Wednesday, 09 March 2016 09:54

Illinois Legislation Would Impose New Vehicle Storage Requirements

Illinois State Representative Ron Sandack has introduced House Bill (HB) 6169. The bill would require vehicle storage providers to send a certified letter to vehicle lien holders stating their rates prior to imposing fees.

HB 6169 also states that the lien holder must have the opportunity to inspect the vehicle on the premises before chargers are incurred.

Under HB 6169, the responsibility of identifying the lien holder would fall on the Illinois Secretary of State. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) believes this would cause an increase in cycle time for shops, create unnecessary paperwork, form recordkeeping burdens and would fail to address the root problem of holding the vehicle owner responsible for his/her automobile. ASA is also concerned that the state government infrastructure is not in place to perform such a task.

ASA opposes Illinois HB 6169. ASA asks Illinois repair shops to visit ASA’s legislative website, www.TakingTheHill.com and to send a letter to their state legislators in opposition to the legislation.