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Moriarty, Coughlin & Mukherji Bill to Require Two Days' Notice Prior to Remote Disabling of Automobiles Continues AdvancingLegislation Assemblymen Paul Moriarty, Craig Coughlin and Raj Mukherji sponsored requiring sufficient warning before a consumer's vehicle is disabled remotely for failure to make a payment was approved Monday by a Senate panel.
The bill (A-756) would require automobile dealers and lenders to provide a consumer with at least 72 hours' notice before remotely disabling a motor vehicle via a payment assurance device. The bill defines a payment assurance device as a device, installed pursuant to a consumer's financing agreement or lease agreement on a motor vehicle with GPS capability or starter interrupt capability, that allows for the remote enabling or disabling of the vehicle.