§718. Sale of an auto hulk as scrap to a scrap metal processor or a licensed automotive dismantler and parts recycler
A. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, in lieu of a title, any owner who sells an auto hulk as scrap to be dismantled or processed for recycling shall provide the secondary metal processor or licensed automotive dismantler and parts recycler with a signed and dated affidavit stating that he is the owner of the vehicle or part or has the right to sell or transfer the vehicle or part.
B. Every secondary metal processor or licensed automotive dismantler and parts recycler shall maintain the signed and dated affidavit, along with the name and address of the person delivering, selling, or transferring the auto hulk, photographic or electronic copy of the seller's valid driver's license or a valid identification card issued by the seller's current state of residence, the tag number and state of issue of the vehicle delivering the auto hulk, and the vehicle identification number of the auto hulk. This information shall be kept in a registry or book or in electronic format for a period of two years at the secondary metal processor's or the licensed automotive dismantler and parts recycler's place of business and shall be made available for inspection by any peace officer, law enforcement official, or office of motor vehicles official at any time during customary business hours.
C. Every secondary metal processor or licensed automotive dismantler and parts recycler shall submit an electronic report to the office of motor vehicles of the vehicle identification number of each auto hulk received from a seller. The report shall be in a form approved by the office of motor vehicles and shall be submitted within seventy-two hours of the purchase of the auto hulk.
D. The provisions of this Section are applicable to auto hulks in lieu of the provisions of R.S. 32:717 and 807.
Acts 2008, No. 586, §1; Acts 2009, No. 435, §1, eff. July 1, 2010.