Senate Bill 71

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 03/22/21: signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 74)
Title AN ACT relating to motor vehicles.
Bill Documents Current/Final
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
03/11/21
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • delivered to Governor
03/22/21
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 74)

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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