Governor Abbott Waives DMV Regulations In Aftermath Of North Texas Storms

June 10, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Proclamation


I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby certify that severe storms occurring on June
9, 2019, have caused widespread damage to the electrical infrastructure in North Texas.

Therefore, in accordance with the authority vested in me by Sections 418.016, 418.017,
and 418.025 of the Texas Government Code, I do hereby declare a limited purpose disaster.
Based on the existence of electrical infrastructure damage, I direct that all necessary measures, both public and private as authorized under Section 4 18.017, be implemented to
restore electricity.

Pursuant to Section 4 18.016, I hereby suspend the statutes and regulations administered by
the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, to the extent necessary to facilitate the restoration
of electricity in North Texas. The executive director of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles is directed to impose all necessary and proper conditions and restrictions regarding this suspension and shall notify the Texas Department of Public Safety and the motor carrier industry of this suspension.

This suspension is in effect for 30 days or until terminated by the Office of the Governor.

In accordance with the statutory requirements, copies of this proclamation shall be filed
with the applicable authorities.



View a PDF of the proclamation