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"(18)(a) To ensure the most accurate and cost-effective method of determining whether an abandoned vehicle owner is an active duty service member, the department shall convene a work group comprised of registered tow truck operators from different regions of the state, a representative of the military department, and representatives from the military branches of service by invitation as appropriate, to develop options for a financially viable and sustainable plan for the verification of a registered vehicle owner's active duty military status for both in state and out-of-state registered vehicles. The work group must examine:
(i) How other states and their respective towing and recovery industries have addressed the workload, liability, and costs of verification of a registered vehicle owner's active duty military status; and
(ii) Appropriate sources of funding to support the implementation of the policy options developed by the work group.
(b) A final report and draft legislation are due to the standing transportation committees of the legislature on December 1, 2019."