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      New laws change photo ID requirements for license plate stickers, auto titles

      License plate stickers and titles, two things Rio Grande Valley drivers need.

      But new state laws have changed on what Texas drivers need to get them.

      Cameron County Tax-Assessor Collector Tony Yzaguirre said the biggest changes are those dealing with title transfers.

      State lawmakers passed a law requiring a valid Texas or United States-issued photo ID card that went into effect September.

      Yzaguirre said his office used to accept Mexican ID cards from people who are from Mexico and bought cars in Cameron County.

      Those buyers are now required to present a Texas or United States-issued photo ID to transfer the title to a car.

      Another law also affects businesses with vehicles getting license plate and registration windshield stickers for company cars.

      Employees picking up the stickers must present an official letter from the business saying they are picking up the stickers. Cameron county has long required photo IDs to get license plate windshield sticker.

      But family members picking up stickers for relatives must now bring their relative's photo ID with them.