S.B. 404 amends the Kansas Consumer Protection Act regarding odometer fraud to raise the amount of a civil penalty that may be assessed against a violator whose action would constitute the commission of the crime of tampering with the odometer of a motor vehicle as provided by K.S.A. 21-3757 from not more than $2,000 to not more than $10,000. The civil penalty for a violation of K.S.A. 50-653 (title search disclosure) remains at not more than $2,000.
The bill was recommended by the 1997 interim Special Committee on Judiciary. The bill was supported by the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division and the Kansas Automobile Dealers Association.
The bill would have no fiscal impact.
1. *Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at http://www.ink.org/public/legislative/fulltext-bill.html.