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2014 Senate Bill 918: Make vehicle title lien updates electronic
  1. Introduced by Sen. Jack Brandenburg (R) on April 29, 2014, to allow the Secretary of State to develop and contract out an electronic system to process the notification and release of vehicle lender “security interests” for purposes of indicating on vehicle titles whether a lender has an interest in the vehicle. This and related bills would mostly replace an existing “hard copy” process for updating this information and mailing out new title documents to owners or lenders. The Secretary of State could require that all transactions concerning these issues be conducted through electronic means.
    • Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on April 29, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on May 21, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 36 to 0 in the Senate on June 4, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on June 4, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 4, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on September 9, 2014, with the recommendation that the following amendments be adopted and that the bill then pass.
  4. Passed 108 to 0 in the House on September 18, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"