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The Oklahoma Legislature is in session and OIADA is monitoring several bills on behalf of the OIADA Members.  Following is list of some of the bills we are currently watching.  Particularly the catalytic converter bills  HB3005, HB4373, and HB4375.  We urge you to contact your representative. 

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Senate Bill 1243 – Exempts vehicles which require a transfer to a salvage or junked title resulting from an insurance claim from a tribal of out of state title from certain inspection requirements and allows electronic signatures for certain documents.

Senate Bill 1276 – Deals with make some electronic titles valid.

Senate Bill 1318 – Changes the temporary tag from 30 days to 60 days.  Title is stricken on the bill.

Senate Bill 1474 – Prohibits the transfer of a motor vehicle title that is subject to financial lien unless the transferee’s name or trust is included on the loan for which the lien is placed or from a deceased person without a death certificate.

Senate Bill 1485 – Rental vehicle are to exempt from out of state vin inspections.

Senate Bill 1487 – Allows sales tax to be paid in two installments. Bill is double assigned.

Senate Bill 1605 – Creates Service Oklahoma, a division of the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES)-part of the consolidations under OMES includes Driver License Services Division of the DPS and the Motor Services Division of the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

Senate Bill 1722 – Relates to value of vehicles: providing exception to requirement that value of vehicle be within certain percent of average retail price.  The bill is double assigned.

Senate Bill 1772 – Removes the one and a quarter percent sales tax on the sale of motor vehicles, The bill is double assigned.

Senate Bill 1743 – Relates to financial protection products- Includes gap insurance

Senate Bill 1765 – Requires Oklahoma Motor Vehicle Commission to provide owners of a motor vehicle written notice of all open recalls. (This is probably an Oklahoma Tax Commission function)

Senate Bill 1851 – Eliminates the one and quarter percent sales tax on the sale of motor vehicles.

House Bill 2986 – Adjusts motor vehicle excise tax calculations to reflect the vehicles price and any discounts or credits and directs the Oklahoma Tax Commission to report the financial impact of vehicle excise taxes over three years to the Governor and Legislature.

House Bill 3005 – Upon conviction, the person who stole catalytic converter shall receive a felony conviction.

House Bill 3096 – Requires scrap metal dealer to verify vehicle to be crushed is not stolen.

House Bill 3131 – Repeals various laws pertaining to excise tax.

House Bill 3271 – Adds 3 full time equivalent employees to the Used Motor Vehicle and Parts Commission.

House Bill 3419 – Bill to transfer certain powers, duties, responsibilities, and employees to the newly formed Service Oklahoma.

House Bill 3674 – Makes it unlawful for any person to lend or to sell to, or knowingly permit the use of by, one not entitled thereto any certificate of title, license plate or decal issued to or in the custody of the person so lending or permitting the use.

House Bill 3850 – Creates foreign export title – exempts those vehicles form excise tax.

House Bill 3964 – Relates to removed, falsified, or unauthorized identification : penalizing certain removal or falsification of trailer identification numbers.

House Bill 3965 – Creates the Oklahoma Commercial Auction and Consignment Dealers Act under the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food, and Forestry.

House Bill 3994 – Franchised new motor vehicle dealer bill.

House Bill 4373 – Prohibits the theft of catalytic converters and establishes the penalty for such crime.

House Bill 4375 – Prohibits the use of tools by an individual previously convicted of larceny of a catalytic converter with the intent to employ, or allow the same to be used or employed, in the commission of a crime.

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