Advocacy on the Move
NWCUA Works with Idaho House Transportation Chairman to Introduce Lienholder Notification on Towing
March 14, 2019
On Wednesday, the NWCUA Advocacy team presented legislation that would require written notification to automobile lienholders if a vehicle was not recovered by the owner within seventy-two (72) hours, following a tow and/or vehicle impound. Working in collaboration with Idaho House Transportation Committee Chairman Joe Palmer (R – Meridian – 20), the NWCUA worked to introduce H. 269 for broader legislative consideration. Currently, in Idaho law, towing notification to lienholders is only required to be provided fifteen (15) days prior to the eventual sale of the vehicle, except in very limited circumstances. At that point, burdensome towing and impound fees could have accumulated on the vehicle, which would severely impact the overall value of the vehicle to both the owner and the lienholder. H. 269 would provide equitable notification to lienholders in order to provide them a pathway to recover the vehicle if the owner is unable to do so. The legislation has been referred to the full House Transportation Committee for further consideration.
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