Governor Scott Approves Surrender Stop House Bill 7005. Great News! HB 7005 was approved by Governor Rick Scott on, June 20, 2014. The surrender stop legislation is set to take effect July 1, 2014. This is a great win for FIADA and Florida's dealers. Thank you for your efforts in contacting legislators to help make this possible.
HB 7005 is a General Transportation bill by Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee and Transportation & Highway Safety Subcommittee and Representative Artiles. The language in HB7005 is the same as HB883. It protects consumers and lienholders. It does not afford lienholders any new benefits, while greatly increasing the benefit to the consumer in the form of a right to cure and allowing attorney fees for the prevailing party. It corrects the glitch created in 2009 when the legislation was enacted. These changes will eliminate any burden on DMV in resolving the handful of disputes they receive, and it will keep the protections that were granted in 2009. This legislation also will limit the number of court actions filed by lienholders to recover hidden vehicles. To read this bill, click here.