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Part I Changes in Statutory Provisions 32:1700

Terms Used In Louisiana Revised Statutes > Title 32 > Chapter 15

  • All-terrain vehicle: shall mean any vehicle manufactured for off-road use and issued a manufacturer's statement or certificate of origin, as required by the commission, that cannot be issued a registration certificate and license to operate on the public roads of this state because, at the time of manufacture, the vehicle does not meet the safety requirements prescribed by R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • area of responsibility: shall mean the licensee's area of principal sales and service responsibility as specified by the franchise in effect with any licensee of the commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Boat: means a component of a marine product that is not equipped with an outboard or inboard/outboard motor attached thereto. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Boat package: means a boat that is equipped from its manufacturer or distributor with an inboard, outboard, or inboard/outboard motor or engine attached thereto, installed thereon, or shipped or invoiced together as a package. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Commission: shall mean the El Camino East-West Corridor Commission (U. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 48:1751
  • Commission: means the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission created by this Chapter or its designee. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Commission: means the State Bond Commission of the state. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1410.42
  • Commission: shall mean the Bi-State Corridor Commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 48:1701
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Dealer: means any person licensed to sell a motor vehicle, specialty vehicle, or recreational product subject to regulation by this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Dealer-operator: shall mean the natural person designated in the franchise as the operator of a motor vehicle dealership. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Department: shall mean the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 48:1751
  • Designated successor: means the spouse, child, grandchild, parent, brother, or sister, of a dealer who, in the case of a deceased dealer, is entitled to inherit the dealer's ownership interest in the dealership under the terms of the dealer's will; the spouse, or other person who has otherwise been designated in writing by a deceased dealer to succeed him in the motor vehicle dealership, such designation having been furnished to the manufacturer; or the spouse, or other person who, under the laws of intestate succession of this state is entitled to inherit the interest; or who, in the case of an incapacitated dealer, has been appointed by a court in a proceeding interdicting the dealer as the legal representative of the dealer's property. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Distributor branch: means a branch office maintained by a person, resident or nonresident, who in whole or in part sells or distributes motor vehicles or recreational products to motor vehicle or recreational products dealers, or for directing or supervising, in whole or in part, its representatives. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Factory branch: means a branch office maintained by a person who fabricates, manufactures, or assembles motor vehicles or recreational products, for the sale of motor vehicles or recreational products to distributors, or for the sale of motor vehicles or recreational products to motor vehicle or recreational products dealers, or for directing or supervising, in whole or in part, its representatives. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Franchise: means any written contract or selling agreement between a motor vehicle or recreational products dealer, a motor vehicle lessor, or a specialty vehicle dealer and a manufacturer, motor vehicle lessor franchisor, or converter of a new motor vehicle or specialty vehicle or its distributor or factory branch by which the motor vehicle or recreational products dealer, motor vehicle lessor, or specialty vehicle dealer is authorized to engage in the business of selling or leasing the specific makes, models, or classifications of new motor vehicles, recreational products, or specialty vehicles marketed or leased by the manufacturer, motor vehicle lessor franchisor, or converter and designated in the franchise agreement or any addendum thereto. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Fund: means the state general fund. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1410.42
  • Highway: shall mean a route, which shall run from Many, Louisiana, in Sabine Parish through Lockesbury, Arkansas, to the Oklahoma state line, as presently located and any improvement or extension thereof within the boundaries of the commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 48:1701
  • Highway: shall mean U. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 48:1751
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Lease facilitator: means a person, other than a motor vehicle or recreational products dealer or a bona fide employee of a motor vehicle or recreational products dealer, or a motor vehicle lessor or a bona fide employee of a motor vehicle lessor, who engages in one or both of the following activities:

                (a) Holds himself out to any person as a "motor vehicle leasing company" or "motor vehicle leasing agent" or uses a similar title, for the purpose of soliciting or procuring a person to enter into a contract or agreement to become the lessee of a motor vehicle or recreational product that is not, and will not be, titled in the name of and registered to the lease facilitator. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252

