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Bill Requiring Vehicle Recall Notice At Inspection Advances

Jun 09, 2022

The Senate Transportation Committee today advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick Diegnan Jr. and Senator Gordon Johnson that would require notice of a motor vehicle safety recall upon inspection and registration of a vehicle. The bill (S2004) was released from Committee by a vote of 5-0.

The bill (S2004) would require an official motor vehicle inspection facility or licensed private inspection facility to provide written notice to the owner of a vehicle being inspected of all open recalls applicable at the time of the inspection. The legislation requires the recall notice to include a description and statement of each open recall to be repaired. Under the bill, drivers would not be permitted to renew their vehicle registrations if they have outstanding recalls.