Legislature(2005 - 2006)

04/21/2005 01:34 PM L&C


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               SB 138-MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER SALES                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR CON BUNDE announced SB 138 to be up for consideration.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR RALPH SEEKINS moved to adopt CSSB 138(L&C), version I.                                                                  
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR BUNDE objected for discussion purposes.                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  SEEKINS explained  that he  is an  automobile dealer  of                                                               
both new and used cars. The bill  clears up a conflict in the law                                                               
regarding the definition  of a new vehicle and who  can sell one.                                                               
The definition  of a new  motor vehicle  is one that  retains the                                                               
Manufacturer's Certificate of  Origin. Once a vehicle  is sold to                                                               
a retail purchaser, the sticker  is turned over to the Department                                                               
of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and a  new vehicle is defined as one that                                                               
has  never had  that manufacturer's  certificate turned  over for                                                               
titling.  However,  he could  still  transfer  a new  vehicle  to                                                               
another franchise dealer without it becoming a used vehicle.                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
1:58:24 PM                                                                                                                    
DWAYNE BANNOCK, Division of Motor  Vehicles, said his one concern                                                               
disappeared   with  the   CS.  Previous   versions  had   greater                                                               
descriptive language of  what a new vehicle was and  that was not                                                               
helpful to the division.                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                
1:59:32 PM                                                                                                                    
ED SNIFFEN, Department of Law, had no problems with new version.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
2:00:19 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR SEEKINS moved  to pass CSSB 138(L&C)  from committee with                                                               
individual  recommendations and  attached fiscal  notes. Senators                                                               
Seekins, Ben  Stevens, Ellis,  Davis and  Chair Bunde  voted yea;                                                               
and CSSB 138(L&C) moved from committee.                                                                                         

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