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Honorable Jack Borden, May 20, 1939, Page 2
Article 6675a-6, Revised Civil Statutes,
fixes the annual license fee for the registration of
commercial motor vehicles and truck-tractors based up-
on the gross weight and tire equipment of the vehicle.
A part of the above Article reads as follows:
"The term gross weight as used in this
section shall mean the actual weight of the
vehicle fully equiped with body and other
equment, as certified by any official pub.
lie weigher or any license and weight inspec-
tor of the State Highway Department, plus
its net carrying capacity. 'Net carrying
capacity' of any vehicle except a bus as
used in this Section shall be the weight of
the heaviest net load to be carried on the
vehicle being registered; provided said net
carrying capacity shall in no case be less
than the manufacturer's rated carrying capac-
ity. 'The net carrying capacity of a bus
as defined in this Act (Arts. 8875a-1 to
6675e-14; . C. Art. 870a.) shall be computed
by multiplying its seating capacity by 150
pounds. The seating capacity of any such
vehicle shall be the manufacturer's rated
seating capacity exclusive of the driver's
or operator's seat. The seating capacity
of any such vehicle not rated by the manu-
facturer shall be determined by allowing
one passenger for each sixteen inches that
such vehicle will seat, exclusive of the
driver's or operator's seat.'"
Article 6875a-8, makes similar provisions rea
tive to trailers and semi-trailers. Article 6675a-8a
then provides that the annualtlicense fees for the regis-
tration of motor busses shall be based upon the gross
weight of the vehicle, and then proceeds to set forth
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-805, text, 1939; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth257985/m1/2/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.