1st Engrossment - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to motor vehicles; regulating licensed 1.3 dealers; providing an exception; amending Minnesota 1.4 Statutes 1996, section 168.27, subdivision 8; 1.5 Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 168.27, 1.6 subdivision 1. 1.7 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.8 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 1.9 168.27, subdivision 1, is amended to read: 1.10 Subdivision 1. [DEFINITIONS.] For the purposes of this 1.11 section, the following terms have the meanings given them: 1.12 (1) "Leasing motor vehicles" means furnishing a motor 1.13 vehicle for a fee under a bailor-bailee relationship where no 1.14 incidences of ownership are intended to be transferred other 1.15 than the right to use the vehicle for a stated period of time. 1.16 (2) "Brokering motor vehicles" means arranging sales or 1.17 leases between buyers and sellers, or lessees and lessors, of 1.18 motor vehicles and receiving a fee for those services. 1.19 (3) "Wholesaling motor vehicles" means selling new or used 1.20 motor vehicles to dealers for resale to the public. 1.21 (4) "Auctioning motor vehicles" means arranging for and 1.22 handling the sale of motor vehicles, not the property of the 1.23 auctioneer, to the highest bidder. 1.24 (5) "Dealer" includes licensed new motor vehicle dealers, 1.25 used motor vehicle dealers, motor vehicle brokers, wholesalers, 1.26 auctioneers, lessors of new or used motor vehicles, scrap metal 2.1 processors, used vehicle parts dealers, and salvage pools. 2.2 (6) "Commercial building" means a permanent, enclosed 2.3 building that is on a permanent foundation and connected to 2.4 local sewer and water facilities or otherwise complying with 2.5 local sanitary codes, is adapted to commercial use, and conforms 2.6 to local government zoning requirements. "Commercial building" 2.7 may include strip office malls or garages if a separate entrance 2.8 and a separate address are maintained and the dealership is 2.9 clearly identified as a separate business. 2.10 (7) "Commercial office space" means office space occupying 2.11 all or part of a commercial building. 2.12 (8) "Horse trailer" is a trailer designed and used to carry 2.13 horses and other livestock, which has not more than three axles 2.14 and a maximum gross weight capacity of not more than 24,000 2.15 pounds. 2.16 (9)
"Isolated or occasional sales or leases" means the sale2.17 or lease of not more than five motor vehicles in a 12-month2.18 period, exclusive of pioneer or classic motor vehicles as2.19 defined in section 168.10, subdivisions 1a and 1b, or sales by a2.20 licensed auctioneer selling motor vehicles at an auction if, in2.21 the ordinary course of the auctioneer's business, the sale of2.22 motor vehicles is incidental to the sale of other real or2.23 personal property.2.24 (10)"Used motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle for which 2.25 title has been transferred from the person who first acquired it 2.26 from the manufacturer, distributor, or dealer. A new motor 2.27 vehicle will not be considered a used motor vehicle until it has 2.28 been placed in actual operation and not held for resale by an 2.29 owner who has been granted a certificate of title on the motor 2.30 vehicle and has registered the motor vehicle in accordance with 2.31 this chapter and chapters 168A and 297B, or the laws of the 2.32 residence of the owner. 2.33 (11)(10) "New motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle other 2.34 than described in paragraph (10)(9). 2.35 (12)(11) "Junked vehicle" means a vehicle that is declared 2.36 unrepairable under section 168A.151. 3.1 (13)(12) "Motor vehicle" has the meaning given it in 3.2 section 168.011, subdivision 4, and also includes a park trailer 3.3 as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 8. 3.4 (14)(13) "Motor vehicle broker" means a person who 3.5 arranges the sale of a motor vehicle between a buyer and a 3.6 seller, or the lease of a motor vehicle between a lessee and a 3.7 lessor, for which service the broker receives a fee. 3.8 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 168.27, 3.9 subdivision 8, is amended to read: 3.10 Subd. 8. [EXEMPTIONS.] (1) Salespeople and other employees 3.11 of licensed dealers under this section shall not be required to 3.12 obtain individual licenses. 3.13 (2) Isolated or occasional sales or leases of new or used 3.14 motor vehicles shall be exempt from the provisions of this 3.15 section. A person who makes only isolated or occasional sales 3.16 or leases is not required to be licensed under this section, is 3.17 not considered to be in the business of selling or leasing motor 3.18 vehicles, and does not qualify to receive dealer plates under 3.19 subdivision 16. "Isolated or occasional sales or leases" 3.20 means: (i) the sale or lease of a motor vehicle with an actual 3.21 cash value of $1,000 or less made by a charitable organization; 3.22 or (ii) the sale, purchase, or lease of not more than five motor 3.23 vehicles in a 12-month period .by a person other than a 3.24 charitable organization. 3.25 For purposes of this subdivision, a charitable organization 3.26 means a nonprofit charitable organization that qualifies for tax 3.27 exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 3.28 Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 3.29 Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 3.30 enactment.