It's one thing we always notice in Texas while driving, a paper license plate. Normally they've indicated that a more permanent license plate is on the way. But recently, there's been controversy regarding stand-in paper license plates.

According to CultureMap, the previously mentioned plates were used instead in fraud. Schemes occurred where individuals were able to gain possession of car dealer certificates and use fake paper licenses in an attempt to steer clear of paying for certain items.

Now, the Lone Star State is taking steps to curb the fake paper plates. A new law has been enacted, which will take a little bit of time to go into true effect.

KUSJ-FM logo
Get our free mobile app

HB718 And Its Contents

For the full contents of the bill, click here. But as CultureMap explains, instead of the usual paper plates Texans are used to seeing in the state, now dealerships will be in possession of metal plates that will be used as a placeholder until the owner is able to obtain a bona fide Texas plate.

At the time of writing however, it will be a bit a of wait before the paper plates we know will be off the roads of Texas. Originally, the plan was set in motion for September of 2023 to be the beginning of the process. However, the date was pushed backed further to July of 2025.

CultureMap states that The Texas Independent Automobile Dealers Association was worried there wouldn't be enough metal plates to go around.

Are you for or against the metal plates? Let us know by sending us a message using the chat feature on our free station app!

Speaking Of Driving In Texas:

Yes, we all speed, but going this fast is rather dangerous...

Texas Is Number 1 In The USA In These Categories

According to research at, Texas is #1 in the USA at these things.

Look: Top 10 Places To Live In Texas, See Where Your City Ranks

The annual US News & World Report study lists the top 10 places to live in Texas, and their overall rank in the USA.

10 Most Beautiful Cities In Texas Includes Salado compiled data of the most beautiful cities in Texas.

More From KUSJ-FM