Enrolled House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Liens on abandoned or towed vehicles. Adds state agencies to the definition of "public agency". Broadens the application of IC 9-22-1-23 to include all holders of mechanic's liens. Requires that additional information be included in the notification to a person whose vehicle was towed to a storage yard or towing service. Specifies that a lienholder's failure to comply with certain notice requirements may result in civil damages. Provides that proof of receipt of notice for a mechanic's lien by the owner of a vehicle subject to the mechanic's lien is not required in certain instances. Provides that, if there is Liens on abandoned or towed vehicles. Adds state agencies to the definition of "public agency". Broadens the application of IC 9-22-1-23 to include all holders of mechanic's liens. Requires that additional information be included in the notification to a person whose vehicle was towed to a storage yard or towing service. Specifies that a lienholder's failure to comply with certain notice requirements may result in civil damages. Provides that proof of receipt of notice for a mechanic's lien by the owner of a vehicle subject to the mechanic's lien is not required in certain instances. Provides that, if there is a lienholder, the person that holds the first lien of record may deduct and retain the amount of the lien of record from the surplus purchase price. Provides that the costs for storage of an abandoned vehicle may not exceed $2,000. (Current law is $1,500.) Makes conforming changes. ... View more