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House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Automotive dealer services. Defines: (1) "used motor vehicle"; (2) "used motor vehicle dealer"; and (3) "new motor vehicle dealer". Amends the following definitions: (1) "Automotive salvage recycler". (2) "Manufacturer". (3) "Motor vehicle". (4) "Dealer". (5) "Dealer owner". (6) "Transfer dealer". Repeals the definition of "record". Makes conforming changes to include references to "used motor vehicle dealer" and "new motor vehicle dealer" throughout IC 9-32. Provides that the secretary of state may extend: (1) dealer and dealer designee license plate expiration dates; and (2) dealer license expiration dates; in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. Amends provisions concerning: Automotive dealer services. Defines: (1) "used motor vehicle"; (2) "used motor vehicle dealer"; and (3) "new motor vehicle dealer". Amends the following definitions: (1) "Automotive salvage recycler". (2) "Manufacturer". (3) "Motor vehicle". (4) "Dealer". (5) "Dealer owner". (6) "Transfer dealer". Repeals the definition of "record". Makes conforming changes to include references to "used motor vehicle dealer" and "new motor vehicle dealer" throughout IC 9-32. Provides that the secretary of state may extend: (1) dealer and dealer designee license plate expiration dates; and (2) dealer license expiration dates; in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. Amends provisions concerning: (1) dealer license plate restrictions; (2) interim dealer or manufacturer license plates; (3) records; (4) offsite sales permits; (5) records of sale; (6) business records; (7) background checks; and (8) notifications of dealer owners and dealer managers. Repeals provisions about evidence of liability coverage. Removes the requirement that an application for a dealer license be signed by a dealer owner or dealer manager. Provides that the requirement to send in a franchise agreement for new motor vehicles or watercraft does not apply to manufactured homes. Specifies that a motor vehicle display is not an offsite sale. Provides that, after receiving a request from a person subject to an order issued by the secretary of state, the secretary of state must issue an order within 15 days of setting a hearing date. Establishes registration requirements for transport operators through the secretary of state. (Current law provides that transport operators register with the bureau of motor vehicles.) ... View more