CHAPTER NO. 1074

HOUSE BILL NO. 2725

By Representative Sharp

Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 3120

By Senators Springer, Crutchfield

AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 40; Title 53; Title 55 and Title 66, relative to notice to lienholders.

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

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 55-16-105, is amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated subsection:

( ) In addition to the notification requirements of subsection (a), any garagekeeper or towing firm, which has in its possession an abandoned, immobile or unattended motor vehicle taken into custody by a police department and in whose possession such vehicle was lawfully placed by the police department, shall, within fifteen (15) days of receiving possession of such vehicle, provide notice to the last known registered owner of the motor vehicle and all lienholders of record. All notification requirements included in subsection (a) shall apply to the notice required to be provided by a garagekeeper or towing firm pursuant to this act.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1,1998, the public welfare requiring it.

PASSED: May 1, 1998

APPROVED this 19th day of May 1998