§ 93.22  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purposes of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ANTIQUE VEHICLE.  A passenger car or truck that is at least 25 years old.
   CITY.  The City of Ferris, Texas.
   DISMANTLED or PARTIALLY DISMANTLED.
      (1)   For self-propelled vehicles designed to be operated upon the public streets and for which a valid state motor vehicle inspection certificate is required to legally do so, means dismantled to the degree that the vehicle is not capable of passing a state motor vehicle inspection.
      (2)   For self-propelled vehicles not subject to state motor vehicle inspection, including off-road vehicles designed and intended to be operated in places other than on public streets, including, but not limited to, race cars, dirt track vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and golf carts, means dismantled to the degree that the vehicle is not usable for the vehicle’s designated and intended purpose.
   JUNKED VEHICLE.  Any motor vehicle as defined in Tex. Trans. Code § 683.071, as amended, that:
      (1)   Is self-propelled; and
      (2)   Is:
         (a)   Wrecked, dismantled or partially dismantled, or discarded; or
         (b)   Inoperable and has remained inoperable for more than:
            1.   Seventy-two consecutive hours, if the vehicle is on public property; or
            2.   Thirty consecutive days, if the vehicle is on private property.
      (3)   For purposes of this subchapter, a JUNKED VEHICLE includes a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft. This subchapter applies only to:
         (a)   A motor vehicle that displays an expired license plate or does not display a license plate;
         (b)   An aircraft that does not have lawfully printed on the aircraft an unexpired federal aircraft identification number registered under the Federal Aviation Administration’s aircraft registration regulations as set forth in Title 14, Part 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 C.F.R. Part 47); or
         (c)   A watercraft that:
            1.   Does not have lawfully on board an unexpired certificate of number; and
            2.   Is not a watercraft described by Tex. Parks & Wildlife Code § 31.055.
   MOTOR VEHICLE COLLECTOR.  A person who:
      (1)   Owns one or more antique or special interest vehicles; and
      (2)   Acquires, collects, or disposes of an antique or special interest vehicle or part of an antique or special interest vehicle for personal use to restore and preserve an antique or special interest vehicle for historic interest.
   SPECIAL INTEREST VEHICLE.  A motor vehicle of any age that has not been changed from the original manufacturer’s specifications and, because of its historic interest, is being preserved by a hobbyist.
   WRECKED VEHICLE.
      (1)   For self-propelled vehicles designed to be operated upon the public streets and for which a valid state motor vehicle inspection certificate is required to legally do so, means not capable of passing a state motor vehicle inspection due to damage that is consistent with a motor vehicle accident, incomplete repair, salvage or restoration including, but not limited to, missing or broken engine, transmission, windshield, window, tire, wheel or major mechanical component.
      (2)   For self-propelled vehicles not subject to state motor vehicle inspection, including off-road vehicles designed and intended to be operated in places other than on public streets, including, but not limited to, race cars, dirt track vehicles, all-terrain vehicles and golf carts, means not usable for the vehicle’s designated and intended purpose.
(Ord. O-15-798, passed 7-20-2015)