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CHAPTER 32-6B

REGULATION OF VEHICLE DEALERS

32-6B-1      Definition of terms.
32-6B-2      Principal place of business defined.
32-6B-3      Sale on consignment--Contract required--Form.
32-6B-3.1      Sale on consignment prohibited for vehicle without statement of origin.
32-6B-3.2      Odometer reading required for consignment or auction--Violation a misdemeanor.
32-6B-3.3      Consignment or auction of vehicle with lien--Written consent and release by lien holder.
32-6B-3.4      Auction on consignment of vehicle titled in another state--Age of vehicle.
32-6B-3.5      Auction on consignment of motorcycle not titled in state--Age of vehicle.
32-6B-4      License required--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-6B-4.1      Brokering prohibited--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-6B-5      Exemptions from licensing requirements.
32-6B-5.1      Permit for sale or display of certain trailers, motorcycles, auctioned vehicles, and customized vehicles.
32-6B-6      Application required--Contents.
32-6B-7      Bond required--Amount--Term--Continuation certificate--Notification of payment or cancellation--Additional bond.
32-6B-7.1      Pooling of assets to satisfy bond requirements--Right, title, and interest in state--Termination--Notice of payment of claim--Replenishment of pool.
32-6B-7.2      Increase in dealer bond amount--Implementation.
32-6B-8      Dealer in new vehicles to maintain repair shop.
32-6B-9      Dealer in new vehicles to give bond to cover warranty obligations--Amount--Exemption.
32-6B-10      Manufacturer's contract or franchise prerequisite to license for dealer in new vehicles.
32-6B-11      Verification of application by department--Refusal to issue license.
32-6B-12      Classification of licenses--Issuance of license certificate.
32-6B-12.1      Low-speed vehicle retail sales.
32-6B-13      Fees for dealer's licenses--Disposition of fees.
32-6B-14      Multiple year license--Annual review--Renewal notice--Revocation.
32-6B-15      Renewal application--Fees.
32-6B-16      Modification of license certificate--Display of license.
32-6B-17      Separate license for each county in which applicant maintains principal place of business.
32-6B-18      Permission to change principal place of business within county.
32-6B-19      Supplemental licenses for supplemental lots within county--Exemptions.
32-6B-20      Books, records, and files to be kept--Inspection.
32-6B-20.1      Certificate kept at another dealership or at lending institution--Requirements--Notice.
32-6B-20.2      Offer to sell, sale, or exchange of vehicle without certificate of title allowed under specified circumstances.
32-6B-20.3      Agreement that dealer will satisfy lien by paying lienholder--Trade of vehicle or consignment agreement--Theft.
32-6B-20.4      Time period to satisfy lien after receipt of funds--Offering vehicle for sale prior to tender to lienholder.
32-6B-21      Issuance of dealer plates--Numbering--Fees--Return of plates--Misdemeanor.
32-6B-21.1      Mailing fees.
32-6B-22      Use of dealer plates--Transfer of plates--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-6B-22.1      Commercial motor vehicles licensed to dealers--Dealer 88 license plates--Return of plates--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-6B-22.2      Use of dealer 88 license plates_Transfer of plates.
32-6B-23      Issuance of motorcycle dealer and trailer dealer plates--Numbering--Display and use--Fees.
32-6B-24      Repossession of dealer plates.
32-6B-25      Use of vehicles bearing dealer's demonstration or in-transit permits--Time limitation--Issuance of permits for unauthorized purposes prohibited--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-6B-26      Temporary license permit--Provision by dealer.
32-6B-27      Location of temporary license permit.
32-6B-28      Time for application for registration by owner--Inspection of documents by law enforcement officer.
32-6B-29      Restrictions on dealer use of temporary license permits--Renewal prohibited--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-6B-30      Design of dealers' demonstration, in-transit and temporary license permits--Information required--Source of permits.
32-6B-31 to 32-6B-33. Repealed.
32-6B-34      Dealer's car auction agency--Defined--Applicability of chapter--Additional provisions.
32-6B-35      Dealer's car auction agency--Bond requirements--Dealer's right of action--Liability of surety.
32-6B-35.1      Dealer's car auction agency--Announcement at sale when title denotes any brand or damage--Return of vehicle.
32-6B-36      Dealer's car auction agency--Vehicles acceptable for sale--Permitted purchasers--Unauthorized sale a misdemeanor.
32-6B-36.1      Sale of government owned vehicles by auction agency.
