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House Bill 1425


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House Bill 1425

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF HB 1425 (Updated April 28, 2007 4:02 pm - DI 103)

Various vehicle matters. Provides that a farm truck, farm trailer, or farm semitrailer and tractor may be operated intrastate for the transportation of certain seasonal crops to the first point of processing for certain periods in a registration year. Revises the definition of "motor vehicle" for purposes of persons required to be licensed to engage in the business of buying or selling motor vehicles and their unfair practices to include semitrailers. Returns proceeds from the sale of an abandoned vehicle by the person who removed, towed, or stored the vehicle to the previous owner of the vehicle if the proceeds exceed all removal, towing, and storage expenses. (Current law returns proceeds in excess of storage expenses to previous owner.) Provides that a municipal corporation that operates a storage yard may dispose of an abandoned vehicle to an automobile scrapyard or salvage recycler. Revises language concerning certain procedures to be used by a public agency or towing service concerning notice of an abandoned vehicle. Removes the bureau of motor vehicles from the process of disposing of abandoned vehicles. Repeals the bureau's abandoned motor vehicle fund and transfers the balance to the motor vehicle highway account. Retains certain reporting requirements. Permits third class cities and towns to dispose of abandoned vehicles. (Current law permits only a consolidated city, a second class city, or a county to dispose of abandoned vehicles.) Makes a conforming amendment. Corrects an internal cross-reference.
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