§784. Dealers, dismantlers, and auctions to be licensed; exception
A. No person, firm, or corporation, unless licensed by the commission under the provisions of this Chapter, shall carry on or conduct the business of:
(1) A used motor vehicle dealer.
(2) A dealer in used parts or used accessories of motor vehicles.
(3) A dismantler and parts recycler.
(4) Public or retail motor vehicle auctions, wholesale motor vehicle auctions, or salvage pools that deal in used motor vehicles.
(5) A rent-to-own dealer as defined in R.S. 32:793(A)(6) or renting on a daily basis used motor vehicles as authorized by R.S. 32:781(13)(a)(ii).
(6) A used motor vehicle salesperson for any dealer licensed pursuant to this Chapter.
(7),(8) Repealed by Acts 2009, No. 403, §2, effective July 7, 2009.
B. Any motor vehicle dealer, not licensed under the provisions of Chapter 6 of this Title, who rents on a daily basis motor vehicles not of the current year or immediate prior year models, that have been titled previously to an ultimate purchaser, shall be subject to the regulation of the Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission.
C. No person, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity, unless licensed by the commission as a used car dealer, shall engage in the business as a "broker", "purchasing company", "sales agent", or similar title for the procurement of prospective purchasers for used motor vehicles.
D. No person, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or other entity licensed by the Louisiana Used Motor Vehicle Commission shall display any used motor vehicle at any place other than at a facility licensed by the commission, unless an off-premises permit authorizing the display of such used motor vehicle at the location has been issued by the commission. The commission may issue one off-premises permit to a dealer in any ninety-day period in accordance with rules and regulations authorizing the display of up to five vehicles at an event within thirty-five miles of the dealer's place of business for a period of up to three days.
E. A public or retail motor vehicle auction shall not be required to obtain an off-premises permit to auction, via an Internet site, a used motor vehicle for a third party which is in the possession of the third party.
Acts 2006, No. 440, §1; Acts 2007, No. 446, §1; Acts 2008, No. 220, §10, eff. June 14, 2008; Acts 2009, No. 403, §§1, 2, eff. July 7, 2009; Acts 2010, No. 987, §1; Acts 2013, No. 204, §1.