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.

Enacted Bills

Florida House Bill 1057  

Effective July 1, 2019

Relates to an independent entity, which is in possession of a motor vehicle per request of an insurance company and wishes to dispose of that vehicle. Changes the notification methods to vehicle owners and lienholders for the removal of the vehicle. Under current law, a notice must be sent by certified mail, and a return receipt requested. Under the act, the notice may be sent by another commercially available delivery service that provides proof of delivery and amends the requirement for obtaining a lien release or satisfaction.

In addition, it provides that an authorized insurer, a licensed salvage motor vehicle dealer, or a licensed motor vehicle auction may become authorized electronic filing system agents. For these entities, authorization for use of the electronic filing system under this subparagraph is limited exclusively to processing, in the normal course of business title transactions, derelict motor vehicle certificates, or certificates of destruction for derelict or salvage motor vehicles physically located in the state.

IAA supports these changes. IAA was actively involved in drafting the changes to the independent entity section to address issues related to proof of delivery of the notice and lien satisfaction requirements, which prevented the independent entity from being able to dispose of motor vehicles in certain situations.

IAA supports this bill.

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Georgia House Bill 307   

Effective Sept 1, 2019

This act relates to abandoned motor vehicles. In addition, it establishes a process that would allow an insurance company, which is unable to obtain the certificate of title within 30 days after acceptance by the vehicle owner of a total loss claim, to obtain a salvage title. The insurer will need to provide proof of payment of the claim and that it made two or more attempts to obtain the certificate of title. An insurer may transfer all its rights or claims of a vehicle to a salvage dealer, such as IAA.

IAA supports this bill.

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Indiana House Bill 1183 

Effective July 1, 2019

This act creates a new article in the Indiana Code to establish certain requirements for towing companies that engage in, or offer to engage in, the business of providing towing service in Indiana, including provisions concerning the following: (1) Emergency towing, (2) Private property towing, (3) Releasing towed motor vehicles, (4) Prohibited acts by towing companies and storage facilities.

IAA’s position is neutral.

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Montana House Bill 624 

Effective July 1, 2019

This act specifies that only vehicle transfers between individuals require the transferor’s signature notarization.

IAA supports this bill.

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Nevada Senate Bill 491

Effective July 1, 2019

This act amends the alternative title process for insurance companies by allowing them to submit the salvage title application as soon as practicable. In addition, it allows a salvage pool and charity to obtain a salvage title if the vehicle for which an insurer declined coverage is abandoned to the salvage pool or the charity is unable to obtain the certificate of title from the vehicle owner.

IAA supports this bill.

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North Dakota House Bill 1407

Effective August 1, 2019

This act provides a process for an insurance company to apply for a salvage title when it has paid a total loss claim on a vehicle but is unable to obtain the vehicle title from the owner. In addition, it allows a salvage pool that is in possession of a vehicle that was brought to the salvage pool at the direction of an insurance company to apply for a salvage title if the insurance company has denied coverage and the vehicle is abandoned at the salvage pool facility by the vehicle owner or lienholder.

IAA supports this bill. This bill was introduced per the request of IAA.

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Oregon Senate Bill 759

Effective June 11, 2019

Allows an auto auction company to apply for a salvage title in the insurer’s name when the insurer is unable to obtain the certificate of title for the vehicle.

IAA supports this bill.  This bill was filed per IAA’s request.

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Pending Legislation

Pennsylvania House Bill 632  

Amended May 6

This legislation permits an insurer to use a secure power of attorney that may be signed electronically, and does not have to be notarized, when transferring a vehicle. This legislation also eliminates the requirement that odometer and disclosure statements be furnished in "written" format when transferring a vehicle.

Nothing in this legislation requires PennDOT to certify an electronic signature process or an electronic signature process vendor before accepting a power of attorney that is executed with an electronic signature.

IAA supports this legislation.

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For more information about IAA's legislative and regulatory activities, contact:

Katerina Dotzeva

Director of Government Affairs, IAA


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