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File #: O-232-18    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/19/2018 In control: Government Oversight, Audit and Ethics Committee
On agenda: 8/9/2018 Final action: 8/9/2018
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 115 OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES TO CREATE AN EXCEPTION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN COMPLIANCE WITH KENTUCKY REVISED STATUTE ? 82.630.
Sponsors: Kevin Kramer (R-11), Bill Hollander (D-9), Pat Mulvihill (D-10), David James (D-6)
Attachments: 1. O-232-18 V.1 072618 AMENDING Chp 115 Exception for Local Government KRS.pdf, 2. O-232-18 V.1 072618 ATTACH Police Impounded Vehicle KRS.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. __________, SERIES 2018
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 115 OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES TO CREATE AN EXCEPTION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN COMPLIANCE WITH KENTUCKY REVISED STATUTE ? 82.630.
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SPONSORED BY: PRESIDENT JAMES AND COUNCIL MEMBERS HOLLANDER, KRAMER, AND MULVIHILL

WHEREAS, Louisville Metro Government has nearly 100 abandoned vehicles obtained in compliance with Kentucky Revised Statute ("KRS") ? 82.630;
WHEREAS, KRS ? 82.630 allows Metro to sell for scrap or junk value any vehicle not suitable for use without obtaining a title of ownership for the vehicle;
WHEREAS, Louisville Metro Council modified the Junk and Secondhand Dealer subchapter of Louisville Metro Codes of Ordinances ("LMCO") in 2012, in part, to prohibit stolen vehicles from being sold and scrapped, which inadvertently resulted in the secondhand dealers no longer accepting escheated vehicles presented for purchase by Louisville Metro Government; and
WHEREAS, Metro Council hereby modifies LMCO ? 115.126 to exclude vehicles escheated to local government under KRS ? 82.630.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I: LMCO ? 115.126 is hereby amended to add a new subsection:
(A) No business, as defined in ? 115.121, may accept the transfer of a vehicle without certificate of title, unless the vehicle is at least ten model years old and the seller of the vehicle provides the following sworn statement that includes, but is not be limited to, the following:
(1) The name, address, and driver's license number of the owner;
(2) A description of the vehicle including the year, make, model, vehicle identification number, and color;
(3) A sworn certification that the owner:
(a) Never obtained a title to the vehicle in his or her name; or
(b) Was issued a title for t...

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