Bill Text: WV HB4132 | 2020 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizing certain motor vehicle manufacturers to operate as new car dealers

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-13 - To House Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development [HB4132 Detail]

Download: West_Virginia-2020-HB4132-Introduced.html

WEST virginia legislature

2020 regular session

Introduced

House Bill 4132

By Delegate Byrd

[Introduced January 13, 2020; Referred to the Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development then the Judiciary]

A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §17A-6-1c, relating to authorizing certain motor vehicle manufacturers to operate as new car dealers.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


ARTICLE 6. LICENSING OF DEALERS AND WRECKERS OR DISMANTLERS; SPECIAL PLATES; TEMPORARY PLATES OR MARKERS.


§17A-6-1c. Authorizing manufacturer direct sales of motor vehicles.

Notwithstanding any other code provision to the contrary, a manufacturer may be licensed and operate as a new motor vehicle dealer in this state if the manufacturer:

(1) Has been manufacturing zero emissions motor vehicles since at least 2008;

(2) Manufactures or assembles zero emissions motor vehicles exclusively and has never sold its line make of motor vehicles in this state through a franchised new motor vehicle dealer; and

(3) Has not acquired a controlling interest in a franchisor or a subsidiary or other entity controlled by a franchisor, or sold or transferred a controlling interest in such manufacturer to a franchisor or subsidiary or other entity controlled by such franchisor.

 

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to authorize certain zero emission motor vehicle manufacturers to operate as new car dealers in West Virginia.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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