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          Date of Hearing:  April 12, 2016


                   ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS


                                  Rudy Salas, Chair


          AB 1859  
          (Gallagher) - As Amended March 18, 2016


          SUBJECT:  Collateral recovery:  release of vehicle.


          SUMMARY:  Makes several substantive and clarifying changes to  
          repossession, inventory, and release procedures for collateral  
          recovery involving licensed repossessors, including consumer  
          waivers of inventory presentation, storage of personal effects,  
          collateral release procedures, and registration requirements.


          EXISTING LAW:


          1)Establishes the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services  
            (BSIS) within the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to  
            license and regulate repossessors under the Collateral  
            Recovery Act.  (BPC  7500 - 7511)
          2)Defines "assignment" as any written authorization by the legal  
            owner, lienholder, lessor, lessee, registered owner, or the  
            agent of any of them, to repossess any collateral, including,  
            but not limited to, collateral registered under the Vehicle  
            Code (VEH) that is subject to a security agreement that  
            contains a repossession clause.  "Assignment" also means any  
            written authorization by an employer to recover any collateral  
            entrusted to an employee or former employee in possession of  
            the collateral.  (BPC  7500.1(a))








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          3)Defines "collateral" as any specific vehicle, trailer, boat,  
            recreational vehicle, motor home, appliance, or other property  
            that is subject to a security agreement.  (BPC  7500.1(e))


          4)Defines "debtor" as any person obligated under a security  
            agreement.  (BPC  7500.1(i))


          5)Defines "legal owner" as a person holding a security interest  
            in any collateral that is subject to a security agreement, a  
            lien against any collateral, or an interest in any collateral  
            that is subject to a lease agreement.  (BPC  7500.1(n))


          6)Defines "licensee" as an individual, partnership, limited  
            liability company, or corporation licensed under this chapter  
            as a repossession agency.  (BPC  7500.1(o))


          7)Defines "repossession" as the locating or recovering of  
            collateral by means of an assignment.  (BPC  7500.1)


          8)Requires, a licensed repossessor to remove and inventory  
            personal effects from the collateral after repossession.  The  
            inventory of the personal effects must be complete and  
            accurate, and the personal effects must be labeled and stored  
            by the licensee for a minimum of 60 days in a secure manner,  
            except those personal effects removed by or in the presence of  
            the debtor or the party in possession of the collateral at the  
            time of the repossession.  (BPC  7507.9)


          9)Authorizes a debtor, with the consent of the licensee, to  
            waive the preparation and presentation of an inventory if the  
            debtor redeems the personal effects or other personal property  








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            not covered by a security interest within the time period for  
            the notices required by the Act and signs a statement that the  
            debtor has received all the property.  (BPC  7507.9(h))





          10)Requires a repossession agency to request written  
            authorization from the debtor before releasing personal  
            effects or other personal property not covered by a security  
            agreement.   (BPC  7507.9(i))
          11)Exempts a vehicle repossessed pursuant to the terms of a  
            security agreement from registration solely for the purpose of  
            transporting the vehicle from the point of repossession to the  
            storage facilities of the repossessor, and from the storage  
            facilities to the legal owner or a licensed motor vehicle  
            auction, provided that the repossessor transports with the  
            vehicle the appropriate documents authorizing the repossession  
            and makes them available to a law enforcement officer on  
            request.  (VEH  4022)


          12)Provides that a vehicle removed and seized by a peace officer  
            as specified shall be released to the legal owner of the  
            vehicle or the legal owner's agent prior to the end of 30  
            days' impoundment if all of the following conditions are met:   
            (VEH  14602.6(f))


             a)   The legal owner is a motor vehicle dealer, bank, credit  
               union, acceptance corporation, or other licensed financial  
               institution legally operating in this state or is another  
               person, not the registered owner, holding a security  
               interest in the vehicle.
             b)   The following payment requirements are met:


               i)     The legal owner or the legal owner's agent pays all  








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                 towing and storage fees related to the seizure of the  
                 vehicle. No lien sale processing fees shall be charged to  
                 the legal owner who redeems the vehicle prior to the 15th  
                 day of impoundment. Neither the impounding authority nor  
                 any person having possession of the vehicle shall collect  
                 from the legal owner of the type specified in paragraph  
                 (1), or the legal owner's agent any administrative  
                 charges imposed pursuant to VEH  22850.5 unless the  
                 legal owner voluntarily requested a poststorage hearing.
               ii)    A person operating or in charge of a storage  
                 facility where vehicles are stored pursuant to this  
                 section shall accept a valid bank credit card or cash for  
                 payment of towing, storage, and related fees by a legal  
                 or registered owner or the owner's agent claiming the  
                 vehicle. A credit card shall be in the name of the person  
                 presenting the card.  "Credit card" means "credit card"  
                 as defined in Civil Code (CIV)  1747.02(a), except, for  
                 the purposes of this section, credit card does not  
                 include a credit card issued by a retail seller.


