HB16-1056

HB16-1056 - Tow Operator Abandoned Vehicle Title Search

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning A Requirement That The Holder Of An Abandoned Motor Vehicle Use The Records Of A National Title Search To Notify Persons With An Interest In The Motor Vehicle That The Vehicle Has Been Towed And Is Subject To Sale.

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. Currently, when an abandoned motor vehicle has been towed, the responsible law enforcement agency and tow operator notify the department of revenue, which searches its records to determine who owns the vehicle and if there is a lienholder. This information is used to return stolen vehicles and to notify the owner and any lienholder that the vehicle will be sold at an auction if it is not claimed. The bill broadens the records used in the search to include those that can be obtained through a national title search.

The bill also extends the period for a tow operator to notify the owner and any lienholder from three days to five days.

Latest update: June 10, 2016
06/10/2016 Governor Signed
05/11/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/10/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/10/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/02/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/29/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
04/29/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/26/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
04/21/2016 Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Unamended to Finance
04/14/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation + Finance
04/14/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/12/2016 House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/11/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/07/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/25/2016 House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
02/10/2016 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Finance
02/03/2016 House Committee on Transportation & Energy Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
01/13/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy