Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4547 Page: 1 of 7
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TnE ArORNEY GENERAL
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Honorable Homer Garrison, Jr., Director
Texas Department of Public Safety
Dear Sir: Attention: Mr. Hill Foreman, Chief
Texas Highway Patrol
Opinion No. 0-4547
Re: The effect of the Certificate of
Title Act on delivery of registra-
tion receipts and use of dealer's
license plates in the situations
We are in receipt of your letter of April 16, 1942,
which presents several questions which we have numbered in
quoting your request as -follows:
'We have been confronted a number of times
recently with the proposition of whether or not
it is a violation of law to transfer a second-
hand motor vehicle without delivering to the
transferee a license receipt for the current
"(1) The questions confronting us in some
cases have been 'would it be illegal for a
second-hand car dealer to sell a used car that
he had been demonstrating on a dealer's li-
cense for about six months, to a person with-
out delivering to such person a license re-
ceipt issued by a Tax Collector of this State
for the current year.'
"(2) 'In case of such a sale, could a cus-
tomer legally drive a used car on a paper deal-
er's license issued as provided in Article
6686 (b), such use being on local highways, pend-
ing the issuance of Certificate of Title under
Article 1436-1, or should the car be registered
before sold by the dealer as required in Arti-
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