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Rs 32:781 Definitions

CHAPTER 4-C. LOUISIANA

USED MOTOR VEHICLE COMMISSION

PART I. DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

§781. Definitions

As used in this Chapter:

(1) Repealed by Acts 2015, No. 119, §2.

(2) "Commission" means the Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission or its

designee.

(3) "Dismantler and parts recycler" means a person, firm, or corporation engaged in

whole or in part in the business of acquiring and dismantling, disassembling, or repairing

wrecked, abandoned, or repairable motor vehicles or selling the usable parts thereof, or

selling such wrecked, abandoned, or repairable motor vehicles as a unit of wholesale, or

selling such repaired motor vehicles as a unit at wholesale. For purposes of this Chapter, a

person, firm, or corporation shall be presumed to be engaging in the business of a dismantler

and parts recycler if such person, firm, or corporation possesses ten or more inoperable motor

vehicles for more than thirty days, except when such inoperable motor vehicles are being

held:

(a) By a licensed tow truck owner or operator.

(b) By a scrap metal processor to recycle the scrap metal.

(c) By a bona fide repair business awaiting repairs.

(4) "Dismantler and parts recycler sales representative" shall include anyone who,

for compensation of any kind, sells or brokers any used motor vehicle or any usable part of

a used motor vehicle.

(5) "Motor vehicle" means any motor-driven car, van, or truck required to be

registered pursuant to the Vehicle Registration License Tax Law, R.S. 47:451 et seq., or any

vehicle manufactured for off-road use and issued a manufacturer's statement or certificate of

origin, as required by the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission, that cannot be issued a

registration certificate and license to operate on the public roads of this state because, at the

time of manufacture, the vehicle does not meet the safety requirements prescribed by R.S.

32:1301 through 1310 which is used or is designed to be used, for the transporting of

passengers or goods for public, private, commercial, or for-hire purposes including but not

limited to motor homes, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, recreational vehicles, travel

trailers, boat trailers, ambulances, buses, fire trucks, conversion vehicles, wreckers,

semitrailers, hearses, and marine products, as any of the terms are defined in R.S. 32:1252.

(6) "Motor vehicle crusher" means any person, firm, limited liability corporation, or

corporation engaged in whole or in part in the business of purchasing and crushing or

compacting motor vehicles and selling the crushed or compacted vehicle for scrap.

(7) "Place of business" means the place owned or leased and regularly occupied by

a person, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity licensed under

the provisions of this Chapter for the principal purpose of auctioning, renting, or selling used

motor vehicles, crushing or compacting used motor vehicles and selling the crushed or

compacted vehicle for scrap, or engaging in the business of a dismantler and parts recycler,

where the products for sale are displayed and offered for sale, and where the books and

records required for the conduct of the business are maintained and kept.

(7.1) "Public or retail motor vehicle auction" means the act of any person,

partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity engaging in, for a

commission, compensation, or other consideration, the business of providing vehicle auction

services at an established place of business which is not open exclusively to motor vehicle

dealers, dismantlers, and parts recyclers.

(8) "Salvage pool or salvage disposal sale" means a scheduled sale at auction or by

private bid of wrecked or repairable motor vehicles by insurance companies, or by used

motor vehicle dealers, or automotive dismantlers and parts recyclers licensed by the

commission.

(9) "Scrap metal processor" means any person or entity engaged in the business of

obtaining and storing scrap metal, as defined by R.S. 37:1962, whose origin included

abandoned, wrecked, or junked motor vehicles for recycling.

(10) "Ultimate purchaser" means the first person or corporate entity, other than a

dealer purchasing in his capacity as a dealer, who in good faith purchases a new motor

vehicle for purposes other than resale. "Ultimate purchaser" shall not include a person who

purchases a vehicle for purposes of altering or remanufacturing the motor vehicle for future

resale.

(11) "Used fire truck" means any motorized vehicle, the legal title of which has been

transferred by a manufacturer, distributor, or dealer to an ultimate purchaser, utilized by a fire

department in transporting firefighters or equipment to fires and emergency calls and

supports extinguishing operations such as water, pumps, ladders, special service apparatus,

hoses, foam, air, lights, rescue equipment, and utility equipment.

(12) "Used motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle, which has been previously titled

to an ultimate purchaser as defined in R.S. 32:1252.

(13)(a)(i) "Used motor vehicle dealer" means any person, partnership, corporation,

limited liability company, or other entity who, for a commission or with intent to make a

profit or gain of money or other thing of value, buys, sells, brokers, exchanges, rents with

option to purchase, auctions at retail or public, offers, or attempts to negotiate a sale or

exchange of an interest in used motor vehicles and who is engaged wholly or in part in the

business of buying and selling used motor vehicles, whether such motor vehicles are owned

by such person and whether the motor vehicles are sold from a dealership location or via any

form of advertising, including but not limited to the Internet. A person shall be presumed

to be engaged in the business of selling used motor vehicles if he sells five or more used

motor vehicles in any twelve-month period which vehicles are not registered to and insured

by members of the individual's household, immediate family members, or legal entities in

which the individual has an ownership interest or which employ the individual. An entity

shall be presumed to be engaged in the business of selling used motor vehicles if the entity

sells five or more used motor vehicles which are not registered to and insured by the entity

or by an entity affiliated with the entity receiving anything of value.

(ii) The term shall also include anyone not licensed under Chapter 6 of Title 32 of

the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 who sells used motor vehicles and who rents on a

daily basis used motor vehicles.

(b) "Used motor vehicle dealer" shall not include any of the following:

(i) Receivers, trustees, administrators, executors, guardians, or other persons

appointed by or acting under the judgment or order of any court.

(ii) Public officers while performing their official duties.

(iii) Employees of persons enumerated in the definition of "used motor vehicle

dealer" when engaged in the specific performance of their duties as such employees.

(iv) Mortgagees or secured parties as to sales of motor vehicles constituting collateral

on a mortgage or security agreement.

(v) Insurance companies.

(vi) Auctioneers or auction houses who are not engaged in the auction of used motor

vehicles as the principal part of their business, including but not limited to the following

auctions: estate auctions, bankruptcy auctions, farm equipment auctions, or government

auctions.

(14) "Used motor vehicle salesperson" shall include anyone who is actively engaged

in the sale, offering for sale, or negotiations to sell a used motor vehicle, including those

engaged in management or finance and insurance, and who for compensation of any kind

operates as a broker or is compensated for any referral of a prospective buyer to a used motor

vehicle dealer. "Compensation" for purposes of this Chapter means any thing of value

including money, merchandise, rebates on purchases, trading stamps, or any other thing of

value.

(15) "Used wrecker" means a truck, the legal title of which has been transferred, by

a manufacturer, distributor, or dealer to an ultimate purchaser, with a hoist and towing

apparatus used in towing wrecked or disabled vehicles.

(16) "Water-damaged vehicle" means any motor vehicle whose power train,

computer, or electrical system has been damaged by flooding.

(17) "Wholesale motor vehicle auction" means the act of any person, partnership,

corporation, limited liability company, or other entity engaging in, for a commission,

compensation, or other consideration, the business of providing wholesale vehicle auction

services at an established place of business which is open exclusively to licensed motor

vehicle dealers, dismantlers, and parts recyclers.

Acts 2006, No. 440, §1; Acts 2007, No. 446, §1; Acts 2009, No. 403, §§1, 2, eff. July

7, 2009; Acts 2010, No. 987, §1; Acts 2012, No. 136, §1; Acts 2013, No. 204, §1; Acts 2014,

No. 423, §1; Acts 2015, No. 119, §§1, 2.

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John Bel Edwards
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900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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