32-6B-36.2      Repealed.
32-6B-36.3      Issuance of auction agency plates--Numbering--Fees--Return of plates--Misdemeanor.
32-6B-36.4      Use of agency plates--Transfer of plates--Violation as misdemeanor.
32-6B-37      Dealer's car auction agency--Records required.
32-6B-37.1      Public auction to keep records--Inspection by dealer appointed inspectors.
32-6B-38      Appointment of inspectors--Entry authorized--Complaints.
32-6B-39      Investigation of dealers--Authorized.
32-6B-40      Repealed.
32-6B-41      Grounds for denial of license or application of provisions of ยงยง 32-6B-41.1 to 32-6B-41.6, inclusive.
32-6B-41.1      Cease and desist order for specified violations--Period of effectiveness.
32-6B-41.2      Hearing on question of whether violations occurred--Procedures.
32-6B-41.3      Finality of cease and desist order.
32-6B-41.4      Order to pay fine or suspend or revoke license upon failure to comply with cease and desist order--Deposit of monetary penalties.
32-6B-41.5      Hearing to contest order to pay fine or suspend or revoke license--Procedures.
32-6B-41.6      Finality of order to pay fine or suspend or revoke license.
32-6B-42      Notification of surety of license denial, suspension or revocation.
32-6B-43, 32-6B-44. Repealed.
32-6B-45      Good cause required for franchisor termination, cancellation, nonrenewal, or change in competitive circumstances.
32-6B-46      Repealed.
32-6B-47      When franchisor may establish additional vehicle dealership for same line-make-- Hearing.
32-6B-48      Factors in determining cause for establishing additional franchise for same line-make.
32-6B-49      Factors which are not cause for termination or noncontinuance of franchise or for establishing additional franchise for same line-make.
32-6B-49.1      Terms or conditions not allowed in franchise agreement.
32-6B-50      Notice of intention to enter into additional franchise for same line-make.
32-6B-51      Copies of notice to be sent to franchisees and other interested persons.
32-6B-52      Objection to approval of notice--Time for filing written objection--Approval absent timely objection.
32-6B-53      Hearing on objection--Time and place--Notice--Continuance.
32-6B-54      Burden of proof at hearing.
32-6B-55      Hearing upon change of circumstances.
32-6B-56      Dealer's license not to be issued to franchisee absent compliance by franchisor.
32-6B-56.1      Trailer franchisees not subject to certain provisions.
32-6B-57      Sale by franchisor to franchisee at lower price than that charged to other franchisee prohibited--Exceptions--Violation as misdemeanor--Damages.
32-6B-58      Duty of franchisor or manufacturer to fulfill warranty agreements and compensate dealers for labor and parts--Disposition of dealer claims.
32-6B-59      Right of department to apply for injunction against violation of chapter.
32-6B-60      Adoption of rules.
32-6B-61      Schedule of compensation for warranty work.
32-6B-62      Trailer dealers exempt from certain liability insurance requirements.
32-6B-63      Regulation of advertising.
32-6B-64      Advertising defined.
32-6B-65      Repealed.
32-6B-66      In-transit permits for certain trailer manufacturer's trailers.
32-6B-67      Promulgation of rules for in-transit permits for trailer manufacturer's trailers.
32-6B-68      Sale of lists of dealers authorized--Fees.
32-6B-69      Franchise agreement--Change of terms--Dealer rights.
32-6B-69.1      Audit by franchisor--Limitation--Exception.
32-6B-70      License required for certain activities--Violation as misdemeanor--Additional violations as felony.
32-6B-71      Vehicle dealership--Death of owner--Succession of interest.
32-6B-72      Succession--Refusal to honor.
32-6B-73      Notification of decision to transfer, assign, or sell franchise agreement or dealership--Notification as application for approval.
32-6B-74      Contents of notice.
32-6B-75      Manufacturer or franchisor to determine prospective transferee's qualification--Notice of decision--Statement of reasons for rejection.
32-6B-76      Approval may not be unreasonably withheld.
32-6B-77      Filing objection when application rejected.
32-6B-78      Transferee's qualification as sole issue in objection.
32-6B-79      Manufacturer defined.
32-6B-80      Manufacturer or franchisor may not own or operate dealership--Exceptions.
32-6B-81      Manufacturer or franchisor may own or operate for limited period--Conditions.
32-6B-82      Exceptions for the purpose of broadening diversity of dealer body.
32-6B-83      Extension of time period in 32-6B-81--Application--Limit.
32-6B-84      Repealed.
32-6B-85      Civil action for injunction and damages.
32-6B-86      Applicability of SL 2010, ch 156 amendments.


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