HB 24

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 151st General Assembly (2021-2022)
  • Introduced in House Apr 22, 2021
  • Passed House Apr 22, 2021
  • Passed Senate Jun 23, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Sep 15, 2021

An Act To Amend Title 21 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Suspension Of Vehicle Dealership Owners Dealership License.

Abstract

This legislation closes several loopholes that dealers have been using to get around suspended or revoked dealership licenses. Currently the Division of Motor Vehicles will suspend or revoke a dealer license, and the dealer will get a family member or friend to apply for a dealership license and employ the suspended dealer at the dealership in a managerial, financial, or sales capacity thereby negating the suspension or revocation. This legislation closes that loophole by preventing a dealer who has had their license suspended, revoked, or renewal refused from being employed at Delaware licensed dealerships for periods of time commensurate with their revocation or suspension. Additionally, to prevent a further loophole wherein the dealer would simply turn in their dealer license upon receiving notice by the Division that their license will be revoked, suspended, or renewal refused, if the licensee chooses not to defend themselves they would be prohibited for the same time periods as if their license had been suspended, revoked, or renewal refused and be unable to do any of the qualifying employment for that period of suspension. This bill also extends the period of time of prohibited employment if the dealer does not turn in division documents and plates in its possession at the time of suspension or revocation. This bill does not seek to bar individuals from employment in other auto industry sectors such as auto repairs so long as they do not work at those dealerships in any of the prohibited positions.

Bill Sponsors (5)

Votes


Jun 23, 2021

Apr 22, 2021

Actions


Sep 15, 2021

Office of the Governor

Signed by Governor

Jun 23, 2021

Senate

Passed By Senate. Votes: 21 YES

May 19, 2021

Senate

Reported Out of Committee (Transportation) in Senate with 3 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Transportation

Apr 22, 2021

Senate

Assigned to Transportation Committee in Senate

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Transportation

House

Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 ABSENT

Apr 16, 2021

House

Suspension of Rules in House

Jan 13, 2021

House

Reported Out of Committee (Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure) in House with 4 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure

Dec 11, 2020

House

Introduced and Assigned to Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
Transportation/Land Use and Infrastructure

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