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28-4404. Record requirements; vehicles and parts; electronic submission; violation; classification
A. Each licensee shall keep and maintain at the licensee's place of business, or at each of the licensee's places of business if the licensee has more than one, a permanent record in a form prescribed by the director as follows:
1. Recording and describing each of the following:
(a) Each vehicle that is wrecked, dismantled, disassembled or substantially altered by the licensee.
(b) Each major component part that is acquired by the licensee together with a bill of sale signed by a seller whose identity has been verified and the name and address of the person, firm or corporation from which the licensee purchased the vehicle or part.
(c) The following information regarding the wrecked or acquired vehicle that is the source of a major component part:
(i) If previously titled in this or any other state, the certificate of title number.
(ii) The name of the state where last registered.
(iii) The number of the last license plate issued.
(iv) The make and model of the vehicle.
(v) The identification number and serial number of the vehicle.
(vi) The date purchased.
(vii) The disposition of the chassis.
(viii) The name and address of the person from whom a motor vehicle, motor vehicle body or motor vehicle chassis was purchased or otherwise acquired and the date of the purchase.
(ix) The name and address of the person to whom the motor vehicle, motor vehicle body or motor vehicle chassis was sold or otherwise disposed of, the date of the sale and a description of the vehicle, body or chassis by make and model or identification number.
2. Including a bill of sale signed by the seller for any motor vehicle parts other than major component parts acquired by the licensee, identifying the seller by name, address and date of sale.
B. The licensee shall maintain the record at the licensee's established place of business or principal place of business if the licensee is a broker or a wholesale motor vehicle dealer for a period of three years from the date of acquiring each item recorded.
C. Authorized representatives of the department of transportation or any law enforcement agency may inspect the record kept by the licensee at any time during regular business hours.
D. An automotive recycler shall maintain a similar record of all disabled vehicles that have been towed or transported to the automotive recycler's place of business or to other places designated by the owner of the vehicle or the owner's representative. This record shall specify the make, model and description of the vehicle, name of the owner, number of the license plate, condition of the vehicle and place to which it was towed or transported.
E. Each licensee shall allow any person described in subsection C, during business hours and after reasonable demand, to physically compare the records required to be maintained with the vehicles or major component parts that are located at the licensee's place of business.
F. Beginning January 1, 2014, a wholesale motor vehicle dealer shall submit electronically to the department any documents that are requested by the department during the wholesale motor vehicle dealer's reported business hours and that are prescribed in this section. The wholesale motor vehicle dealer shall submit the requested documents within forty-eight hours after the request is transmitted.
G. After reasonable demand by a person under subsection C or E, a person who fails to display the records required to be maintained is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.