Bill to Eliminate Paper License Plates in Texas Passes Senate – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth


The Texas Senate has handed a invoice that paves the best way for changing paper license plates with steel ones, in a transfer that might assist take on power fraud. If the Texas House approves the proposed regulation, Governor Greg Abbott is most probably to signal it into regulation. NBC 5 Investigates unveiled fraudulent process again in 2021, in a document detailing how prison gangs subverted the device to produce counterfeit paper tags, which have been then put on vehicles concerned in prison actions. The Texas DMV introduced a number of measures to take on the problem, however fraudsters remained a step forward, generating totally pretend tags. The proposed regulation goals to shut the ones loopholes and ship a blow to organised crime.

(*5*)Previous studies

  • March 27, 2023- Texas DMV's New Paper Tag Design Easily Counterfeited, Police Say

  • Nov. 17, 2022 – Texas DMV Redesigns Paper License Tags to Include New Security Features
  • Nov. 15, 2022 – Police Searching for Paper Tagged ‘Ghost Car’ in Deadly Grand Prairie Chase
  • June 1, 2022 – Police Make Bogus Tag Bust Tied to Social Media Ads
  • May 18, 2022 – TxDMV Names New Executive Director Amid Paper Tag Crisis
  • May 17, 2022 – Vehicle Used in Dallas Salon Shooting Had Paper Tag
  • May 12, 2022 – Ads for Fake Tags Persist, Despite Facebook, TxDMV Efforts
  • May 4, 2022 – Texas' Paper Tag Problem Compounded via Small Dealers Misusing Them
  • May 3, 2022 – Dallas Police Shut Down Accused Fake Paper Tag Dealer
  • April 26, 2022 – Texas House Set to Hold Paper Tag Hearings
  • April 14, 2022 – Texas DMV Cracks Down on Dealers Selling Temporary Paper Tags
  • April 13, 2022 – TxDMV Closes Inspection Loophole That Put Unsafe Cars on Roads
  • April 12, 2022 – Dallas Police Go Undercover to Fight Illegal Paper Tags
  • April 7, 2022 – Police Warn of Fake Paper Tags Used to Cheat Car Buyers
  • April 5, 2022 – Texas Senate Will Investigate Illegal Paper Tag Crimes, Smuggling
  • March 9, 2022 – Texas Paper Tag Crime Danger Extends Nationwide
  • March 5, 2022 – Texas House Will Hold Hearings on Paper Tag Mess
  • Feb. 28, 2022 – License to Smuggle: Drug Cartels and Human Smugglers Use Paper Texas Tags to Evade
  • Feb. 15, 2022 – Fort Worth Police Announce Special Operation Targeting Paper Tags
  • Feb. 14, 2022 — Crash Victim's Parents Want More Cops to Police Paper Tag Fraud
  • Feb. 13, 2022 – More Funding Need to Fight Criminals Using Bogus Paper Tags: Police
  • Feb. 10, 2022 – Police Report Drop in Fraudulent Tags But Warn Crooks Are Adapting
  • Feb. 9, 2022 – Texas DMV Shuts Down Six More Dealers Suspected of Selling Paper License Tags
  • Feb. 7, 2022 – TxDMV Director Resigns Amidst Paper Tag Mess
  • Jan. 27, 2022 – TxDMV Takes Emergency Action to Keep Crooks From Selling Paper Tags
  • Jan. 21, 2022 – Dallas Police Operation Targets Fraudulent Paper Tags
  • Jan. 17, 2022 – Recording Shows Police Warned TxDMV of Paper Tag Security Flaw Years Ago
  • Dec. 16, 2021 – DMV Committee Recommends Fingerprinting Some Dealers to Slow Paper Tag Fraud
  • Dec. 14, 2021 – Texas House Transportation Chair Vows to Stop Paper Tag Fraud
  • Dec. 6, 2021 – Texas DMV Boss Deflects Blame for Paper Tag Debacle
  • Nov. 23, 2021 – Illegal Paper Tags Costing Texas Taxpayers and Toll Roads Millions
  • Nov. 10, 2021 – Suspected Paper Tag Peddler Shut Down Tuesday, Reopens Wednesday: Investigators
  • Nov. 8, 2021 – How Texas Paper Tags Became a $200M Criminal Enterprise: NBC 5 Investigates

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