
(a)"Vehicle." Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracts.
(b)"Motor Vehicle." Every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operation upon rails.
(j) "Persons." Every natural person, firm, copartnership, association, or corporation.
(l)"Driver." Every person who drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
(m)"Operator." Every person, other than a chauffeur or commercial operator, who is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle upon a highway.
(n)"Commercial Operator." Every person who is the driver of a motor vehicle designed or used for the transportation of property, including all vehicles used for delivery purposes, while said vehicle is being used for commercial or delivery purposes.
(o)"Chauffeur." Every person who is the driver for wages, compensation, or hire, or for fare, of a motor vehicle transporting passengers.
Issuance of License, Expiration, and Renewal
Sec. 2. Drivers must have license
No person, except those hereinafter expressly exempted, shall drive any motor vehicle upon a highway in this State unless such person has a valid license as an operator, a commercial operator, or a chauffeur under the provisions of this Act.
Sec. 46. Constitutionality
If any part or parts of this Act shall be held to be unconstitutional, such unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Act and the Legislature hereby declares that it would have passed the remaining parts of this Act if it had known that such part or parts thereof would be declared unconstitutional.
--- In email@example.com, hobot <hobot@...> wrote:
> Most Motor Vehicle Laws began within the several states in the
> middle 1910's, Texas 1917 and California 1915 (If I remember
> 2.) I went to a law library and tried to search the old codes to
> locate the original intent of this law but was unsuccessful. I
> back to the 70's as that was the oldest they had on the shelves.
> ones are in the archives. Steve
> The orgins of Texas vehicle registration/licensing began with
> recruiting private trucks durring shortage emergency of WWI
> to deliver mail. The emergency acts were repealed but the
> practice became ingrained and continued.
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