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Bill Number: 1463 Ratification Number: 703 Act Number 574 Introducing Body: Senate Subject: Marine dealer defined
(A574, R703, S1463)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50-23-10, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE TITLING OF WATERCRAFT AND OUTBOARD MOTORS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT A PERSON MUST SELL A MINIMUM OF TEN WATERCRAFT OR OUTBOARD MOTORS A YEAR TO QUALIFY AS A MARINE DEALER.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Marine dealer defined
SECTION 1. Section 50-23-10(i) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 190 of 1989, is further amended to read:
"(i) 'Marine dealer' means a person who engages primarily or secondarily in the business of buying, selling, exchanging, or servicing watercraft or outboard motors new or used on outright or conditional sale, bailment, lease, chattel mortgage, or otherwise, and who has an established place of business for the sale, trade, and display of such watercraft or outboard motors, or both. A marine dealer shall have a proper business license for each facility not under the same roof and shall sell a minimum of ten watercraft or outboard motors each calendar year to renew his permit. Exclusions must be for sale at organized marine dealer association boat shows. Each dealer shall make application to the department annually for a dealer's permit with a fee of ten dollars for each facility on forms prescribed by the department. A permit is valid for the calendar year and must be displayed in a prominent place for public view. Renewal applications must be received by December fifteenth each year. Permitted marine dealers are eligible for demonstration numbers. A marine dealer licensed under this section shall consent to public or random inspections of his or its business as provided in Section 50-23-185. A dealer refusing the inspections forfeits his license immediately and permanently."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 11th day of June, 1990.