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

 

DON’T DELAY!  Please request support for H.B. 4196 immediately from the West Virginia Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (Full List Below) by emailing now:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H.B. 4196 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. 4196 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. 4196 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. 4196) 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 full West Virginia House.  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.  The bill will now be considered by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.


 

West Virginia Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee 

Senator Walters
Email: chris.walters@wvsenate.gov
 
Senator Leonhardt
Email: Kent.Leonhardt@wvsenate.gov
 
Senator Beach
Email: bob.beach@wvsenate.gov
 
Senator Boley
Email: donnaboley@suddenlink.net
 
Senator Gaunch
Email: ed.gaunch@wvsenate.gov
 
Senator Kirkendoll
Email: art.kirkendoll@wvsenate.gov
 
Senator Mullins
Email: jeff.mullins@wvsenate.gov
 
Senator Plymale
Email: robert.plymale@wvsenate.gov
 
Senator Woelfel
Email: mike.woelfel@wvsenate.gov
 

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