               iii)   A person operating or in charge of a storage  
                 facility described above who violates the requirements  
                 shall be civilly liable to the owner of the vehicle or to  
                 the person who tendered the fees for four times the  
                 amount of the towing, storage, and related fees, but not  
                 to exceed five hundred dollars ($500).


               iv)    A person operating or in charge of a storage  
                 facility described above shall have sufficient funds on  
                 the premises of the primary storage facility during  
                 normal business hours to accommodate, and make change in,  
                 a reasonable monetary transaction.


               v)     Credit charges for towing and storage services shall  
                 comply with CIV  1748.1.  Law enforcement agencies may  
                 include the costs of providing for payment by credit when  








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                 making agreements with towing companies on rates.


             c)   The legal owner or the legal owner's agent presents a  
               copy of the assignment, as defined in BPC  7500.1(b); a  
               release from the one responsible governmental agency, only  
               if required by the agency; a government-issued photographic  
               identification card; and any one of the following, as  
               determined by the legal owner or the legal owner's agent: a  
               certificate of repossession for the vehicle, a security  
               agreement for the vehicle, or title, whether paper or  
               electronic, showing proof of legal ownership for the  
               vehicle. Any documents presented may be originals,  
               photocopies, or facsimile copies, or may be transmitted  
               electronically.  The law enforcement agency, impounding  
               agency, or any other governmental agency, or any person  
               acting on behalf of those agencies, shall not require any  
               documents to be notarized.  The law enforcement agency,  
               impounding agency, or any person acting on behalf of those  
               agencies may require the agent of the legal owner to  
               produce a photocopy or facsimile copy of its repossession  
               agency license or registration issued pursuant to the  
               Collateral Recovery Act, or to demonstrate, to the  
               satisfaction of the law enforcement agency, impounding  
               agency, or any person acting on behalf of those agencies,  
               that the agent is exempt from licensure pursuant to BPC   
               7500.2 or 7500.3.
             d)   No administrative costs authorized under VEH   
               22850.5(a) shall be charged to the legal owner of the type  
               specified in paragraph (1), who redeems the vehicle unless  
               the legal owner voluntarily requests a poststorage hearing.  
               No city, county, city and county, or state agency shall  
               require a legal owner or a legal owner's agent to request a  
               poststorage hearing as a requirement for release of the  
               vehicle to the legal owner or the legal owner's agent. The  
               law enforcement agency, impounding agency, or other  
               governmental agency, or any person acting on behalf of  
               those agencies, shall not require any documents other than  
               those specified in this paragraph. The law enforcement  








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               agency, impounding agency, or other governmental agency, or  
               any person acting on behalf of those agencies, shall not  
               require any documents to be notarized. The legal owner or  
               the legal owner's agent shall be given a copy of any  
               documents he or she is required to sign, except for a  
               vehicle evidentiary hold logbook. The law enforcement  
               agency, impounding agency, or any person acting on behalf  
               of those agencies, or any person in possession of the  
               vehicle, may photocopy and retain the copies of any  
               documents presented by the legal owner or legal owner's  
               agent.


             e)   A failure by a storage facility to comply with any  
               applicable conditions set forth in this subdivision shall  
               not affect the right of the legal owner or the legal  
               owner's agent to retrieve the vehicle, provided all  
               conditions required of the legal owner or legal owner's  
               agent under this subdivision are satisfied.


