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S.B. 137

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SALVAGE VEHICLE BUYERS

             2     
2000 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Sponsor: John L. Valentine

             5      AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES; REQUIRING SALVAGE VEHICLE BUYERS
             6      LICENSES; PROVIDING RESTRICTIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS; PROVIDING
             7      RULEMAKING; ESTABLISHING FEES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
             8      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             9      AMENDS:
             10          41-3-201, as last amended by Chapter 239, Laws of Utah 1999
             11          41-3-202, as last amended by Chapter 165, Laws of Utah 1998
             12          41-3-601, as last amended by Chapter 165, Laws of Utah 1998
             13      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             14          Section 1. Section 41-3-201 is amended to read:
             15           41-3-201. Licenses required -- Restitution -- Education.
             16          (1) As used in this section, "new applicant" means a person who is applying for a license
             17      that the person has not been issued during the previous licensing year.
             18          (2) A person may not act as any of the following without having procured a license issued
             19      by the administrator: a dealer, salvage vehicle buyer, salesperson, manufacturer, transporter,
             20      dismantler, distributor, factory branch and representative, distributor branch and representative,
             21      crusher, remanufacturer, and body shop.
             22          (3) (a) A person may not bid on or purchase a S [ salvage vehicle or a branded title vehicle ]
             22a      VEHICLE WITH A SALVAGE CERTIFICATE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 41-1a-1001 s
             23      at or through any motor vehicle auction unless the person is a licensed salvage vehicle buyer.
             24          (b) A person may not offer for sale, sell, or exchange a S [ salvage vehicle or a branded title
             25      vehicle
] VEHICLE WITH A SALVAGE CERTIFICATE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 41-1a-1001 s
at or
             25a      through any motor vehicle auction except to a licensed salvage vehicle buyer.
             26          [(3)] (4) A supplemental license shall be secured by a dealer, manufacturer,
             27      remanufacturer, transporter, dismantler, crusher, or body shop for each additional place of business
             28      maintained by him.
             29          [(4)] (5) A person who has been convicted of any law relating to motor vehicle commerce
             30      or motor vehicle fraud may not be issued a license unless full restitution regarding those
             31      convictions has been made.
             32          [(5) (a) Beginning July 1, 1999, the]
             33          (6) (a) The division may not issue a license to a new applicant for a new or used motor
             34      vehicle dealer license unless the new applicant completes an eight-hour orientation class approved
             35      by the division that includes education on motor vehicle laws and rules.
             36          (b) The approved costs of the orientation class shall be paid by the new applicant.
             37          (c) The class shall be completed by the new applicant and the applicant's partners,
             38      corporate officers, bond indemnitors, and managers.
             39          (d) The division shall approve:
             40          (i) providers of the orientation class; and
             41          (ii) costs of the orientation class.
             42          Section 2. Section 41-3-202 is amended to read:
             43           41-3-202. Licenses -- Classes and scope.
             44          (1) A new motor vehicle dealer's license permits the licensee to:
             45          (a) offer for sale, sell, or exchange new motor vehicles if the licensee possesses a franchise
             46      from the manufacturer of the motor vehicle offered for sale, sold, or exchanged by the licensee;
             47          (b) offer for sale, sell, or exchange used motor vehicles;
             48          (c) operate as a body shop; and
             49          (d) dismantle motor vehicles.
             50          (2) A used motor vehicle dealer's license permits the licensee to:
             51          (a) offer for sale, sell, or exchange used motor vehicles;
             52          (b) operate as a body shop; and
             53          (c) dismantle motor vehicles.
             54          (3) A new motorcycle and small trailer dealer's license permits the licensee to:
             55          (a) offer for sale, sell, or exchange new motorcycles or small trailers if the licensee
             56      possesses a franchise from the manufacturer of the motorcycle or small trailer offered for sale,
             57      sold, or exchanged by the licensee;
             58          (b) offer for sale, sell, or exchange used motorcycles or small trailers; and


             59          (c) dismantle motorcycles or small trailers.
             60          (4) A used motorcycle and small trailer dealer's license permits the licensee to:
             61          (a) offer for sale, sell, or exchange used motorcycles and small trailers; and
             62          (b) dismantle motorcycles or small trailers.
             63          (5) A salesperson's license permits the licensee to act as a motor vehicle salesperson and
             64      is valid for employment with only one dealer at a time.
             65          (6) (a) A manufacturer's license permits the licensee to construct or assemble motor
             66      vehicles subject to registration under Title 41, Chapter 1a, Motor Vehicle Act, at an established
             67      place of business and to remanufacture motor vehicles.
             68          (b) Under rules [of] made by the [division] administrator, the licensee may issue and install
             69      vehicle identification numbers on manufactured motor vehicles.
             70          (c) The licensee may franchise and appoint dealers to sell manufactured motor vehicles
             71      by notifying the division of the franchise or appointment.
             72          (7) A transporter's license permits the licensee to transport or deliver motor vehicles
             73      subject to registration under Title 41, Chapter 1a, Motor Vehicle Act from a manufacturing,
             74      assembling, or distributing point or from a dealer, to dealers, distributors, or sales agents of a
             75      manufacturer or remanufacturer, to or from detail or repair shops, and to financial institutions or
             76      places of storage from points of repossession.
             77          (8) A dismantler's license permits the licensee to dismantle motor vehicles subject to
             78      registration under Title 41, Chapter 1a, Motor Vehicle Act, for the purpose of reselling parts or
             79      for salvage, or selling dismantled or salvage vehicles to a crusher or other dismantler.
             80          (9) A distributor or factory branch and distributor branch's license permits the licensee to
             81      sell and distribute new motor vehicles, parts, and accessories to their franchised dealers.
             82          (10) A representative's license, for factory representatives or distributor representatives
             83      permits the licensee to contact his authorized dealers for the purpose of making or promoting the
             84      sale of motor vehicles, parts, and accessories.
             85          (11) (a) (i) A remanufacturer's license permits the licensee to construct, reconstruct,
             86      assemble, or reassemble motor vehicles subject to registration under Title 41, Chapter 1a, Motor
             87      Vehicle Act, from used or new motor vehicles or parts.
             88          (ii) Evidence of ownership of parts and motor vehicles used in remanufacture shall be
             89      available to the division upon demand.


