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Terms Used In Arizona Laws 28-4531

  • Dealer: means a person who is engaged in the business of buying, selling or exchanging motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers and who has an established place of business and has paid fees pursuant to section 28-4302. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Manufacturer: means any person who either:

    (a) Manufactures or assembles new motor vehicles. See Arizona Laws 28-4301

  • Motor vehicle: means an automobile, motor bus, motorcycle, truck or truck tractor or any other self-propelled vehicle, trailer or semitrailer. See Arizona Laws 28-4301
  • Motor vehicle dealer: means a new motor vehicle dealer, a used motor vehicle dealer, a public consignment auction dealer, a broker or a wholesale motor vehicle auction dealer, excluding a person who comes into possession of a motor vehicle as an incident to the person's regular business and who sells, auctions or exchanges the motor vehicle. See Arizona Laws 28-4301
  • New motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle, other than a used motor vehicle, that is held either for:

    (a) Sale by the franchisee who first acquired the vehicle from the manufacturer or distributor of the vehicle. See Arizona Laws 28-4301

  • New motor vehicle dealer: means a person who buys, sells, exchanges or offers or attempts to negotiate a sale or exchange of an interest in, or who is engaged in the business of selling, new motor vehicles or used motor vehicles taken in trade on new motor vehicles or used vehicles purchased for resale. See Arizona Laws 28-4301
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Service: means any service that is sold, leased or provided to retail consumers and that directly relates to the ownership or leasing of a new or used motor vehicle, including extended service contracts or motor vehicle warranty and nonwarranty repairs or maintenance, including both parts and labor. See Arizona Laws 28-4301
  • State: means a state of the United States and the District of Columbia. See Arizona Laws 28-101
  • Used motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle that has been sold, bargained, exchanged or given away or the title to the motor vehicle has been transferred from the person who first acquired the vehicle from the manufacturer, or importer, dealer or agent of the manufacturer or importer, and that has been placed in bona fide consumer use. See Arizona Laws 28-4301
  • Used motor vehicle dealer: means a person, other than a new motor vehicle dealer, who buys, sells, auctions, exchanges or offers or attempts to negotiate a sale or exchange of an interest in, or who is engaged in the business of selling, seven or more used motor vehicles in a continuous twelve month period. See Arizona Laws 28-4301
  • Wholesale motor vehicle dealer: means a person who sells used motor vehicles only to licensed motor vehicle dealers. See Arizona Laws 28-4301

1. "Cargo" means commercial or industrial items but does not include personal items such as luggage and camping equipment.

2. "Dealer" means a new motor vehicle dealer, a used motor vehicle dealer or a wholesale motor vehicle dealer.

3. "Employee of the dealer" means any of the following:

(a) An employee who is paid compensation and who appears on the records of the dealer as an employee for whom social security, withholding taxes and all other deductions required by law for employees are made and for whom all applicable payroll taxes are paid by the dealer.

(b) An independent contractor who appears on the records of the dealer and who is paid compensation for specific services that are performed for the dealer and that require the operation of dealer owned vehicles.

(c) An immediate family member of the dealer who appears on the records of the dealer and who is paid compensation for specific services that are performed for the dealer and that require the operation of dealer owned vehicles.  For the purposes of this subdivision, "immediate family member" means a spouse or a parent, child, brother or sister whether related by adoption or blood.

4. "Employee of the manufacturer" means an employee who is paid compensation and who appears on the records of the manufacturer as an employee for whom social security, withholding taxes and all other deductions required by law for employees are made and for whom all applicable payroll taxes are paid by the manufacturer.

5. "Full-time employee of the dealer" means a person who qualifies as an employee of the dealer and who works at least twenty-four hours each week for the dealer.

6. "Full-time employee of the manufacturer" means a person who qualifies as an employee of the manufacturer and who works at least twenty-four hours each week for the manufacturer.

7. "Manufacturer" means a person engaged in the business of manufacturing motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers or a person engaged in the manufacture of integrated automotive systems and modules that are being tested at or in conjunction with a facility located in this state.

8. "Manufacturer’s service program" means a program that originates from a manufacturer and is imposed on that manufacturer’s dealers, that provides for the use of new motor vehicles in connection with a new motor vehicle dealer’s service operations and that imposes certain duration and mileage restrictions on the use of those new motor vehicles.

9. "Modules" means groups of component parts that are arranged in close physical proximity to each other within a vehicle and that may be assembled by the supplier and shipped to the manufacturer for installation in a vehicle as a unit.

10. "Systems" means groups of component parts that are located throughout a vehicle and that operate together to provide a specific vehicle function.