CHAPTER NO. 733

HOUSE BILL NO. 2446

By Representative Sharp

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2818

By Senator Crutchfield

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 66-19-103, relative to certain garagekeeper or towing firm liens.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 66-19-103, is amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated subsection:

( ) No person, firm or entity shall have a right to a lien against a lienor, who is also the seller of such motor vehicle, for repairs made on such motor vehicle that has been towed unless the person, firm or entity making the repairs has received a written authorization from such lienor to make such repairs on the motor vehicle.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED: March 30, 1998

APPROVED this 8th day of April 1998