             90          (b) Under rules [of] made by the administrator, the licensee may issue and install vehicle
             91      identification numbers on remanufactured motor vehicles.
             92          (12) A crusher's license permits the licensee to engage in the business of crushing or
             93      shredding motor vehicles subject to registration under Title 41, Chapter 1a, Motor Vehicle Act,
             94      for the purpose of reducing the useable materials and metals to a more compact size for recycling.
             95          (13) A body shop's license permits the licensee to rebuild, restore, repair, or paint primarily
             96      the body of motor vehicles damaged by collision or natural disaster, and to dismantle motor
             97      vehicles.
             98          (14) A special equipment dealer's license permits the licensee to:
             99          (a) buy incomplete new motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 12,000 or more
             100      pounds from a new motor vehicle dealer and sell the new vehicle with the special equipment
             101      installed without a franchise from the manufacturer;
             102          (b) offer for sale, sell, or exchange used motor vehicles;
             103          (c) operate as a body shop; and
             104          (d) dismantle motor vehicles.
             105          (15) (a) A salvage vehicle buyer license permits the licensee to bid on or purchase a
             106      S [ salvage vehicle or a branded title vehicle ] VEHICLE WITH A SALVAGE CERTIFICATE AS DEFINED
             106a      IN SECTION 41-1a-1001 s at any motor vehicle auction.
             107          (b) A salvage vehicle buyer license may only be issued to a h [ licensed ] h motor vehicle
             107a      dealer,
             108      dismantler, or body shop who qualifies under rules made by the division h AND IS LICENSED IN ANY
             108a      STATE AS A MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER, DISMANTLER, OR BODY SHOP h .
             109          (c) The division may not issue more than two salvage vehicle buyer licenses to any one
             110      dealer, dismantler, or body shop.
             111          (d) In accordance with Title 63, Chapter 46a, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             112      administrator shall make rules establishing qualifications of an applicant for a salvage vehicle
             113      buyer license. The criteria shall include:
             114          (i) business history;
             115          (ii) salvage vehicle qualifications;
             116          (iii) ability to properly handle and dispose of environmental hazardous materials associated
             117      with salvage vehicles; and
             118          (iv) record in demonstrating compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
             119          Section 3. Section 41-3-601 is amended to read:
             120           41-3-601. Fees.


             121          (1) To pay for administering and enforcing this chapter, the administrator shall collect fees
             122      determined by the commission under Section 63-38-3.2 for each of the following:
             123          (a) new motor vehicle dealer's license;
             124          (b) used motor vehicle dealer's license;
             125          (c) new motorcycle and small trailer dealer;
             126          (d) used motorcycle and small trailer dealer;
             127          (e) motor vehicle salesperson's license;
             128          (f) motor vehicle salesperson's transfer or reissue fee;
             129          (g) motor vehicle manufacturer's license;
             130          (h) motor vehicle transporter's license;
             131          (i) motor vehicle dismantler's license;
             132          (j) motor vehicle crusher's license;
             133          (k) motor vehicle remanufacturer's license;
             134          (l) body shop's license;
             135          (m) distributor or factory branch and distributor branch's license;
             136          (n) representative's license;
             137          (o) dealer plates;
             138          (p) dismantler plates;
             139          (q) manufacturer plates;
             140          (r) transporter plates;
             141          (s) damaged plate replacement;
             142          (t) in-transit permits;
             143          (u) loaded demonstration permits;
             144          (v) additional place of business; and
             145          (w) special equipment dealer's license.
             146          (2) To pay for training certified vehicle inspectors and enforcement under Sections
             147      41-1a-1001 through 41-1a-1008 , the State Tax Commission shall establish and the administrator
             148      shall collect inspection fees determined by the commission under Section 63-38-3.2 .
             149          (3) S (a) s At the time of application, the administrator shall collect a fee of S [ $500 ] $200 s for each salvage
             150      vehicle buyer license.
             150a      S (b) THE ADMINISTRATOR MAY RETAIN A PORTION OF THE FEE UNDER SUBSECTION (3)(a) TO
             150b      OFFSET THE ADMINISTRATOR'S ACTUAL COSTS OF ADMINISTERING AND ENFORCING SALVAGE
             150c      VEHICLE BUYER LICENSES. s
             151          Section 4. Effective date.


             152          This act takes effect on July 1, 2000.




Legislative Review Note
    as of 1-13-00 3:13 PM


A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

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