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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 247* UNIFORM MOTOR VEHICLE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AND ANTITHEFT ACT
Sec. 14-165. Definitions.

(8) "Security interest" means a "security interest" as defined in subdivision (35) of subsection (b) of section 42a-1-201; (1847)

(9) "Special mobile equipment" means a vehicle not designed for the transportation of persons or property upon a highway and only incidentally operated or moved over a highway, including, but not limited to, ditch-digging apparatus, well-boring apparatus and road construction and maintenance machinery such as asphalt spreaders, bituminous mixers, bucket loaders, street sweepers, tractors other than truck tractors, ditchers, leveling graders, finishing machines, motor graders, road rollers, scarifiers, earth moving carry-alls and scrapers, power shovels and drag lines, and self-propelled cranes and earth moving equipment. The term does not include house trailers, dump trucks, truck-mounted transit mixers, cranes or shovels, or other vehicles designed for the transportation of persons or property to which machinery has been attached; (1848)

(10) "State" means a state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a province of the Dominion of Canada; (1849)

(11) "Vehicle" means a motor vehicle as defined by section 14-1; (1850)

(12) "Manufacturer's or importer's certificate of origin" means the original written instrument or document required to be executed and delivered by the manufacturer to the manufacturer's agent or dealer, or a person purchasing direct from the manufacturer, certifying the origin of the vehicle; (1851)

(13) "Electronic title file" means the file maintained by the commissioner in an electronic media format for the purpose of recording and storage of the evidence of a lienholder's security interest in a vehicle; and (1852)

(14) "Special mobile agriculture vehicle" means a vehicle with an operator and agriculture support materials, operated upon or across any public highway, incidentally, in conjunction with the commercial operation of agriculture support. Commercial operation of agriculture support is limited to those services provided by a commercial entity to the agriculture industry and shall be limited to the spreading or spraying of materials to promote the growth of crops. (1853)

Sec. 14-166. Exempted vehicles. (1854)(Text)

(a) The acquisition of a certificate of title shall not be required and the issuance of a certificate of title by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall not be required for the following: (1) A vehicle owned by the United States, unless it is registered in this state; (2) a vehicle owned by a manufacturer or dealer and held for sale, even though incidentally moved on the highway or used for purposes of testing or demonstration; or a vehicle used by a manufacturer solely for testing; (3) a vehicle owned by a nonresident of this state and not required by law to be registered in this state; (4) a vehicle regularly engaged in the interstate transportation of persons or property for which a currently effective certificate of title has been issued in another state; (5) a vehicle moved solely by animal power; (6) an implement of husbandry; (7) special mobile equipment; (8) a self-propelled wheel chair or invalid tricycle; (9) any trailer having a gross weight not in excess of three thousand pounds; (10) any vehicle for which a temporary registration has been issued pursuant to section 14-12 for the purpose of permitting a nonresident owner who purchases a vehicle in Connecticut to transport such vehicle to such owner's home state; (11) a motor vehicle owned by the state or any town, city or borough within the state; (12) a motor vehicle registered temporarily for inspection purposes pursuant to section 14-12. The acquisition of a certificate of title for any vehicle manufactured prior to 1981 shall not be required. The commissioner, in his discretion, may issue such certificate of title for such a vehicle. (1855)

(b) Part III of this chapter does not apply to: (1) A vehicle moved solely by animal power; (2) an implement of husbandry; (3) special mobile equipment; (4) a self-propelled wheel chair or invalid tricycle; (5) any trailer having a gross weight not in excess of three thousand pounds. (1856)

Sec. 14-167. Certain liens and security interests not affected. (1857)(Text)

This chapter does not apply to or affect: (1) A lien given by statute or rule of law to a supplier of services or materials for the vehicle; (2) a lien given by statute to the United States, this state or any political subdivision of this state; (3) a security interest in a vehicle created by a manufacturer or dealer who holds the vehicle for sale, but a buyer in ordinary course of business, as defined in subdivision (9) of subsection (b) of section 42a-1-201, takes free of the security interest, as stated in section 42a-9-320; or (4) a security interest in a vehicle that is inventory held for sale or lease by a person or leased by that person as lessor and that person is in the business of selling vehicles, as provided in subsection (d) of section 42a-9-311. (1858)

Sec. 14-167a. Vehicle lease with terminal rental adjustment clause; not sale or security interest. (1859)(Text)

Notwithstanding any provision of the general statutes, in the case of motor vehicles or trailers, a transaction does not create a sale or security interest merely because it provides that the rental price is permitted or required to be adjusted under the agreement either upward or downward by reference to the amount realized upon sale or other disposition of the motor vehicle or trailer. (1860)

Sec. 14-168. Certificate of origin. (1861)(Text)

When a new vehicle is delivered in this state by the manufacturer to his agent or his franchised dealer, the manufacturer shall execute and deliver to his agent or his franchised dealer a certificate of origin in the form prescribed by the commissioner, and no person shall bring into this state any new vehicle unless he has in his possession the certificate of origin as prescribed by the commissioner. The certificate of origin shall be printed on such safety paper as the commissioner shall prescribe and shall contain the year of manufacture or the model year, the manufacturer's vehicle identification number of the motor vehicle, the name of the manufacturer, number of cylinders, a general description of the body, if any, and the type of model. When a new vehicle is sold in this state, the manufacturer, his agent or his franchised dealer shall execute and deliver to the purchaser, in case of an absolute sale, assignment of the certificate of origin or, if other than absolute sale, assignment of the certificate of origin subject to contract, signed or executed by the manufacturer, his agent or his dealer, with the genuine names and business or residence addresses of both stated thereon, and certified to have been executed with full knowledge of the contents and with the consent of both purchaser and seller. (1862)

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