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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-547—OCT. 25, 1984

98 STAT. 2765

United States Code) published by the Secretary in a form that will be helpful to the public, including Federal, State, and local police, and Congress. "(c) The Secretary shall consult with such State and insurance regulatory agencies and other agencies and associations, both public and private, as the Secretary deems appropriate. "(d) If, in paying claims pursuant to adjustment or negotiations between the insurer and the insured for any stolen motor vehicle, any insurer reduces such payment by the amount of the value, salvage or otherwise, of any part subject to the standard which is recovered and such reduction is not made at the express election of the insured, the insurer shall promptly report such action in writing to the Secretary. "(e) The information required by this section shall be furnished in such form as the Secretary shall prescribe by regulation or otherwise. "(f) For purposes of this section, the term 'motor vehicle' includes trucks, multipurpose passenger vehicles, and motorcycles. "VOLUNTARY VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION STANDARDS

"SEC. 613. (a) The Secretary may, by rule, promulgate a vehicle theft prevention standard under which any person may elect to inscribe or affix an identifying number or symbol on major parts of any motor vehicle manufactured or owned by such person for purposes of section 511 of title 18, United States Code and related provisions. Such standard may include provisions for registration of such identification with the Secretary or any person designated by the Secretary. "(b) The standard under this section shall be practicable, and shall provide relevant objective criteria. "(c) Compliance with such standard shall be voluntary, and any failure to comply shall not be subject to penalty or enforcement under this title. "(d) Compliance with such standard shall not relieve any manufacturer of any requirement under the standard under section 602.

15 USC 2033.

" 3 - Y E A R A N D 5-YEAR STUDIES REGARDING MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT

"SEC. 614. (a)(1) Not later than 3 years after the date of the enactment of this title, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Congress which includes the information and legislative recommendations required under paragraphs (2) and (3). "(2) The report required by this subsection shall include— "(A) data on the number of trucks, multipurpose passenger vehicles, and motorcycles, stolen and recovered annually, compiled by model, make, and line for all such motor vehicles distributed for sale in interstate commerce; "(B) information on the extent to which trucks, multipurpose passenger vehicles, and motorcycles, stolen annually are dismantled to recover parts or are exported; "(C) a description of the market for such stolen parts; "(D) information concerning the premiums charged by insurers of comprehensive insurance coverage of trucks, multipurpose passenger vehicles, or motorcycles, including any increase in such premiums charged because any such motor vehicle is a likely candidate for theft; and

Report, 15 USC 2034.