2013 Maryland Code
§ 15-201 - Definitions

MD Transp Code § 15-201 (2013) What's This?


(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.

(b) “Distributor” means a distributor who is authorized by the manufacturer or the manufacturer’s authorized importer to enter into franchise agreements with dealers of:

(1) New motor vehicles constructed or assembled outside of the United States; or

(2) New two-stage vehicles completed outside of the United States by a second-stage manufacturer.

(c) “Factory branch” means a branch office of a manufacturer from which the manufacturer:

(1) Sells or promotes the sale to dealers in this State of a particular brand or make of new motor vehicles, or new completed two-stage vehicles;

(2) Directs and supervises its representatives in this State; or

(3) Supervises or contacts its dealers or prospective dealers in this State.

(d) “License” means a manufacturer’s, distributor’s, or factory branch’s license issued by the Administration under this subtitle.

(e) “Manufacturer” means:

(1) A manufacturer of new motor vehicles constructed or assembled in the United States;

(2) A second-stage manufacturer of new two-stage vehicles completed in the United States; and

(3) In the case of trucks, a person engaged in the business of manufacturing truck component parts.

(f) “Second-stage manufacturer” has the meaning stated in § 13-113.2 of this article.

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