House Bill 275- Right to Cure (sponsored by Rep. Lynn Slaby and Ron Young): To amend section 1345.09 and to enact section 1345.092 of the Revised Code to allow suppliers and consumers to enter into a Right to Cure agreement. The amended law would give a business 30 days after a consumer filed a lawsuit to make a settlement offer to the consumer, including up to $1,500 toward attorney's fees.
Biennial Budget Bill (as enacted):
Changes to the Lemon Law: Amends R.C. 1345.73 to extend the period of time applicable to providing a reasonable number of repair attempts before a consumer has the option of a replacement vehicle or a refund under Ohio’s Lemon Law to include any period of time during which the vehicle could not be reasonably repaired due to war, invasion, civil unrest, strike, fire, flood, or natural disaster, and requires the manufacturer to arrange for the use of a vehicle for the consumer if such an extension of time is necessary.
Changes to the Certificate of Title of Motor Vehicle Title Act (R.C. 4505.181): (1) Requires that a dealer, or person acting on behalf of the dealer, possess a bill of sale for each used motor vehicle, used manufactured home, and used mobile home sold or a power of attorney, or other related documents, from the prior owner of the motor vehicle, manufactured home, and mobile home. (2) Modifies the payments motor vehicle and manufactured housing dealers must make to the Title Defect Rescission Fund (Fund 4Y70). (3) Establishes the maximum time frame for retail purchasers to demand recision from the dealer, depending on the circumstances surrounding the sale. (4) Allows the retail purchaser to apply to the Attorney General for payment to the secured creditor from Fund 4Y70 if a dealer fails to submit payment of a secured interest on a trade-in vehicle. (5) Expands the sources of money for Fund 4Y70 to include money collected under R.C. 4505.09 when a motor vehicle dealer is issued a certificate of title and money collected under R.C. 4517.10 when the Registrar of Motor Vehicles grants the initial application of a person for a license as a motor vehicle dealer or motor vehicle leasing dealer.