Legislation to provide for certificates of title to be issued for "rebodied" vehicles has been signed into law by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. Under the new law, a rebodied vehicle is defined as a vehicle which has been assembled using a new body or new major component part, which must be identical to the body or major component part used on the original vehicle. The law also requires that a new body or major component part that is used to assemble a rebodied vehicle to be licensed by the manufacturer of the original vehicle. Other original, new or reconditioned parts may also be used. Titles issued to rebodied vehicles will identify the year, make and model of the originally manufactured vehicle and include a notation that states: "This vehicle has been assembled with new major components licensed by the original manufacturer". Upon application, the Oklahoma Tax Commissioner will assign each rebodied vehicle a new Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Thank you and congratulations to all who supported this bill.