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AB-1864 Registration of vehicles and certificates of title.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 1687 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

 (a) The department shall, in consultation with the Department of the California Highway Patrol, assess the need for a temporary vehicle identification system that is different from the current practice of displaying the report of sale on a vehicle pursuant to Section 4456. In making this assessment, the department shall consider information from relevant entities, including, but not limited to, local government, law enforcement agencies, licensed vehicle dealers, first-line business partners, and consumer representatives. The department shall also consider the experience of other states in using temporary vehicle license plates or other alternative temporary vehicle identification systems that are employed prior to the installation of permanent license plates.
(b) If the department’s assessment, as specified in subdivision (a), demonstrates the need to enhance or change the existing temporary vehicle identification system, the department shall examine the costs and benefits of employing different temporary vehicle identification systems, including potential methods of paying for the costs associated with these systems. The types of temporary vehicle identification systems examined by the department shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) An enhanced display of the report of sale on a vehicle.
(2) A temporary license plate system that is not integrated with the databases of the department or law enforcement.
(3) A temporary license plate system with a database that is accessible to the department and law enforcement.
(4) A temporary license plate system that is fully integrated with the department’s database and the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System.
(c) (1) The department shall submit, no later than January 1, 2016, a report to the Assembly Committee on Transportation and the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing that includes the results of the assessment specified in subdivision (a) and the examination specified in subdivision (b), if conducted. The department, in consultation with the Department of the California Highway Patrol, shall make a recommendation in the report as to whether the state should implement a new temporary vehicle identification system.
(2) A report submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(3) Notwithstanding Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, the requirement for submitting a report imposed by this section is inoperative on January 1, 2017.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.