Senate Bill 71

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/05/21: enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
Title AN ACT relating to motor vehicles.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 238
Sponsor J. Carpenter
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 281.010 to define "automobile club," "flatbed/rollback service," "recovery," "storage facility," "tow truck," "tow truck operator," “towing,” and "towing company"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 281 to define “lienholder," “owner,” and "motor vehicle renting company"; create new sections of KRS Chapter 281 to establish the provisions for emergency towing and private property towing; require that rates be posted in the place of business of a tow company or storage facility; require an itemized invoice for towing and storage charges; establish notification requirements for towed vehicles; establish payment and release requirements for towed vehicles; outline payment types that a towing company or storage facility must accept; require a towing company or storage facility to be accessible by phone during posted business hours; require the return of all phone calls within 24 hours; establish prohibited fees; establish requirements for records retention; outline acts prohibited by a towing company or storage facility; specify that the Transportation Cabinet shall be held harmless for any damages in relation to the towing and storage of a vehicle; amend KRS 359.230 and 189.725 to conform; amend KRS 376.275 to establish requirements for certified mail notifications to lienholders having a prior recorded lien on a Commonwealth issued title; amend KRS 186A.145 to outline responsibility of motor vehicle ad valorem property taxes, when a vehicle is transferred to an insurer or its agent as a result of an insurance policy claim.
Index Headings of Original Version Highways, Streets, and Bridges - Vehicles, towing and storage of, requirements for
Insurance, Motor Vehicle - Ad valorem property tax, responsibility, provisions for
Motor Carriers - Towing companies, certificate of operation, requirements for
Safety - Vehicles, towing and storage of, requirements for
Taxation, Property - Motor vehicle, ad valorem property tax, responsibility, provisions for
Traffic Safety - Vehicles, towing and storage of, requirements for
Transportation - Motor vehicle, ad valorem property tax, responsibility, provisions for
Transportation - Vehicle storage facility, operation requirements
Transportation - Vehicles, towing and storage of, requirements for
Commerce - Towing company, operation requirements
Commerce - Vehicle storage facility, operation requirements
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

Top | Amendments
01/05/21
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/02/21
  • to Banking & Insurance (S)
02/23/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
02/24/21
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/25/21
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 26, 2021
02/26/21
  • 3rd reading, passed 35-1 with Committee Substitute
03/01/21
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
  • to Banking & Insurance (H)
  • posted in committee
03/03/21
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/04/21
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 5, 2021
03/05/21
  • 3rd reading, passed 92-2
  • received in Senate
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; amend definition of "automobile club"; specify that a towing company does not include lienholders and entities hired by lienholders for the purpose of repossession; expand the list of parties who may request records kept under this Act; specify what a towing company may do with the contents of a towed vehicle that has not been claimed after 45 days; clarify the procedures for a tow or storage company to obtain a clean title, if an owner or lienholder fails to exercise their right to take possession of a towed vehicle; specify that the tow or storage company is not be liable for any liens on the vehicle, except for tax liens; allows the county clerk to process the title of a vehicle, when the owner or lienholder fails to exercise their right to take possession of under this Act; make technical changes.
Index Headings Motor Vehicles - Vehicles, towing and storage of, requirements for
Safety - Vehicles, towing and storage of, requirements for
Transportation - Vehicle storage facility, operation requirements
Transportation - Vehicles, towing and storage of, requirements for
Commerce - Towing company, operation requirements
Commerce - Vehicle storage facility, operation requirements
County Clerks - Motor vehicle title, delinquent ad valorem tax, issuance exemption
County Clerks - Repossession title, delinquent ad valorem tax, issuance exemption

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