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By Representative Wood
First Read: 09-JAN-18
ENROLLED, House Joint Resolution,
ESTABLISHING THE TASK FORCE TO COMBAT CURBSTONING.
WHEREAS, there are concerns expressed about
potential abuses by unlicensed motor vehicle dealers involving
the illegal sale of used motor vehicles, otherwise known as
WHEREAS, curbstoners sell used vehicles under the
pretense of being the owner of the vehicle in order to evade
state and municipal statutes and rules for licensed motor
vehicle dealers; and
WHEREAS, curbstoners put consumers at risk by
releasing unsafe vehicles onto the streets, hurt local
businesses, and deny local governments the fees and tax
revenue needed to provide essential public services; and
WHEREAS, an initiative is necessary to further
explore the impact of curbstoning in the state, and to
eliminate this illegal practice that harms Alabama consumers,
licensed motor vehicle dealers, financial institutions, and
state and local governments each year; now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH
HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That there is established the
Alabama Task Force to Combat Curbstoning.
(a) The task force shall be composed of the
(1) The chair of the task force who shall be
appointed by the Commissioner of Revenue.
(2) One representative appointed by the Automobile
Dealers Association of Alabama.
(3) One representative appointed by the Alabama
Independent Auto Dealers Association.
(4) A probate judge as appointed by the President of
the Probate Judge Association.
(5) One representative appointed by the Alabama
(6) One representative appointed by the Alabama
Credit Union Association.
(7) One representative appointed by the Alabama
Association of Tax Administrators.
(8) One representative of the Attorney General's
Office of Consumer Interest, appointed by the Attorney
(9) One consumer representative appointed by the
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
(10) One representative of the motor vehicle
industry appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate.
(b) Members of the task force shall serve without
(c) The appointing authorities shall coordinate
their appointments to assure that the membership of the
Alabama Task Force to Combat Curbstoning is inclusive and
reflects the racial, gender, geographic, urban, rural, and
economic diversity of the state.
(d) The task force shall hold its first meeting no
later than June 1, 2018, with the date, time, and location of
the meeting set by the chair of the task force.
(e) The task force shall have the following
(1) Research, compile information, and draft
recommendations to combat the issues associated with
curbstoning and provide a report to the Legislature, including
any recommended changes to the Code of Alabama 1975. The
research shall include the examination of motor vehicle
licensing laws of other states, as well as input and briefings
from all sectors of the industry.
(2) Based on the data and analysis of this state and
laws and regulations of other states, draft a report that
includes recommendations of potential measures and reforms
related to curbstoning.
(3) The task force shall report its findings,
conclusions, and make recommendations to the Legislature no
later than the first day of February 2019, whereupon it shall
stand dissolved and discharged of any further duties and
Speaker of the House of Representatives
President and Presiding Officer of the Senate
House of Representatives
I hereby certify that the within Act originated in
and was adopted by the House 11-JAN-18.
Senate 01-FEB-18 Adopted