Bill Text: CT HB05458 | 2010 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: An Act Concerning The Issuance Of A Certificate Of Title To A Person Who Is Designated The Beneficiary Of A Motor Vehicle.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2010-03-05 - Public Hearing 03/10 [HB05458 Detail]

Download: Connecticut-2010-HB05458-Introduced.html

General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5458

February Session, 2010

 

LCO No. 1906

 

*01906_______TRA*

Referred to Committee on Transportation

 

Introduced by:

 

(TRA)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF TITLE TO A PERSON WHO IS DESIGNATED THE BENEFICIARY OF A MOTOR VEHICLE.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 14-16 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2010):

(b) If a motor vehicle is owned by one owner who is a natural person, such owner may designate, in writing in a space provided on the certificate of registration for such motor vehicle, a beneficiary who shall assume ownership of such motor vehicle after the death of the owner and upon the making of an application pursuant to this subsection. The owner making such designation shall have all rights of ownership of such motor vehicle during the owner's life and the beneficiary shall have no rights in such motor vehicle until such time as the owner dies and an application is made pursuant to this subsection. Not later than sixty days after the death of the owner, the beneficiary may make application to the commissioner for the issuance of (1) a certificate of title, [and] or (2) a certificate of title and a certificate of registration for such motor vehicle in the beneficiary's name. Such application shall be accompanied by: [(1)] (A) The original certificate of registration in which the beneficiary is designated pursuant to this subsection; [(2)] (B) a death certificate for the deceased owner; [(3)] (C) such proof of the beneficiary's identity as the commissioner may require; [(4)] (D) the transfer fee required by subsection (c) of this section; and [(5)] (E) any applicable fees for registration, title and number plates as required under this chapter and chapter 247. If the beneficiary fails to make such application within the time period specified in this subsection, the beneficiary shall have no right to obtain ownership of and title to such motor vehicle under this subsection after the expiration of such time period. The right of the beneficiary to obtain ownership of and title to such motor vehicle under this subsection shall be subordinate to the rights of each lienholder whose security interest in such motor vehicle is duly recorded pursuant to chapter 247. The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, to implement the provisions of this subsection.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2010

14-16(b)

Statement of Purpose:

To authorize the issuance of a certificate of title, without requiring the issuance of a certificate of registration, to a person who is the beneficiary of a motor vehicle and does not intend to operate such vehicle.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

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