West Virginia Bill to Allow Titles to be Issued for Abandoned Vehicles     

DON’T DELAY!  Please request support for H.B. 4196 immediately from the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee (Full List Below) by emailing now:

You may use the following points in your message:

  • H.B. 4196 creates a special procedure for a person in possession of an abandoned antique vehicle to apply for and receive title to the vehicle.  
     
  • H.B. 4196 would require the Division of Motor Vehicles to search for the owner of the vehicle and provide notice that an application has been filed for title to the vehicle.
     
  • H.B. 4196 creates a fair procedure for an owner to reclaim the vehicle within 30 days of notice of an application for title to the vehicle and creates a misdemeanor and imposes fines for interfering with an owner's attempt to reclaim a vehicle.  

Overview:  Legislation (H.B. 4196) to create a special procedure for a person in possession of an abandoned antique vehicle to apply for and receive title to the vehicle has been introduced.  Under the bill, the Division of Motor Vehicles would search for the owner of the vehicle and provide notice that an application has been filed for title to the vehicle.  Antique motor vehicles are those vehicles manufactured more than 25-years before the current date. 


 

 

West Virginia House Committee on Judiciary

 

Delegate Shott - Chair
john.shott@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Lane - Vice-Chair
patrick.lane@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Manchin - Minority Chair
tmanchin@manchininjurylaw.com

Delegate Skinner - Minority Vice-Chair
stephen.skinner@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Azinger
mike.azinger@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Byrd
andrew.byrd@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Deem
frank.deem@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Fast
tom.fast@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Fleischauer
barbaraf@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Fluharty
shawn.fluharty@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Folk
michael.folk@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Foster
geoff.foster@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Hanshaw
roger.hanshaw@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Ireland
woody.ireland@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Kessinger
kayla.kessinger@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Marcum
justin.marcum@wvhouse.gov

Delegate McCuskey
john.mccuskey@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Moore
clif.moore@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Overington
john@overington.com

Delegate Rowe
larry.rowe@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Shaffer
steve.shaffer@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Sobonya
kelli.sobonya@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Summers
amy.summers@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Weld
ryan.weld@wvhouse.gov

Delegate Zatezalo
mark.zatezalo@wvhouse.gov


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