HB17-1213

HB17-1213 - Transfers Of Automobile Titles Upon Death

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the transfer of a vehicle title upon the death of the vehicle's owner.

Under current law, the department of revenue (department) makes available a beneficiary designation form that allows the owner or joint owners of a vehicle to arrange for the transfer of the vehicle's title to a named beneficiary upon the death of the owner, or of the last surviving joint owner, of the vehicle. The bill adds language stating that:

 

  • The division of motor vehicles within the department, rather than the department itself, shall administer the process;
  • The personal representative of the estate of a deceased vehicle owner is not liable for obtaining a new certificate of title or for transferring title to the vehicle if the personal representative does not have actual knowledge of the existence of a valid, unrevoked beneficiary designation form; and
  • A successor of a decedent or person acting on behalf of the successor is not liable for obtaining a new certificate of title or transferring title to the vehicle by an affidavit if the person does not have actual knowledge of the existence of a valid, unrevoked beneficiary designation form.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

Senate Committees

Latest update: May 3, 2017
05/03/2017 - Governor Signed
04/27/2017 - Sent to the Governor
04/27/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
04/26/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/18/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/17/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/11/2017 - Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/23/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
03/22/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/21/2017 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/16/2017 - House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
02/27/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy