H.B. 2231 would allow a lessor of a rented motor vehicle to contact local law enforcement officials when a vehicle is not returned within seven days of a proper notice to return. The vehicle can then be placed on a local, state, or national computer system that lists stolen vehicles.
If such a motor vehicle is stopped by a law enforcement official, the vehicle may be seized and the lessor will be notified that the lessor can retrieve the motor vehicle after it is photographed and the vehicle identification number is recorded for evidentiary purposes.
Amendments are technical in nature.
A conferee representing Budget Rent a Car spoke in favor of the bill and also provided a letter of support from other rental car officials.
The fiscal note indicates 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.