House File 299 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 299 BY FISHER A BILL FOR An Act restricting the use of information related to motor 1 vehicle registration maintained by the department of 2 transportation and county treasurers and providing 3 penalties. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 5 TLSB 1988YH (1) 89 jda/rn
H.F. 299 Section 1. Section 321.31, Code 2021, is amended by adding 1 the following new subsection: 2 NEW SUBSECTION . 3. a. A person shall not use information 3 obtained from the systems maintained under this section, 4 including but not limited to by the means described in section 5 22.3, 321.10, 321.11, 321A.3, or 622.46, for any marketing or 6 promotional activity. 7 b. A person who violates this subsection commits a simple 8 misdemeanor. 9 EXPLANATION 10 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 11 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 12 This bill restricts the use of information related to 13 motor vehicle registration maintained by the department of 14 transportation and county treasurers. 15 Under current law, the records systems maintained by the 16 department of transportation and each county treasurer’s office 17 contain information related to vehicle registration, including 18 information related to the vehicle, the vehicle owner, and 19 security interests attached to the vehicle. 20 The bill prohibits a person from using the information 21 contained in these records systems for any marketing or 22 promotional activity. The bill provides that a person who 23 violates this provision commits a simple misdemeanor. A simple 24 misdemeanor is punishable by confinement for no more than 30 25 days and a fine of at least $105 but not more than $855. 26 -1- LSB 1988YH (1) 89 jda/rn 1/ 1