§17A-6-1a. Unlawful to be an automobile broker; definition;
No person, except as provided below, shall arrange or offer to
arrange for a fee, commission, or other valuable consideration, a
transaction involving the sale of more than two new or used motor
vehicles per calendar year. Such person shall be deemed an
automobile broker: Provided,
That a licensed new or used motor
vehicle dealer in the state of West Virginia or an agent or
employee of such dealer; an authorized distributor or an agent or
employee of such distributor; an authorized automobile auction held
by a licensed auctioneer; any person who sells a motor vehicle
pursuant to a pledge of security and lien as established in article
four-a of this chapter; and an individual or corporation, including
banks and financial institutions, who is the owner of the new or
used motor vehicle titled in the state of West Virginia which is
the object of a sale are not automobile brokers.
Any person violating the provisions of this section is guilty
of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not
more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail
not more than sixty days, or both fined and imprisoned.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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