          13)Provides that, when collateral is released to a licensed  
            repossessor, licensed repossession agency, or its officers or  
            employees, the following apply:
             a)   The law enforcement agency and the impounding agency,  
               including any storage facility acting on behalf of the law  
               enforcement agency or impounding agency, shall comply with  
               the release requirements of VEH  14602.6 and shall not be  
               liable to the registered owner for the improper release of  
               the vehicle to the legal owner or the legal owner's agent  
               provided the release complies with the provisions of this  
               section.  A law enforcement agency shall not refuse to  
               issue a release to a legal owner or the agent of a legal  
               owner on the grounds that it previously issued a release.
             b)   The legal owner of collateral shall, by operation of law  
               and without requiring further action, indemnify and hold  
               harmless a law enforcement agency, city, county, city and  
               county, the state, a tow yard, storage facility, or an  
               impounding yard from a claim arising out of the release of  








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               the collateral to a licensed repossessor or licensed  
               repossession agency, and from any damage to the collateral  
               after its release, including reasonable attorney's fees and  
               costs associated with defending a claim, if the collateral  
               was released in compliance with this section.  (VEH   
               14602.6(j))


          14)Provides that, pursuant to VEH  4022 and to VEH   
            22651(o)(3)(B), a vehicle obtained by a licensed repossessor  
            as a release of collateral is exempt from registration  
            pursuant for purposes of the repossessor removing the vehicle  
            to his or her storage facility or the facility of the legal  
            owner.  A law enforcement agency, impounding authority, tow  
            yard, storage facility, or any other person in possession of  
            the collateral shall release the vehicle without requiring  
            current registration and pursuant to VEH 14602.6(f).  (VEH   
            4000(g)(1))
          15)Provides that the legal owner of collateral shall, by  
            operation of law and without requiring further action,  
            indemnify and hold harmless a law enforcement agency, city,  
            county, city and county, the state, a tow yard, storage  
            facility, or an impounding yard from a claim arising out of  
            the release of the collateral to a licensee, and from any  
            damage to the collateral after its release, including  
            reasonable attorney's fees and costs associated with defending  
            a claim, if the collateral was released in compliance with  
            this subdivision.  (VEH  4000(g)(2))


          THIS BILL:


          1)Redefines "repossession" or "repossess" as the locating and  
            physical recovering of collateral by means of an assignment.


          2)Requires, for purposes of an inventory after repossession, a  
            licensee to make a good faith effort to inventory the personal  








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            effects, but excludes trash of any kind and hidden personal  
            effects.


          3)Authorizes a licensee to allow a debtor or a person in  
            possession of the collateral to sign, at the time of  
            repossession or at a later date, a waiver forfeiting personal  
            effects or other personal property not covered by a security  
            agreement and waiving an inventory of those personal effects  
            or other personal property.  Provides that, once the waiver  
            has been signed, the licensee shall immediately dispose of the  
            personal effects or personal property.


          4)Prohibits a licensee from releasing or conspiring or agreeing  
            to release personal effects or other personal property not  
            covered by a security agreement to anyone other than the  
            debtor.


          5)Authorizes a licensee to store personal effects or personal  
            property inside the collateral until the collateral is no  
            longer in the possession of the licensee.  The collateral  
            shall not leave the possession of the licensee until all  
            personal effects or personal property has been removed.





          6)Provides that, when collateral is released to a licensed  
            repossessor, as specified, the following apply:
             a)   Pursuant to VEH  4022, a vehicle obtained by a licensed  
               repossessor as a release of collateral is exempt from  
               registration for purposes of the repossessor removing the  
               vehicle to his or her storage facility or the facility of  
               the legal owner.  A law enforcement agency, impounding  
               authority, tow yard, storage facility, or any other person  
               in possession of the collateral shall release the vehicle  








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               without requiring current registration and pursuant to this  
               section.  The law enforcement agency shall be open to issue  
               a release to the legal owner or a licensed repossessor  
               whenever the agency is open to serve the public for  
               nonemergency business.
             b)   The law enforcement agency and the impounding agency,  
               including any storage facility acting on behalf of the law  
               enforcement agency or impounding agency, shall comply with  
               the registration exemption and release requirements and  
               shall not be liable to the registered owner for the  
               improper release of the vehicle to the legal owner or a  
               licensed repossessor provided the release complies with  
               this section.  A law enforcement agency shall not refuse to  
               issue a release to a legal owner or a licensed repossessor  
               on the grounds that it previously issued a release.


             c)   A vehicle removed and seized for any reason shall be  
               released to the legal owner of the vehicle or to a licensed  
               repossessor if all of the following conditions are met:


               i)     The legal owner is a motor vehicle dealer, bank,  
                 credit union, acceptance corporation, or other licensed  
                 financial institution legally operating in this state or  
                 is another person, not the registered owner, holding a  
                 security interest in the vehicle.
               ii)    The following payment requirements are met:


