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Abandoned Vehicles

One of the great frustrations expressed to my office on a regular basis is the number of junk cars scattered throughout our beautiful district. This year, the legislature passed a bill to help address the problem. Should the Governor approve HB2442, state law will require counties to take abandoned vehicles into custody within ten business days of abandonment. An important update to the law is clarification that a vehicle will be considered derelict if a new owner has not filed the transfer of title within 30 days after release by the prior owner, or if it has not been registered for at least 12 months. A major impediment for county action has been the time needed to clarify ownership and

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