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Old 03-16-2004, 10:39 AM
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as of 1-1-04 in the state of texas you are required to display a registration decal( sales tax) even if the vessel is already USCG documented.Has anybody heard of this new law.
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Old 03-16-2004, 10:46 AM
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just helps it so you don't get pulled over every weekend
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I have not heard of it yet.
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Old 03-16-2004, 10:53 AM
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Nope, but my boat's not USCG documented, so it doesn't affect me.

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NEW LAW!
Yes, In Texas if your boat is documented, you must show that you paid sales tax. I went to Parks and Wildlife and picked up my stickers. The fee was about $80.00 for a 2 year sticker. I haven't put them on my boat yet, since I don't have TX numbers, it might look kind of strange on the hull! I understand they will be enforcing this requirement.
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news to me... has anyone verified this? i know the fl. coast guard always pulls me over and asks. but, never been bothered in galveston or austin
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Two of my buddies got pulled over two weeks ago, they were given warnings, the game warden said they would be enforcing it next month.
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Jana posted about this back in Oct.

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Hey just buy a 116+ foot boat and you don't have a problem.

Seriously, are you talking about the registration sticker that is supposed to be posted next to the number on the hull? Or, is this something different? I registered mine in TX for the first time in November and they gave me the number, sticker (white sticker looks like **** on my red boat) with instructions that it had to be put 3.5" to the stern from the registration numbers. I assumed this was nothing new.
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I registered mine in TX for the first time in November and they gave me the number, sticker (white sticker looks like **** on my red boat) with instructions that it had to be put 3.5" to the stern from the registration numbers. I assumed this was nothing new.
It is only new for documented vessels.
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