Legislative Update | October 2020
Published October 27, 2020 - Written by IAA, Inc.
IAA, Inc. is dedicated to being pro-active when monitoring legislative and regulatory matters that affect our customers and our industry. We believe being engaged with legislation is critical to the auto auction industry to promote responsible business conduct and continued healthy expansion. IAA works with lobbyists, insurance companies and other industry participants to ensure our customers’ needs are met when it comes to legislative matters that may impact the industry.
Hawaii Senate Bill 2384
Effective September 1, 2020
This act amends sec 291C-165.5, captioned Motor vehicle towing and storage, by adding provisions for disabled vehicles.
New subsection (g) reads:
“In the event that a motor vehicle is involved in an accident and cannot be moved under its own power or is otherwise disabled and constitutes an obstruction or hazard to traffic, and the vehicle has not been ordered to be towed by the applicable county police department, the towing of such vehicle and the towing and storage expenses shall be subject to the provisions of section 290-11(b).”
This section does not apply to automobile clubs or towing companies operating under a contract with an automobile club, insurer, or motor vehicle manufacturer.
IAAs Position: Neutral
Hawaii House Bill 2162
Effective October 1, 2020
This act amends section 290-11(b) referenced in Hawaii Senate Bill 2384 by clarifying the fees tow companies may charge. It also clarifies the duties of tow companies when vehicle owners arrive on the scene while their vehicles are in the process of being hooked up. Requires tow and storage companies to accept credit cards and debit cards.
IAAs Position: Neutral
Ohio House Bill 339
Effective December 30, 2020
This bill enacts the Insurance Code Correction Act. Among other changes, it allows certain documents, such as a power of attorney, certificate of title, application for a salvage certificate of title and any other appropriate document, to be signed electronically when an insurer applies for a salvage title.
IAA Position: Support
View Bill - (See sec. 4505.11 on page 75)
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