Summary: H.R.6285 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.6285. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/05/1982)

Motor Vehicle Title and Inspection Act of 1982 - Requires the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Administration to provide for the establishment by States of motor vehicle title and inspection requirements in order to promote traffic safety and deter motor vehicle theft.

Directs approved State programs to establish a system to cancel a title to any motor vehicle determined nonsalvageable and to issue a salvage certificate for such automobile to make it suitable for operation on a highway. Authorizes the issuance of a title certificate based upon the State determination, after inspection, that the salvage vehicle is suitable for operation.

Requires State programs to establish a system for the inspection of, and issuance of titles for, motor vehicles previously registered in another State.

Directs State programs to prohibit the sale of parts of a motor vehicle if a part's identification number has been destroyed, removed, obliterated, or otherwise altered.

Requires State programs to include provisions requiring insurers to release pertinent information to law enforcement officers relative to motor vehicle thefts or accidents.

Sets forth provisions for the review of State programs by the Administrator, and directs the take-over of any program that fails to meet the Administrator's approval.