                  (1)       The legal owner or the licensed repossessor  
                    pays all towing and storage fees related to the  
                    seizure of the vehicle.  Any person having possession  
                    of the vehicle shall not collect from the legal owner  
                    of the type specified in paragraph (1) or a licensed  
                    repossessor any administrative charges imposed  
                    pursuant to VEH  22850.5 unless the legal owner  
                    voluntarily requested a poststorage hearing.
                  (2)       A person operating or in charge of a storage  








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                    facility where vehicles are stored pursuant to this  
                    section shall accept a valid bank credit card or cash  
                    for payment of towing, storage, and related fees by a  
                    legal owner or a licensed repossessor claiming the  
                    vehicle. A credit card shall be in the name of the  
                    person presenting the card. "Credit card" means  
                    "credit card" as defined in CIV  1747.02(a), except,  
                    for the purposes of this section, credit card does not  
                    include a credit card issued by a retail seller.


                  (3)       A person operating or in charge of a storage  
                    facility described above who violates the requirements  
                    shall be civilly liable to the owner of the vehicle or  
                    to the person who tendered the fees for four times the  
                    amount of the towing, storage, and related fees, but  
                    not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500).


                  (4)       A person operating or in charge of a storage  
                    facility described above shall have sufficient funds  
                    on the premises of the primary storage facility during  
                    normal business hours to accommodate, and make change  
                    in, a reasonable monetary transaction.


                  (5)       Credit charges for towing and storage services  
                    shall comply with CIV  1748.1.  Law enforcement  
                    agencies may include the costs of providing for  
                    payment by credit when making agreements with towing  
                    companies on rates.


                  (6)       The legal owner or licensed repossessor  
                    presents a copy of the assignment, as defined in  
                    subdivision (b) of Section 7500.1 of the Business and  
                    Professions Code; a release from the one responsible  
                    governmental agency, only if required by the agency; a  
                    government-issued photographic identification card;  








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                    and any one of the following, as determined by the  
                    legal owner or the licensed repossessor: a certificate  
                    of repossession for the vehicle, a security agreement  
                    for the vehicle, or title, whether paper or  
                    electronic, showing proof of legal ownership for the  
                    vehicle. Any documents presented may be originals,  
                    photocopies, or facsimile copies, or may be  
                    transmitted electronically. The law enforcement  
                    agency, impounding agency, or any other governmental  
                    agency, or any person acting on behalf of those  
                    agencies, shall not require any documents to be  
                    notarized. The law enforcement agency, impounding  
                    agency, or any person acting on behalf of those  
                    agencies may require the licensed repossessor to  
                    produce a photocopy or facsimile copy of its  
                    repossession agency license or registration issued  
                    pursuant to Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 7500)  
                    of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code.


                  (7)       No administrative costs authorized under  
                    subdivision VEH  22850.5(a) shall be charged to the  
                    legal owner, of the type specified above, who redeems  
                    the vehicle unless the legal owner voluntarily  
                    requests a poststorage hearing.  No city, county, city  
                    and county, or state agency shall require a legal  
                    owner or a licensed repossessor to request a  
                    poststorage hearing as a requirement for release of  
                    the vehicle to the legal owner or the licensed  
                    repossessor.  The law enforcement agency, impounding  
                    agency, or other governmental agency, or any person  
                    acting on behalf of those agencies, shall not require  
                    any documents other than those specified in this  
                    paragraph.  The law enforcement agency, impounding  
                    agency, or other governmental agency, or any person  
                    acting on behalf of those agencies, shall not require  
                    any documents to be notarized.  The legal owner or the  
                    licensed repossessor shall be given a copy of any  
                    documents he or she is required to sign, except for a  








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                    vehicle evidentiary hold logbook.  The law enforcement  
                    agency, impounding agency, or any person acting on  
                    behalf of those agencies, or any person in possession  
                    of the vehicle may photocopy and retain the copies of  
                    any documents presented by the legal owner or licensed  
                    repossessor.


