Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 2.djvu/370

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108 STAT. 1086 PUBLIC LAW 103-272—JULY 5, 1994 §33110. Verifications involving junk and salvage motor vehicles (a) DEFINITION. —In this section, "vehicle identification number" means a unique identification number (or derivative of that number) assigned to a passenger motor vehicle by a manufacturer in compliance with applicable regulations. (b) GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.—(l)If an insurance carrier selling comprehensive motor vehicle insurance coverage obtains possession of and transfers a junk motor vehicle or a salvage motor vehicle, the carrier shall— (A) under procedures the Attorney General prescribes by regulation under section 33109 of this title in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation, verify whether the vehicle is reported as stolen; and (B) provide the purchaser or transferee of the vehicle from the insurance carrier verification identifying the vehicle identification number and verifying that the vehicle has not been reported as stolen or, if reported as stolen, that the carrier has recovered the vehicle and has proper legal title to the vehicle. (2)(A) This subsection does not prohibit an insurance carrier from transferring a motor vehicle if, within a reasonable period of time during normal business operations (as decided by the Attorney General under section 33109 of this title) using reasonable efforts, the carrier— (i) has not been informed under the procedures prescribed in section 33109 of this title that the vehicle has not been reported as stolen; or (ii) has not otherwise established whether the vehicle has been reported as stolen. (B) When a carrier transfers a motor vehicle for which the carrier has not established whether the vehicle has been reported as stolen, the carrier shall provide written certification to the transferee that the carrier has not established whether the vehicle has been reported as stolen. (c) REGULATIONS. —In consultation with the Secretary, the Attorney General shall prescribe regulations necessary to ensure that verification performed and provided by an insurance carrier under subsection (b)(1)(B) of this section is uniform, effective, and resistant to fraudulent use. §33111. VeriHcations involving motor vehicle major parts (a) GENERAL REQUIREMENTS. —^A person engaged in the business of salvaging, dismantling, recycling, or repairing passenger motor vehicles may not knowingly sell in commerce or transfer or install a major part marked with an identification number without— (1) first establishing, through a procedure the Attorney General by regulation prescribes in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation under section 33109 of this title, that the major part has not been reported as stolen; and (2) providing the purchaser or transferee with a verification— (A) identifying the vehicle identification number (or derivative of that number) of that major part; and (B) verifying that the major part has not been reported as stolen.