§1720.1. Surrender of stored vehicle to lienholder
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, if a vehicle placed in a storage facility or a repair or body shop is encumbered by a lien, and the storage or repair or body shop operator mails the notification required by R.S. 32:1720, the storage or repair or body shop operator shall surrender possession of the vehicle to the holder of any lien on the vehicle on behalf of the registered owner. The holder of any lien on the vehicle is the holder shown on the records of the office of motor vehicles. No such surrender shall occur until the secured party makes a complete payment of the towing and storage charges and executes a hold harmless agreement, agreeing to indemnify the storage or repair or body shop operator for surrender of the vehicle to the secured party.
Acts 1999, No. 322, §1; Acts 2003, No. 998, §1; Acts 2004, No. 203, §1.