SB 0824 Modifies law regarding the seizure of motor vehicles that have missing or illegible identification numbers
LR Number:3090L.03T Fiscal Note:3090-03
Committee:Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action:07/02/04 - Signed by Governor Journal page:
Title:HCS SB 824
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 824 - This act allows peace officers the option as to whether they will or will not seize a motor vehicle that has a missing or illegible identification number and relieves the courts of the responsibility of storing a vehicle that does not have the proper identification number. The responsibility of storing the vehicle shall be placed with the police agency investigating the circumstances surrounding the motor vehicle in question. The current law mandates law enforcement officers to seize any motor vehicle with an altered or missing public vehicle identification number despite any identifiable criminal intent. The House Committee Substitute merely changed the title to more accurately reflect the contents of the act.