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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Notifying owners of abandoned vehicles. Requires a towing service that is in possession of an abandoned vehicle to obtain the name and address of the person who owns or holds a lien on the abandoned vehicle by: (1) contacting the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau); or (2) conducting a search of national data bases. Provides that an abandoned vehicle may not be disposed of until 30 days after notice is sent by the towing service or the bureau to the person who owns or holds a lien on the abandoned vehicle. (Current law permits disposal of an abandoned vehicle: (1) in a county containing a consolidated city, 15 days after notice is sent; or (2) in all other counties, 20 days after notice is sent.) Provides that a towing service that: (1) fails to contact the bureau or conduct a search to obtain the name and address of the person who owns or holds a lien on the vehicle; and (2) sells the vehicle; is liable to the person for damages resulting from the sale of the vehicle. Makes conforming amendments.