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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 246* MOTOR VEHICLES
Sec. 14-67. Qualifications of licensee; bond; fees. Solicitation of service contracts.

Sec. 14-67. Qualifications of licensee; bond; fees. Solicitation of service contracts. (1041)(Text)

(a) No person, firm, association or corporation operating as an automobile club or automobile association shall perform, or offer to perform, in this state for a stipulated fee covering a certain period, any service relating to the protection and assistance of automobile owners or drivers, other than insurance, without being licensed therefor by the commissioner. (1042)

(b) If the commissioner is of the opinion that the applicant is reliable, entitled to confidence and of sufficient financial responsibility, such applicant shall be granted a license to perform such service in this state. The license shall expire annually on the last day of June and such license may be renewed as long as the commissioner regards such licensee as reliable, entitled to confidence and of sufficient financial responsibility. (1043)

(c) No license shall be granted under the provisions of this section unless the applicant deposits the sum of ten thousand dollars in cash or securities of a market value in said amount in this state and approved by the commissioner, or in lieu thereof a surety bond in like amount of a company legally authorized to do business in this state. Such bond shall be in favor of and for the protection, use and benefit of all members of such club or association and of all persons whose applications for such membership have been accepted and who have secured a judgment against such licensee for failure to perform its contract and which, after thirty days, remains unsatisfied, but in no event shall any judgment recovered against any such licensee be satisfied under such bond for more than one hundred dollars in any one action. (1044)

(d) The commissioner shall grant such a license if he has been satisfied that the provisions of this section have been complied with and he may, after a hearing and for cause, revoke such a license; and, if the licensee is aggrieved either by the commissioner's refusal to grant a license or his revocation of it, he may appeal from the commissioner's decision in accordance with the provisions of section 4-183. (1045)

(e) The fee for each such license or the renewal thereof shall be thirty-one dollars, payable to the commissioner. On and after January 1, 2005, such fee shall be two hundred fifty dollars. (1046)

(f) No person shall solicit or aid in the solicitation of another person to purchase automobile club or automobile association service from any person, firm, association or corporation which is not licensed under this section. (1047)

(g) No person shall, orally or in writing, misrepresent the terms, benefits or provisions of any automobile club or automobile association service contract issued or to be issued by any person, firm, association or corporation. (1048)

(h) Any person, firm, association or corporation which violates any provision of this section shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or both. (1049)

(G) (1050)

MANUFACTURERS (1051)

Sec. 14-67a. Application for license. Requirements. Renewal. (1052)(Text)

(a) No person, firm or corporation shall engage in the business of manufacturing motor vehicles for sale in this state without having been issued a manufacturer's license, which license shall expire biennially on the last day of June. Application for such license or renewal thereof may be made to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in such form as the commissioner shall require. The commissioner may require with such application all of the following, which he may consider in determining the fitness of such applicant to engage in business as a manufacturer of motor vehicles for sale in this state: (1053)

(1) Information relating to the applicant's solvency and his financial standing; (1054)

(2) A certified copy of any warranty made by the manufacturer or any other party in whom title to such motor vehicle may have been vested prior to possession of such motor vehicle being transferred to a person licensed under the provisions of this section; (1055)

(3) A copy of the applicant's standard franchise agreement and all supplements thereto, together with a list of the applicant's authorized dealers or distributors in this state and their address. Such applicant shall notify the commissioner immediately of the appointment of any additional dealers or distributors or any revisions of or additions to the basic franchise agreement on file with him, or of any individual dealer or distributor supplements to such agreement; (1056)

(4) A certified copy of the delivery and preparation obligations of the applicant's new car dealers, which obligations shall constitute such new car dealers' only responsibility for product liability between the dealer and the manufacturer; (1057)

(5) An affidavit stating the rates such applicant pays or agrees to pay any authorized new car dealer for parts and labor used and expended by such authorized new car dealer for the manufacturer under delivery and preparation obligations under the new car warranty; (1058)

(6) A biennial license fee of two thousand three hundred dollars, which fee shall not be subject to refund or proration; and (1059)

(7) Any other pertinent matter commensurate with the safeguarding of the public interest. (1060)

(b) An application for renewal of such license filed with the commissioner after the expiration date of such license shall be accompanied by a late fee of two hundred fifty dollars. The commissioner shall not renew any license under this section which has expired for more than forty-five days. (1061)

Sec. 14-67b. Manufacturer's obligations re warranty. (1062)(Text)

Each manufacturer licensed under the provisions of sections 14-67a to 14-67d, inclusive, shall be deemed by virtue of applying for such license to have assumed any and all obligations made under the terms of any written warranty running to an ultimate consumer which may have been made to the consumer by such manufacturer or any other party in which title to such motor vehicle may have vested prior to possession of such motor vehicle having been transferred to such licensee. (1063)

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