                  (8)       A failure by a storage facility to comply with  
                    any applicable conditions set forth in this  
                    subdivision shall not affect the right of the legal  
                            owner or a licensed repossessor to retrieve the  
                    vehicle, provided all conditions required of the legal  
                    owner or licensed repossessor under this subdivision  
                    are satisfied.


             d)   A legal owner or a licensed repossessor that obtains  
               release of a vehicle shall not release the vehicle to the  
               registered owner of the vehicle, the person who was listed  
               as the registered owner when the vehicle was impounded, or  
               any agents of the registered owner, unless the registered  
               owner is a rental car agency.
             e)   The legal owner or the licensed repossessor shall not  
               relinquish the vehicle to the registered owner or the  
               person who was listed as the registered owner when the  
               vehicle was impounded until the registered owner or that  
               owner's agent presents his or her valid driver's license or  
               valid temporary driver's license to the legal owner or the  
               licensed repossessor.  The legal owner, licensed  
               repossessor, or person in possession of the vehicle shall  
               make every reasonable effort to ensure that the license  
               presented is valid and that possession of the vehicle will  
               not be given to the driver who was involved in the original  
               impoundment proceeding until the expiration of the  
               impoundment period.


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               and without requiring further action, indemnify and hold  
               harmless a law enforcement agency, city, county, city and  
               county, the state, a tow yard, storage facility, or an  
               impounding yard from a claim arising out of the release of  
               the collateral to a licensed repossessor and from any  
               damage to the collateral after its release, including  
               reasonable attorney's fees and costs associated with  
               defending a claim, if the collateral was released in  
               compliance with this section.


          FISCAL EFFECT:  Unknown.  This bill is keyed fiscal by the  
          Legislative Counsel. 


          COMMENTS:


          Purpose.  This bill is sponsored by the  California Association  
          of Licensed Repossessors  .  According to the author, this bill  
          "makes necessary clarifying changes to the code and streamlines  
          repossessor licensee inventory requirements.  Current law  
          requires repossessors to inventory trash and hidden items which  
          is both cumbersome and unnecessary.  This bill will provide a  
          mechanism for debtors to allow the reposessor to dispose of  
          personal effects they do not want, while also making sure that  
          important personal effects that are left in the collateral are  
          properly inventoried.  The bill also makes sure that licensees  
          can easily recover vehicles from storage facilities and aligns  
          provisions of vehicle release with current provisions in law."    



          Background.  The Collateral Recovery Act (Act) provides for the  
          licensing and regulation of repossessors.  Among other things,  
          the Act specifies standards for education, experience, and  
          repossession procedures.  However, the sponsor notes that the  
          Act is out of date in some instances.  Therefore, this bill aims  
          to clarify and update the Act.








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          Requirements for Making an Inventory.  According to the  
          sponsors, the requirements surrounding the inventory of personal  
          items in repossessed collateral are too inflexible.  The Act  
          currently requires a licensed repossessor to remove all personal  
          effects from collateral and make a "complete and accurate  
          inventory of the personal effects."  


          However, the sponsor notes that collateral can often contain a  
          large number of leftover personal effects.  As a result,  
          "compiling a complete and accurate inventory is difficult  
          because frequently collateral contains many items that are trash  
          or hidden."  Further, all items must be labeled and stored for  
          at least 60 days.  Because a licensee is not permitted to put  
          items back into the collateral after they have been inventoried,  
          licensees note difficulties with storage and sorting.   
          Therefore, this bill clarifies the extent to which a licensee  
          must inventory items.


          Presentation of Inventory.  After an inventory, licensees must  
          either hold onto personal effects for the statutorily mandated  
          period or present the inventory and provide the personal effects  
          to the debtor upon request.  However, sometimes a debtor does  
          not want the presentation or some of the items.  Therefore, this  
          bill clarifies the procedures surrounding waiver of presentation  
          and adds additional requirements, including requiring the  
          licensee to keep the waiver confidential and prohibiting the  
          release of personal effects to others besides the debtor.  


           Release of Collateral.  The sponsors also state that  
          repossessors regularly face difficulty obtaining collateral  
          because of registration requirements.  Many storage facilities  
          and impounding agencies require proof of current registration to  
          release a vehicle.  However, repossessors (as agents of the  
          legal owner) are sometimes denied the collateral because the DMV  








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          records do not list the legal owner as the registrant.  This can  
          occur when the debtor, who is no longer the legal owner, is  
          still listed as the registered owner.  In those situations, the  
          legal owner is unable to obtain the vehicle.  In order to remedy  
          those situations, this bill combines relevant sections from VEH  
           4000 and 14602.6 into a new VEH section to clarify that a  
          licensed repossessor is exempt from registration requirements  
          when acting as the legal owner's agent.  


