Updated September 19, 2018 12:23:00 The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has made it a federal crime to own or operate a car transporter in Texas, unless the car is owned and operated by a person who has been issued a license under the Star Trek franchise.
This rule change has sparked outrage from many Star Trek fans.
“The Star Trek license was designed for people who are looking for something more serious, and it’s not for people like me,” said Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, who died in 2016.
“I’m not going to sit idly by and let people like that be allowed to own cars.”
The Department of Homeland Security has said it is reviewing the rule, which was made in late May.
It is also considering changes to the regulations to require a permit for people to own a transporter, including requiring it to be licensed to be used in interstate commerce.
The Department also said it will conduct a review of licensing requirements for private transporter operators in Texas.
“As a matter of policy, DHS will continue to review the existing regulations and take appropriate action to ensure the proper and effective implementation of the Star Fleet franchise laws,” a DHS spokesperson said.
Star Trek producers, who also include Gene Ritchson and George Takei, lobbied for the change in June and signed an open letter in support of the rule change.
Ritchston told The Associated Press in an email that he believes it is important to make sure that all Americans, not just people of a certain age, are able to own and operate vehicles.
“To the extent that the public is allowed to drive and transport vehicles, then I think it makes a lot of sense,” he said.
“We’re not trying to outlaw Star Trek.
We’re trying to ensure that it’s available for everyone, regardless of age or circumstance.”
The Associated Statesman obtained a copy of the Department of Justice’s guidance that outlines the regulations that will be enforced in the coming months.
Under the rule: The public must have a valid and current Star Trek Star Fleet license or registration.
A person may not operate a motor vehicle for more than 10 days at any one time, unless it is for the purpose of transporting cargo.
A vehicle must be operated in accordance with a written Star Trek licence issued by the Department, including: A minimum age of 21 years old; and A requirement to pass a drug test and undergo a physical examination to confirm the applicant is legally authorized to drive a vehicle.
The department also said that a person must pass a written test and must have his or her driver’s licence and registration renewed annually.
The rule also includes the requirement that a licensed driver who is in possession of a vehicle for a period of five days must be able to prove that the vehicle is still in operation.
The AP obtained a list of companies that operate car transporter services in Texas and the number of licenses that they hold.
StarTrek.com contacted the StarTreksports.com website, but the owner declined to comment.
A spokesperson for Star Trek Enterprises, the company that runs Star Trek-related vehicles, said the company does not sell vehicles for public use in Texas or its territories.
A Star Trek spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment.
The Star Trek brand has been popular in America for decades, but it has been on the decline for the past decade.
The franchise was last revived in 2003 for the upcoming fifth season of Star Trek Beyond.
The series’ current fifth season will be its final one.
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