Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4547 Page: 4 of 7
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Honorable Homer Garrison, Jr., page 4
cation and deliver such receipt upon payment
of the required fees to the applicant; provi-
ded, however, that in the event there is a
lien disclosed in the application, the said
receipt shall be issued in duplicate, one of
which shall be marked 'Original' and shall be
mailed or delivered by every such designated
agent to the first lien holder as disclosed
in said application; the other said copy shall
be marked 'Duplicate Original' and shall be
mailed or delivered to the address of the ap-
plicant as disclosed in the said application,
and such receipt pending the issuance of the
certificate of title shall authorize the op-
eration of such motor vehicle on the highways
and public places within this State for a period
of not to exceed ten (10) days and upon the
expiration of such period of time shall cease
to be effective for any purpose, but may be
renewed under such reasonable rules and regu-
lations as may be promulgated by the Department.
"Sec. 33. No motor vehicle may be disposed
of at subsequent sale unless the owner designat-
ed in the certificate of title shall transfer
the certificate of title on form to be prescribed
by the Department before a Notary Public, which
form shall include, among such other matters as
the Department may determine, an affidavit to
the effect that the signer is the owner of the
motor vehicle, and that there are no liens against
such motor vehicle, except such as are shown on
the certificate of title and no title to any
motor vehicle shall pass or vest until such trans-
fer be so executed.
"Sec. 51. It shall hereafter be unlawful
for any person, either by himself or through any
agent, to offer for sale or. to sell or to offer
as security for any obligation any motor vehi-
cle registered or licensed in this State without
then and there having in his possession the pro-
per receipt or certificate of title covering the
motor vehicle so offered.
"Sec. 52. It shall hereafter be unlawful to
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4547, text, 1942; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth261796/m1/4/: accessed April 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.