           Prior Related Legislation.  AB 281 (Gallagher), Chapter 740,  
          Statutes of 2015 allowed reposessors to show proof of their  
          license via various media, established a disciplinary review  
          committee to review the request of a licensee to contest the  
          assessment of an administrative fine or appeal a denial of a  
          license, and made other technical changes. 


          AB 2503 (Hagman), Chapter 390, Statutes of 2014 amended the  
          definition of a "repossession agency," updated law enforcement  
          notification requirements, updated condition report  
          requirements, exempted registration of a vehicle for the purpose  
          of removing the vehicle to their storage facility or the  
          facility of the owner, held storage facilities harmless for any  
          liability associated with the release of the collateral, and  
          made other technical changes.  


          AMENDMENT(S):


          For additional clarity, the author should make the following  
          amendments: 


          1)Page 4, line 27, after "any collateral," insert:  
            a repossession order  ,










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          2)Make conforming changes and change all references to a  
            repossession "assignment" to a repossession "order" throughout  
            the Act.
          3)Page 5, below line 30, insert:


            Section 7504 of the BPC is amended to read:


             7504.  (a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, an  
            applicant for a qualification certificate shall comply with  
            all of the following:


              (1) Be at least 18 years of age.


            (2) Have been, for at least two years of lawful experience,  
            during the five years preceding the date on which his or her  
            application is filed, a registrant or have had two years of  
            lawful experience in recovering collateral within this state.  
            Lawful experience means experience in recovering collateral as  
            a registrant pursuant to this chapter or as a salaried  
            employee of a financial institution or vehicle dealer. Lawful  
            experience does not include any employment performing work  
            other than  skip tracing,  debt collection, or actual collateral  
            recovery. 


           4)Page 5, in line 40, strike "  responsible for hidden personal  
            effects. The  ", strike lines 37 through 39 and insert:
             complete and accurate inventory of the personal effects that  
            are not locked and not retrievable without a key, combination,  
            or damage to the collateral or personal effects shall be made,  
            and the  


          5)Page 8, in line 6, strike "  waives  " and insert:
             may waive








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           6)Page 8, in line 9, strike "  within the time period for the  
            notices required by  ", strike lines 10 through 18 and insert:
             prior to the completion of the inventory and signs a statement  
            that reads only as follows: "I, ____________, the debtor, have  
            received all personal effects that were in the vehicle at the  
            time of the repossession  ." 


             (2) No other signature or document shall be required to waive  
            the preparation and presentation of an inventory. The document  
            shall be subject to the confidentiality provision of  
            subdivision (k).  


           7)Page 8, in line 23, strike "  A  " and insert:
             Subject to paragraph (1), a


           8)Page 8, in line 30, after "inventory" insert:
             or waiver of inventory as provided in subdivision (h) 


           9)Page 9, below line 1, insert:
            (5  ) No other signatures, conditions, documents or information  
            regarding the inventory, personal effects or statement may be  
            required or given except as provided in this section or as  
            ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.  


          10)Page 9, in line 2, after "licensee" insert: 
             who has been notified that collateral will be retrieved  


          11)Page 9, in line 2, after "effects" insert: 
             in compliance with the security standards of this Act 










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           12)Page 9, in line 4, strike "  The " and insert: 
             If a licensee stores personal effects pursuant to this  
            subdivision, the  


          13)Page 12, strike lines 4-14:
             (2)   The legal owner or the licensed repossessor shall not  
            relinquish the vehicle to the registered owner or the person  
            who 6was listed as the registered owner when the vehicle was  
            impounded until the registered owner or that owner's agent  
            presents his or her valid driver's license or valid temporary  
            driver's license to the legal owner or the licensed  
            repossessor. The legal owner, licensed repossessor, or person  
            in possession of the vehicle shall make every reasonable  
            effort to ensure that the license presented is valid and that  
            possession of the vehicle will not be given to the driver who  
            was involved in the original impoundment proceeding until the  
            expiration of the impoundment period. 


          REGISTERED SUPPORT:  


          None on file.


          REGISTERED OPPOSITION:  


          None on file.




          Analysis Prepared by:Vincent Chee / B. & P. / (916) 319-3301












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