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2021 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 56 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 15 - Regulation Of Manufacturers, Distributors And Dealers
ARTICLE 1 General Provisions
- Section 56-15-10. Definitions.
- Section 56-15-20. Persons subject to chapter and jurisdiction of courts; service of process.
- Section 56-15-30. Unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices declared unlawful.
- Section 56-15-35. Consumer data.
- Section 56-15-40. Specific acts deemed unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices; Office of Administrator; appointment of personnel; enforcement; financial services company.
- Section 56-15-45. Ownership, operation or control of competing dealerships by manufacturer or franchisor; unfair competition against franchisee; preferential treatment defined; sales or leases to federal government or employees; sales of leased vehicles; manufacturer's e-commerce websites.
- Section 56-15-46. Notice of intent to establish or relocate competing dealership; injunction.
- Section 56-15-47. Designation of successor to the dealership in the event of death or incapacity of motor vehicle dealer; requirements; burden of proof.
- Section 56-15-50. Manufacturers shall specify delivery and preparation obligations of dealers; filing of copy of obligations and schedule of compensation; indemnification.
- Section 56-15-60. Fulfillment of warranty agreements; dealers' claims for compensation.
- Section 56-15-65. Requiring change of location or alteration of dealership.
- Section 56-15-70. Certain unreasonable restrictions on dealers or franchisees unlawful.
- Section 56-15-75. Requiring dealer to refrain from acquiring another line of new motor vehicles.
- Section 56-15-80. Agreements to which chapter applies.
- Section 56-15-85. Electronic sale of vehicles.
- Section 56-15-90. Failure to renew, termination or restriction of transfer of franchise; determining reasonable compensation for value of dealership franchise.
- Section 56-15-95. Termination or cancellation of franchise or selling agreement; determination of due cause.
- Section 56-15-96. Measurement of dealership performance; burden of proof.
- Section 56-15-98. Alteration of area of responsibility; notice; appeal and injunction; time for performance.
- Section 56-15-100. Discounts, refunds, and other inducements to dealers.
- Section 56-15-110. Suits for damages.
- Section 56-15-120. Limitation of actions.
- Section 56-15-130. Contracts in violation of chapter void.
- Section 56-15-140. Venue.
- Section 56-15-310. License required; term of license; fee; scope of license; penalty for violation.
- Section 56-15-315. Off-site displays of automobiles or trucks.
- Section 56-15-320. Application for license; bond; duties upon change of circumstances and termination of business.
- Section 56-15-330. Facilities required for issuance of dealer's license.
- Section 56-15-340. Records.
- Section 56-15-350. Denial, suspension, or revocation of license; grounds; procedure.
- Section 56-15-410. Required pre-licensing education courses.
- Section 56-15-420. Promulgation of regulations.
- Section 56-15-430. Applicability to franchised automobile dealers or nonfranchised dealers owned and operated by franchised dealers.
- Section 56-15-440. Applicability to dealers engaged primarily in motor vehicle salvage.
- Section 56-15-450. Applicability to dealers primarily engaged in rental of motor vehicles.
- Section 56-15-510. Definitions.
- Section 56-15-520. Transfer of title at wholesale motor vehicle auction; content of reassignment of title or bill of sale.
- Section 56-15-530. Buying or selling motor vehicles in name of wholesale motor vehicle auction.
- Section 56-15-540. Dealers and persons required by agency or law may purchase or sell at wholesale motor vehicle auction.
- Section 56-15-550. Sales through auction of motor vehicles acquired incident to regular business.
- Section 56-15-560. Application for license for wholesale motor vehicle auction; fee.
- Section 56-15-570. Surety bond required.
- Section 56-15-580. Change of information on application must be reported.
- Section 56-15-590. Establishment and retention of records.
- Section 56-15-600. Wholesale motor vehicle auction license plates.
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