In this subchapter:

Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 218.50

  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
   (1)   “Buyer identification card” means a card issued by the department authorizing the cardholder to bid on and purchase motor vehicles being held and offered for sale by a motor vehicle salvage pool and containing the full name, business and residence address and a brief description of the cardholder, the buyer identification number assigned to the cardholder by the department, either a facsimile of the cardholder’s signature or a space upon which the cardholder shall write his or her name immediately upon receipt of the card and such other information as the department specifies.
   (1m)   “Buyer identification card period” means the period during which a buyer identification card issued under s. 218.51 is effective, as established by the department under s. 218.51 (3) (b) 1.
   (2)   “Buyer identification number” means the distinguishing sequence of numbers or numbers and letters assigned by the department to a cardholder and appearing on that cardholder’s buyer identification card.
   (3)   “Cardholder” means a person to whom the department has issued a buyer identification card.
   (4)   “Department” means the department of transportation.
   (5)   “Motor vehicle salvage pool” means a person who is engaged primarily in the business of selling or distributing damaged motor vehicles at wholesale, whether or not the motor vehicles are owned by that person.
   (6)   “Qualified applicant” means a motor vehicle dealer, wholesaler salvage dealer licensed under this chapter, a motor vehicle dealer, wholesaler or salvage dealer licensed in another jurisdiction or an employee of a motor vehicle dealer, wholesaler or salvage dealer under this subsection.