Louisiana Flood-Car Prohibition Bill Goes to Gov

A bill prohibiting the sale of flooded cars in Louisiana passed in the state's House by an overwhelming 87-8 margin and is now headed to the office of Governor Kathleen Blanco for her Jane Hancock. The legislation requires that any insurance company that's totaled a car due to flood damage to get a Certificate of Destruction from the LA Office of Motor Vehicles and then have the car crushed or dismantled, rather than resold to a buyer with a salvage title. What we wonder is, is this an example of a state wanting to protect the public from unscrupulous insurance companies, or is it a case of wanting to erase the horrific events of last summer as quickly as possible?

Bill prohibiting resale of cars totaled by floods gets final OK [KATC]

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