HB18-1105 - Motor And Powersports Vehicle License Requirement

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the unlicensed sale of vehicles.

Section 1 of the bill clarifies that money received as fines for the following violations may be deposited in the auto dealers license fund:


  • Issuance of a bad check by a motor vehicle dealer; and
  • Failure to obtain any necessary license to be a motor vehicle dealer, manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler, manufacturer representative, used motor vehicle dealer, buyer agent, wholesale motor vehicle auction dealer, or motor vehicle salesperson.

Currently, a law enforcement agency may keep any fine money if it issues a citation for failing to obtain a license to be a wholesaler, powersports vehicle dealer, used powersports vehicle dealer, powersports vehicle manufacturer, powersports vehicle distributor, or powersports vehicle manufacturer representative. Section 3 diverts half of this fine to the auto dealers license fund.

Section 2 applies to the requirement that specified sellers of powersports vehicles be licensed. It exempts businesses that sell vehicles that meet the following criteria:

  • The vehicle has been owned for more than one year;
  • The vehicle has been used exclusively for business purposes;
  • The vehicle is titled in the name of the business;
  • All taxes for the vehicle have been paid; and
  • The total number of vehicles sold by the business owner over a 2-year period does not exceed 20 vehicles.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: March 7, 2018
03/07/2018 - Governor Signed
03/07/2018 - Sent to the Governor
03/06/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/06/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
02/27/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/26/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/21/2018 - Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/12/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology
02/08/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/07/2018 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/06/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/07/2018 - No Amendments
02/01/2018 - House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
01/18/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor