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28-4410. Consignment contracts; definitions
A. A dealer in motor vehicles, trailers and semitrailers may possess and offer for sale a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer without having a duly or regularly assigned certificate of title or title transfer form in the dealer's possession if the dealer possesses all of the following:
1. A consignment contract or dealer acquisition contract.
2. The most recent registration card for the vehicle.
3. A statement by the lienholder disclosing all unsatisfied liens, if applicable.
B. A dealer may complete the sale of a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer offered for sale under subsection A of this section when the dealer possesses verification that all liens on the motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer have been satisfied by the dealer or assumed by the purchaser.
C. A dealer who offers a vehicle for sale on consignment shall inform a prospective customer that the vehicle is on consignment to the dealer.
D. The director shall adopt rules on the minimum form and content of consignment contracts and dealer acquisition contracts.
E. This chapter does not allow the consignment of motor vehicles from one licensee to another licensee.
F. A dealer in motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers may offer for sale or sell a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer without having a duly or regularly assigned certificate of title in the dealer's possession if the dealer possesses a complete photocopy of the duly or regularly assigned certificate of title, the original of which has been delivered to a financial institution or a subsidiary of the financial institution pursuant to an inventory financing arrangement.
G. For the purposes of this section:
1. "Consignment contract" means an agreement executed by both the owner of a vehicle and a licensed motor vehicle dealer pursuant to which the vehicle is delivered to the dealer to sell for the owner.
2. "Dealer acquisition contract" means an agreement that both:
(a) Is executed by both the owner of a vehicle, the certificate of title for which is in possession of a lienholder in accordance with the laws of this state or another state, and a licensed motor vehicle dealer.
(b) Transfers ownership of the vehicle described in subdivision (a) of this paragraph to a licensed dealer from a person other than a manufacturer, distributor, franchisor or dealer.
3. "Inventory financing arrangement" means an agreement under which a dealer grants a security interest to a financial institution under the provisions of title 47, chapter 9.