West Virginia Bill to Allow Titles to be Issued for Abandoned Vehicles Approved by Senate; Moves to Governor

 

DON’T DELAY!  Please voice your Support for H.B. 2402 immediately from  Governor Jim Justice by emailing now:

You may use the following points in your message:

 
  • H.B. 2402 creates a special procedure for a person in possession of an abandoned antique vehicle to apply for and receive title to the vehicle.  
     
  • H.B. 2402 would require the Division of Motor Vehicles to search for the owner of the vehicle and provide notice that an application has been filed for title to the vehicle.
     
  • H.B. 2402 creates a fair procedure for an owner to reclaim the vehicle within 30 days of notice of an application for title to the vehicle and creates a misdemeanor and imposes fines for interfering with an owner's attempt to reclaim a vehicle.  

Overview: Legislation (H.B. 2402) to create a special procedure for a person in possession of an abandoned antique vehicle to apply for and receive title to the vehicle was approved by the West Virginia Senate.  Under the bill, the Division of Motor Vehicles would search for the owner of the vehicle and provide notice that an application has been filed for title to the vehicle.  Antique motor vehicles are those vehicles manufactured more than 25-years before the current date.  Having already been approved by the House, the bill will next be sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law.    

 

 

 

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