2020 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 3 - Safety Responsibility; Financial Security; Equipment; Inspection; Size and Weight; and Other Provisions
Article 12-A - Motor Vehicle Repair Shop Registration Act
398-B - Definitions.

§ 398-b. Definitions.  1.  For  the purposes of this article, the term
"motor vehicle" shall mean motor vehicles  as  defined  by  section  one
hundred  twenty-five  and  trailers  as  defined  by section one hundred
fifty-six of this chapter.
  2. As used in this article the term "motor vehicle repair shop"  means
any  person who, for compensation, is wholly or partially engaged in the
business of  repairing  or  diagnosing  motor  vehicle  malfunctions  or
repairing  motor  vehicle bodies, fenders or other components damaged by
accident or otherwise, except that such term does not include:

(a) an employee of a motor vehicle repair shop who engages in the business of repairing motor vehicles solely by reason of his employment;

(b) any person who is solely engaged in the business of repairing the motor vehicles of a single commercial or industrial establishment, or of the federal, state or a local government or any agency thereof; or

(c) any person whose activities consist solely of fueling, changing oil, water, batteries or tires, replacing fan belts, air filters or oil filters, installing windshield wiper blades or light bulbs, or such other minor repair and servicing functions as the commissioner shall by rule prescribe; or

(d) any person solely engaged in the business of repairing farm or road building machines, or such other utility vehicles as the commissioner may by regulation designate. The term "motor vehicle repair shop" shall also include any shop, drive-in station, or garage operated by any person, firm, corporation or association at which motor vehicles are inspected for the purposes of appraising, evaluating or estimating the extent or value of motor vehicle damage or the necessity or cost of motor vehicle repairs.

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