§ 46-156. Definitions.  

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  • The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this division, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

    Abandoned motor vehicle means a motor vehicle that:


    Is inoperable and more than five years old and left unattended on public property for more than 48 hours;


    Has remained illegally on public property for a period of more than 48 hours;


    Has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of such property for more than 48 hours; or


    Is left unattended on the right-of-way of a designated county, state or federal highway within this state for more than 48 hours or for more than 12 hours on a turnpike project constructed and maintained by the Texas Turnpike Authority.

    Antique auto means a passenger car or truck that is at least 35 years old.

    Junked vehicle means a vehicle that is self-propelled and is:


    Wrecked, dismantled or partially dismantled, or discarded; or


    Inoperable and remains inoperable for more than:


    Seventy-two consecutive hours, if the vehicle is on public property; or


    Thirty consecutive days, if the vehicle is on private property.

    Motor vehicle means a motor vehicle subject to registration under the Certificate of Title Act, Vernon's Ann. Civ. St. art. 6687-1, except that for purposes of sections 46-171, 46-172 and 46-174 motor vehicle includes a motorboat, outboard motor or vessel subject to registration under V.T.C.A., Parks and Wildlife Code § 31.001 et seq.

    Special interest vehicle means a motor vehicle of any age that has not been altered or modified from original manufacturer's specifications and, because of its historic interest, is being preserved by a hobbyist.

(Code 1968, § 14-42; Ord. No. O-39A-06, § III, 11-13-2006; Ord. No. O-19-11, § I, 5-9-2011)

State law reference

Similar provisions, Vernon's Ann. Civ. St. art. 4477-9a, § 5.01.

Cross reference

Definitions generally, § 1-2.