|Posted:||February 25, 2015 03:30 PM|
|From:||Representative Tommy Sankey|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Providing for de-titling of vehicles when they are recycled by a scrap metal processor (former HB 2381 of 2014)|
|In the near future, I will be introducing legislation that updates House Bill 2381 of 2013-2014. This legislation would provide for de-titling of vehicles when they are recycled by a scrap metal processor. Currently, scrap metal processors and auto dismantlers have different procedures to follow when processing a vehicle despite the fact that they are largely performing the same task. This legislation would remove the discrepancy in law between the two sections.
It removes the burdensome and time-consuming obligation that the certificate of title or certificate of salvage must be notarized and verified by a corporate officer when transferred from the owner to the scrap metal processor. New to this legislation from the previous session is the provision that any insurer may apply directly to the department for a certificate of title or certificate of salvage if it has not been provided to them by the insured within 30 days.
It is my belief that we as a government have a duty to our constituents to not interfere in the matters of private industry where possible, and certainly not create situations via law that unduly burden competitors and not others within the same marketplace. Passage of this legislation would rectify that very issue that is currently occurring in our commonwealth.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for your consideration.
Former co-sponsors of HB2381: BLOOM, CARROLL , DENLINGER , EVANKOVICH, FARINA, GABLER,
C. HARRIS , JAMES, MULLERY, MURT , SIMMONS and TOOHIL
Introduced as HB871