Bies Proposes Change To State Vehicle Repossession Practice
3/13/2014 2:00:00 PM
By Rick Jensen
Under current state law, if your vehicle is repossessed you are basically at the mercy of the company that seized the vehicle for the return of any personal property that may have been inside.
State Representative Garey Bies of Sister Bay would like to change that. Bies has proposed legislative that would force the company that repos the vehicle to safeguard personal items in the vehicle and return them to the owner within 48 hours.
Bies says the experience of an area woman prompted the bill.
The woman eventually had to travel to Kenosha and Chicago to sort out the issue.
It’s unlikely the bill will make it to the full Assembly during this session.