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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Various motor vehicle matters. Transfers various responsibilities concerning vehicle dealers from the bureau of motor vehicles to the secretary of state, and makes corresponding changes. Adds motorcycle dealer-new, motorcycle dealer-used, and transfer dealer to the categories for which dealer license plates may be issued. Authorizes the secretary of state or an agent or employee of the secretary of state to enter the premises of certain businesses dealing in salvage vehicles to determine compliance with laws concerning salvage motor vehicles. (Current law authorizes the bureau of motor vehicles or an agent of the bureau of motor vehicles to enter the premises.) Provides that the secretary of state or an agent of the secretary of state is immune from civil or criminal liability regarding laws concerning salvage motor vehicles. Requires certain persons to be licensed to buy or sell trailers. Makes it a Class B misdemeanor for a vehicle manufacturer or vehicle distributor to fail to compensate to a dealer the contracted labor rate for the work and services the dealer is required to perform in connection with the dealer's delivery and preparation obligations under any franchise or to fail to compensate to a dealer the contracted labor rate for labor and other expenses incurred by the dealer under the manufacturer's warranty agreements. Repeals language concerning vehicle: (1) dealers; (2) sales; (3) salvaging; and (4) merchandising.