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House Bill 1453

House Bill 1453

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF HB1453 (Updated February 17, 2011 11:36 am - DI 84)

Dealer services division of the secretary of state. Establishes a dealer services division (division) within the office of the secretary of state and provides that the division administers and has jurisdiction over vehicle dealer (dealer) services (services). Provides that: (1) certain administrative procedures and orders are not applicable; and (2) certain procedures relating to administrative rules are applicable; to the division. Provides that a transfer dealer is not considered a dealer. Repeals and relocates language concerning vehicle dealer services. Provides that a person who violates statutes or rules pertaining to services or an order issued by the secretary of state pertaining to services is subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000 for each violation. Establishes the dealer enforcement account to be used to support the division. Provides for criminal penalties for certain violations pertaining to services. Establishes procedures: (1) for administration of the division; and (2) for review of actions by the division and for judicial action concerning the division. Establishes the motor vehicle advisory board. Provides that a dealer is a person who sells at least five vehicles each year or at least six boats or watercraft each year. (Current law provides that a dealer is a person who sells at least 12 vehicles a year for delivery in Indiana or at least six boats or watercraft trailers a year for delivery in Indiana.) Provides that an auto auctioneer is a person providing a place of business or facilities for the purchase and sale of more than six motor vehicles a year (while in current law the threshold is one motor vehicle a year). Makes conforming amendments.
Current Status:
Defeated - first House
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