  • Licensee: means any person who is required to be licensed by the commission pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Major repairs: means those repairs payable with funds appropriated in the general appropriations act, except those funds transferred from the operating budget of one governmental body to supplement and complete a project under contract by the division of administration facility planning and control section. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Manufacturer: means any person, resident or nonresident, who fabricates, manufactures, or assembles motor vehicles, recreational products, or new, remanufactured, reconditioned, or rebuilt motor vehicle or marine motors. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Marine dealer: means any person who holds a bona fide contract or franchise with a manufacturer or distributor of marine products, except for a person engaged in the business of renting or selling new or used watercraft or boats adapted to be powered only by an occupant's energy, and who holds a license as a recreational products dealer pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • marine engine: means a motor that is a component of a marine product that is sold separately from a boat when delivered to the marine dealer by the distributor or manufacturer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Marine product: means a new or used watercraft, boat, marine motor, and a boat or watercraft trailer. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Marine product salesman: means any natural person employed by a licensee of the commission whose duties include the selling, leasing, or offering for sale or lease, financing or insuring marine products on behalf of the licensee and who holds a motor vehicle salesman license under the provisions of this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Motor vehicle: means any motor driven car, van, or truck required to be registered which is used, or is designed to be used, for the transporting of passengers or goods for public, private, commercial, or for hire purposes. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Motor vehicle dealer: means any person, not excluded by Subparagraph (b) of this Paragraph who holds a bona fide franchise in effect with a manufacturer or distributor of new motor vehicles, and a license under the provisions of this Chapter or a subsidiary of any such entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Motor vehicle lessor: shall mean any person, not excluded by Subparagraph (b) of this Paragraph, engaged in the motor vehicle, recreational products, or specialty vehicle leasing or rental business. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Motor vehicle lessor franchisor: means any person who grants a franchise to any person granting the right to lease or rent a motor vehicle, recreational product, or specialty vehicle under its trade name, trademark, or service mark or to sell used motor vehicles, recreational products, or specialty vehicles formerly a part of its rental fleet. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Motorcycle: means a motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground but excluding a tractor and electric-powered scooters not required to be registered. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • New marine product: means a marine product, the legal title to which has never been transferred by a manufacturer, distributor, or dealer to an ultimate purchaser. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Person: shall mean any natural or juridical person, firm, association, corporation, trust, partnership, limited liability partnership, professional liability corporation, or limited liability company or any other legal entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Person: as used in this Chapter means an individual or corporation, partnership, trust, association, joint venture pool, syndicate, sole proprietorship, unincorporated organization, or any other form of entity not specifically listed herein. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 9:3516
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Project: shall mean the construction, expansion, improvement, or extension of a route which shall run from Many, Louisiana, in Sabine Parish through Lockesbury, Arkansas, to the Oklahoma state line, including the four-lane improvements or any portion thereof within the boundaries of the district; the construction of bridges, overpasses, causeways, underpasses, traffic circles, interchanges, and landscaping relating thereto; and the long-term economic/industrial development and tourism development of the corridor area. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 48:1701
  • Project: shall mean the construction, expansion, improvements, or extension of the highway as that term is defined in this Section, including the four-lane improvements for any portion thereof within the boundaries of the commission and the construction of bridges, overpasses, causeways, underpasses, traffic circles, interchanges, landscaping and wildflower establishment, and historical marker establishment related thereto, and any other construction which may be necessary in order to completely modernize, renovate, and update the aforementioned highways, along with economic development and improvement of the geographic areas served thereby. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 48:1751
  • Recreational products: means new and unused motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, marine products, recreational vehicles, and trailers as defined in this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Recreational products dealer: means any person who, for a commission or with intent to make a profit or gain of money or other thing of value, buys, sells, brokers, exchanges, auctions, offers, or attempts to negotiate a sale or exchange of an interest in recreational products and who is engaged wholly or in part in the business of buying and selling recreational products in the state of Louisiana. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • recreational vehicle: includes new and used motor homes, new and used travel trailers, new and used fifth-wheel travel trailers, new and used folding camper trailers, and slide-in truck campers. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Selling agreement: means any written contract or agreement between a marine dealer and a manufacturer, or its distributor or factory branch, by which the marine dealer is authorized to engage in the business of selling or leasing the specific makes, models, or classifications of marine products marketed or leased by the manufacturer, and designated in the selling agreement or any addendum thereto. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Services: means the furnishing of labor, time, or effort by a contractor whose primary purpose is to perform an identifiable task rather than to furnish an end item of supply. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Specialty vehicle: means a motor vehicle manufactured by a second stage manufacturer by purchasing motor vehicle components, including frames and drive trains, and completing the manufacture of finished motor vehicles for the purpose of resale, with the primary manufacturer warranty unimpaired, to a limited commercial market rather than the consuming public. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Specialty vehicle dealer: means any person who holds a bona fide franchise in effect with a converter or second stage manufacturer of specialty vehicles and a license under the provisions of this Chapter or a subsidiary of any such entity. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Subsidiary: shall mean any person engaged in the selling or leasing of motor vehicles, recreational products, or specialty vehicles, in which a majority of the ownership interests of such entity is owned by a holder of a license issued by the commission. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Supplies: means all property, including but not limited to equipment, materials, insurance, and leases on immovable property excluding land or a permanent interest in land. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 39:1556
  • Trailer: means every single vehicle without motive power designed for carrying property or passengers wholly on its own structure, drawn by a motor vehicle which carries no part of the weight and load of the trailer on its own wheels and having one or more load carrying axles including but not limited to utility trailers, boat trailers, recreational trailers, semitrailers, livestock trailers, tow dollies and dump trailers, and excluding towable equipment as defined in this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Ultimate purchaser: means , with respect to any new motor vehicle, recreational product, or specialty vehicle, the first person, other than a dealer purchasing in his capacity as a dealer, who in good faith purchases such new motor vehicles, recreational products, or specialty vehicles for purposes other than resale. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Used marine product: means a marine product, the legal title of which has been transferred by a manufacturer, distributor, or dealer to an ultimate purchaser. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Used motor vehicle: means a motor vehicle, recreational product, or specialty vehicle, the legal title of which has been transferred by a manufacturer, distributor, or dealer to an ultimate purchaser. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Vehicle: means any motor vehicle, specialty vehicle, or recreational product subject to regulation by this Chapter. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • Watercraft: means any contrivance used or designated for navigation on water, including but not limited to a personal watercraft as defined in R. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252
  • wholesaler: means any person, resident or nonresident, who in whole or in part sells or distributes vehicles or new, remanufactured, reconditioned, or rebuilt motor vehicle motors to dealers, or who maintains distributor representatives. See Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:1252