HB0737I-Introduced Bill Text

FIRST REGULAR SESSION



HOUSE BILL NO. 737

89TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY






INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE PATEK.

Read 1st time February 24, 1997 and 1000 copies ordered printed.

ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk

L0931.01I




AN ACT

To repeal section 301.020, RSMo 1994, relating to motor vehicles, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.






Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Section 301.020, RSMo 1994, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 301.020, to read as follows:

301.020. 1. Every owner of a motor vehicle or trailer, which shall be operated or driven upon the highways of this state, except as herein otherwise expressly provided, shall annually file, by mail or otherwise, in the office of the director of revenue, an application for registration on a blank to be furnished by the director of revenue for that purpose containing:

(1) A brief description of the motor vehicle or trailer to be registered, including the name of the manufacturer, the vehicle identification number, the amount of motive power of the motor vehicle, stated in figures of horsepower and whether the motor vehicle is to be registered as a motor vehicle primarily for business use as defined in section 301.010;

(2) The name and address of the owner of such motor vehicle or trailer;

(3) The gross weight of the vehicle and the desired load in pounds if the vehicle is a commercial motor vehicle or trailer.

2. If the vehicle is a motor vehicle primarily for business use as defined in section 301.010 and if such vehicle is five years of age or less, the director of revenue shall retain the odometer information provided in the vehicle inspection report, and provide for prompt access to such information, together with the vehicle identification number for the motor vehicle to which such information pertains, for a period of five years after the receipt of such information. This section shall not apply unless:

(1) The application for the vehicle's certificate of ownership was submitted after July 1, 1989; and

(2) The certificate was issued pursuant to a manufacturer's statement of origin.

3. If the vehicle is any motor vehicle other than a motor vehicle primarily for business use, a recreational motor vehicle, motorcycle, motortricycle, bus or any commercial motor vehicle licensed for over twelve thousand pounds and if such motor vehicle is five years of age or less, the director of revenue shall retain the odometer information provided in the vehicle inspection report, and provide for prompt access to such information, together with the vehicle identification number for the motor vehicle to which such information pertains, for a period of five years after the receipt of such information. This subsection shall not apply unless:

(1) The application for the vehicle's certificate of ownership was submitted after July 1, 1990; and

(2) The certificate was issued pursuant to a manufacturer's statement of origin.

4. If the vehicle qualifies as a reconstructed motor vehicle, motor change vehicle, specially constructed motor vehicle, non-USA-std motor vehicle, as defined in section 301.010, the owner or lienholder shall surrender the certificate of ownership. The owner shall make an application for a new certificate of ownership, pay the required title fee, and obtain the vehicle examination certificate required pursuant to section 301.190. Notarized bills of sale along with a copy of the front and back of the certificate of ownership for all major component parts installed on the vehicle and invoices for all essential parts which are not defined as major component parts shall accompany the application for a new certificate of ownership. If the vehicle is a specially constructed motor vehicle, as defined in section 301.010, two pictures of the vehicle shall be submitted with the application. If the vehicle is a kit vehicle, the applicant shall submit the invoice and the manufacturer's statement of origin on the kit. If the vehicle requires the issuance of a special number by the director of revenue or a replacement vehicle identification number, the applicant shall submit the required application and application fee. All applications required [under] pursuant to this subsection shall be submitted with any applicable taxes which may be due on the purchase of the vehicle or parts. The director of revenue shall appropriately designate "Reconstructed Motor Vehicle", "Motor Change Vehicle", "Non-USA-Std Motor Vehicle", or "Specially Constructed Motor Vehicle" on the current and all subsequent issues of the certificate of ownership of such vehicle.

5. Every insurance company which pays a claim for repair of a motor vehicle which as the result of such repairs becomes a reconstructed motor vehicle as defined in section 301.010 shall in writing notify the claimant, if [he] the claimant is the owner of the vehicle, and the lienholder if a lien is in effect, that [he] the person is required to surrender the certificate of ownership, and the documents and fees required pursuant to subsection 3 of this section, to the director of revenue. The insurance company shall within thirty days of the payment of such claims report to the director of revenue the name and address of such claimant, the year, make, model, vehicle identification number, and license plate number of the vehicle, and the date of loss and payment.

6. Beginning January 1, 1998, no person shall be allowed to file an application for registration pursuant to this section unless such person holds a valid license or permit pursuant to chapter 302, RSMo.

[6.] 7. Anyone who fails to comply with the requirements of this section shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
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