15 March 2020 – Vehicle registration and parking rules temporarily waived

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change
Level of Jurisdiction: Texas
Lead People/Agency: Governor Greg Abbott

Overview: Governor Greg Abbott has announced that Texas is waiving certain rules relating to vehicle registration, parking placards for persons with disabilities, and titling. This falls under the Governor’s Disaster Declaration on March 13.
Full details here: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-waives-certain-vehicle-registration-titling-and-parking-placard-regulations-in-texas

Type of Justification: Predicted cause and effect relationship and followed tweet by Speaker Dennis Bonnen
Evidence/Justification: The State of Texas continues to implement a comprehensive plan to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and that includes strategies to reduce preventable in-person contact,” said Governor Abbott. “By suspending these rules, Texans can avoid unnecessary crowds and in-person contact without fear of being penalized. We encourage all Texans to continue practicing social distancing and to take preventative actions to protect their health and the health of those around them.