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Pilot rebuilt motor vehicle inspection program.
F.S. 319.141
319.141 Pilot rebuilt motor vehicle inspection program.
(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Facility” means a rebuilt motor vehicle inspection facility authorized and operating under this section.
(b) “Rebuilt inspection” means an examination of a rebuilt vehicle and a properly endorsed certificate of title, salvage certificate of title, or manufacturer’s statement of origin and an application for a rebuilt certificate of title, a rebuilder’s affidavit, a photograph of the junk or salvage vehicle taken before repairs began, receipts or invoices for all major component parts, as defined in s. 319.30, which were changed, and proof that notice of rebuilding of the vehicle has been reported to the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System.
(2) By October 1, 2013, the department shall implement a pilot program in Miami-Dade and Hillsborough Counties to evaluate alternatives for rebuilt inspection services to be offered by the private sector, including the feasibility of using private facilities, the cost impact to consumers, and the potential savings to the department.
(3) The department shall establish a memorandum of understanding that allows private parties participating in the pilot program to conduct rebuilt motor vehicle inspections and specifies requirements for oversight, bonding and insurance, procedures, and forms and requires the electronic transmission of documents.
(4) Before an applicant is approved, the department shall ensure that the applicant meets basic criteria designed to protect the public. At a minimum, the applicant shall:
(a) Have and maintain a surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit in the amount of $50,000 executed by the applicant.
(b) Have and maintain garage liability and other insurance required by the department.
(c) Have completed criminal background checks of the owners, partners, and corporate officers and the inspectors employed by the facility.
(d) Meet any additional criteria the department determines necessary to conduct proper inspections.
(5) A participant in the program shall access vehicle and title information and enter inspection results through an electronic filing system authorized by the department.
(6) The department shall submit a report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives providing the results of the pilot program by February 1, 2015.
(7) This section shall stand repealed on July 1, 2015, unless saved from repeal through reenactment by the Legislature.
History.s. 21, ch. 2013-160.