Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4547 Page: 3 of 7
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J-onorable Homer Garrison, Jr., page 3
cere-se or number plate on any vehicle owned or
used by such a dealer for any other purpose
than demonstration for the purpose of sale.
"(b) Each dealer holding a dealer's i1-
cense may issue temporary cardboard numbers us-
ing such dealer's number thereon which may be
used by any person, dealer, or manufacturer
purchasing a motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-
trailer. Such person purchasing a motor vehi-
cle, trailer, or semi-trailer from a manufac-
turer or dealer may use such cardboard number
for a reasonable length of time but in no case
to exceed ten (10) days after such purchase is
made . . .
"(f) Any person found guilty of violating
any of the provisions of this Act shall, upon
conviction, be fined ndt less than Fifty ($50,00)
Dollars and not more than One Hundred Fifty
($150.00) Dollars, and all costs of court.'
Article 1436-1, Penal Code of Texas, (Certificate of
Title Act) provides as follows:
"Sec. 27, Before selling or disposing of
any motor vehicle required to be registered or
licensed in this State on any highway or public
place within this State, except with dealer's
metal or cardboard license number thereto at-
tached as now provided by law, the owner shall
make application to the designated agent in the
county of his domicile upon form to be prescrib-
ed by the Department for a certifl'ate of title
for such motor vehicle.
"Sec. 31. Every designated ageht in this
State receiving an application for certificate
of title shall, when the provisions hereof have
been complied wv4th, issue a receipt marked
'Original' to the applicant and shall note
thereon the required information concerning
the motor vehicle and the existence or non-
existence of liens as disclosed in the appli-
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4547, text, 1942; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth261796/m1/3/: accessed January 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.