Senate Bill 277, co-authored by Democrat State Senator Jim Arnold of LaPorte, was recently considered by the General Assembly.
If passed, the legislation would require an automotive sales person to divulge information to a customer if the vehicle for sale has been used in the production of methamphetamine. That knowledge would have to be produced in writing prior to the sale of the vehicle.
If a sales person does not supply that information may face civil action, remediation or reimbursement of the cost of the vehicle. The court would then require the dealership to decontaminate the vehicle as well as award purchases of up to $10,000 in damage compensation.
The bill passed the full Senate by a vote of 47-1 and now goes to the House for consideration.