00RS HB443


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HB 443/LM (BR 1228) - J. Richards, B. Colter, J. Vincent

     AN ACT relating to motor vehicle titles.
     Amend KRS 186A.520, regarding motor vehicle salvage titles, to exempt vehicles damaged solely by hail that are still road worthy from requirements for salvage title; amend KRS 186A.530 to conform.


     HCS/LM - Insert a new Section 1 in the bill to create a new section of KRS Chapter 186A, relating to the automated motor vehicle registration system (AVIS), to provide that the owner of a motor vehicle damaged solely by hail must have the existing title to the vehicle branded for hail damage, but the owner is not required to obtain a salvage title on the vehicle, if the vehicle can be legally operated on the highway, the actual cost or estimate to repair the hail damage exceeds 75% of the vehicle's retail value, and if the owner intends to retain ownership of the vehicle; provide for the person to submit to the sheriff a statement from their insurance company attesting that the vehicle's damage exceeds 75% of the vehicle value and is solely the result of hail damage and have the vehicle inspected by the sheriff and submit inspection information to the county clerk; provide for clerk to stamp the owner's existing paper title "hail damage" and to enter information on branding the title into AVIS; provide for title to always carry the "hail damage" brand; renumber existing Section 1 of the bill as Section 2 and amend the provisions to delete paragraph (b) of subsection (1); renumber existing Section 2 of the bill as Section 3 and make conforming amendment.
     HCA (1/Title, J. Lee) - Make title amendment to read as follows: "An Act relating to motor vehicle titles."

     Jan 24-introduced in House
     Jan 25-to Transportation (H)
     Jan 27-posted in committee
     Feb 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1)
     Feb 17-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 18-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 22, 2000
     Feb 23-3rd reading, passed 96-1 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 24-received in Senate
     Feb 28-to Banking and Insurance (S)
     Mar 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 8-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 13-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
     Mar 21-reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent bill
     Mar 22-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 24, 2000
     Mar 24-3rd reading, passed 38-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Mar 29-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 230)

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