The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27] Page: 62 of 1,943
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50 GENERAL LAWS.
SEC. 2. A non-resident owner of a motor vehicle, trailer or
semi-trailer which has been duly registered for the current
year in the state or country of which the owner is a resident
and in accordance with the laws thereof, may, in lieu of registering
such vehicle as otherwise required by law, apply to
the State Highway Department through a county tax collector
for the registration thereof as provided in this Act, except
that the privileges granted as otherwise provided for in this
Act shall not apply to any motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer
operated within this State for the transportation of persons or
property for compensation or hire.
SEC. 3. The non-resident owner or operator of any passenger
car shall within ten days after commencing to operate
such vehicle, or causing or permitting it to be operated within
this State, apply to the Department, through any county tax
collector, for the temporary registration thereof upon the
appropriate official form stating therein the name and home
address of owner and the temnorrv address. if ,nr of the
owner or operator while within this State, the registration
number of said vehicle assigned thereto in the State or country
in which the owner is a resident, together with such description
of the motor vehicle as may be called for in the form and
such other statements of facts as may be required by the Department.
Each such application shall be accompanied by a
fee of fifty cents, twenty-five cents to be retained by the Tax
Collector, and twenty-five cents to be remitted on Monday of
each week to the State Highway Department, together with
a copy of such receipt.
SEC. 4. The county tax collector shall file each application
received, and issue to the owner a temporary registration certificate
of distinctive form to be furnished by the Department
containing the date it is issued, a brief description of the vehicle
and a statement that the owner has procured temporary
registration of such vehicle as a non-resident. Said certificate
when displayed as required in Section Five hereof shall entitle
the owner or operator of said vehicle to operate it in this
State for a period not exceeding 90 days from date of issuance
of said certificate.
SEC. 5. No non-resident owner of a motor vehicle, trailer
or semi-trailer shall operate any such vehicle or cause or permit
it to be operated upon the public highways of this State,
either before or while it is registered under this Section, unless
there shall at all times be displayed thereon the registration
number plates assigned to said vehicle for the current calendar
year by the country or state of which such owner is a
resident, nor unless the certificate of temporary registration,
when issued thereto as in this Section provided shall be placed
on the windshield of said motor vehicle in the manner to be
specified by the Department and on any other vehicle in plain
sight and in the manner to be specified by the Department.
Provided, that nothing in this Act shall prevent a non-resident
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Gammel, Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen. The Laws of Texas, 1929-1931 [Volume 27], book, 1931; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16362/m1/62/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .