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106 STAT. 3388 PUBLIC LAW 102-519—OCT. 25, 1992 Subtitle C—Report Regarding State Motor Vehicle Titling Programs to Combat Motor Vehicle Thefts and Fraud 15 USC 2041 SEC. 140. ESTABLISHMENT OF TASK FORCE. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— (1) IN GENERAL. — The Secretary of Transportation and the Attorney General of the United States, working together, shall, as soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act but not later than 180 days after such date, establish a task force to study problems which relate to motor vehicle titling, vehicle registration, and controls over motor vehicle salvage which may afTect the motor vehicle theft problem. The study shall include an examination of the extent to which the absence of uniformity and integration in State laws regulating vehicle titling and registration and salvage of used vehicles allows enterprising criminals to find the weakest link to "wash" the stolen character of the vehicles. It shall also consider the adoption of a title brand on all certificates of title indicating that the applicable vehicle was previously issued a title brand or a title signifying "rebuilt", "reconstructed", or "flood". (2) REPORT.— The tesk force shall prepare a report containing the results of such study and shall submit such report to the President and the Congress and to the chief executive officer of each State not later than 12 months after the task force is established, together with appropriate recommendations to solve these problems. (b) MEMBERSHIP. — The tesk force shall consist of— (1) the Secretary of Transportetion, or the Secretary's delegate; (2) the Attorney General of the United States, or the Attorney General's delegate; (3) the Secretary of Commerce, or the Secretary's delegate; (4) the Secretary of the Treasury, or the Secretary's delegate; (5) at least 3 representatives, to be designated by the Attorney General of the United States; (6) at least 5 representatives of State motor vehicle departmente, to be designated by the Secretary of Transportetion; and (7) at least 1 representative, to be designated by the Secretary of Transportetion, from each of the following groups: (A) Motor vehicle manufacturers. (B) Motor vehicle dealers and distributors. (C) Motor vehicle dismantlers, recyclers, and salvage dealers. (D) Motor vehicle repair and body shop operators. (E) Motor vehicle scrap processors. (F) Insurers of motor vehicles. (G) State law enforcement officials. (H) Local law enforcement officials. (I) The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. '-' (J) The National Insurance Crime Bureau.