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218.32(2)(b)1.1. The department shall promulgate rules establishing a license period.
218.32(2)(b)2. 2. The department may promulgate rules establishing a uniform expiration date for all licenses issued under this section.
218.32(2)(c) (c) Except as provided in par. (d), the fee for a license issued under this section equals $50 multiplied by the number of years in the license period. The fee shall be prorated if the license period is not evenly divisible into years.
218.32(2)(d) (d) If the department issues a license under this section during the license period, the fee for the license shall equal $50 multiplied by the number of calendar years, including parts of calendar years, during which the license remains in effect. A fee determined under this paragraph may not exceed the license fee for the entire license period under par. (c).
218.32(3) (3) The department may deny, suspend or revoke a license on the following grounds:
218.32(3)(a) (a) Proof of unfitness.
218.32(3)(b) (b) Material misstatement in application for license.
218.32(3)(c) (c) Filing a materially false or fraudulent income or franchise tax return as certified by the department of revenue.
218.32(3)(d) (d) Willful failure to comply with any provision of this section or any rule promulgated by the department under this section.
218.32(3)(e) (e) Willfully defrauding any buyer to the buyer's damage.
218.32(3)(f) (f) Willful failure to perform any written agreement with any buyer.
218.32(3)(g) (g) Failure or refusal to furnish and keep in force any bond required.
218.32(3)(h) (h) Having made a fraudulent sale, transaction or repossession.
218.32(3)(i) (i) Fraudulent misrepresentation, circumvention or concealment through whatsoever subterfuge or device of any of the material particulars or the nature thereof required hereunder to be stated or furnished to the buyer.
218.32(3)(k) (k) Having indulged in any unconscionable practice relating to said business.
218.32(3)(L) (L) Having charged interest in excess of 15 percent per year.
218.32(3)(n) (n) Having violated any law relating to the sale, distribution or financing of motor vehicles.
218.32(3)(o) (o) Failure to comply with ss. 218.305 to 218.33.
218.32(3m) (3m)
218.32(3m)(a)(a) The department shall deny, restrict, limit or suspend a license if the applicant or licensee is an individual who is delinquent in making court-ordered payments of child or family support, maintenance, birth expenses, medical expenses or other expenses related to the support of a child or former spouse, or who fails to comply, after appropriate notice, with a subpoena or warrant issued by the department of children and families or a county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and related to paternity or child support proceedings, as provided in a memorandum of understanding entered into under s. 49.857.
218.32(3m)(b) (b) The department of transportation shall suspend or revoke a license if the department of revenue certifies under s. 73.0301 that the licensee is liable for delinquent taxes. A licensee whose license is suspended or revoked under this paragraph for delinquent taxes is entitled to a notice under s. 73.0301 (2) (b) 1. b. and a hearing under s. 73.0301 (5) (a) but is not entitled to any other notice or hearing under this section.
218.32(3m)(c) (c) The department of transportation shall suspend or revoke a license if the department of workforce development certifies under s. 108.227 that the licensee is liable for delinquent unemployment insurance contributions. A licensee whose license is suspended or revoked under this paragraph for delinquent unemployment insurance contributions is entitled to a notice under s. 108.227 (2) (b) 1. b. and a hearing under s. 108.227 (5) (a) but is not entitled to any other notice or hearing under this section.
218.32(4) (4)
218.32(4)(a)(a) The licensor may without notice deny the application for a license within 60 days after receipt thereof by written notice to the applicant, stating the grounds for such denial. Within 30 days after such notice, the applicant may petition the division of hearings and appeals to conduct a hearing to review the denial, and a hearing shall be scheduled with reasonable promptness. This paragraph does not apply to denials of applications for licenses under sub. (3m).
218.32(4)(b) (b) No license shall be suspended or revoked except after a hearing thereon. The licensor shall give the licensee at least 5 days' notice of the time and place of such hearing. The order suspending or revoking such license shall not be effective until after 10 days' written notice thereof to the licensee, after such hearing has been had; except that the licensor, when in its opinion the best interest of the public or the trade demands it, may suspend a license upon not less than 24 hours' notice of hearing and with not less than 24 hours' notice of the suspension of the license. Matters involving suspensions and revocations brought before the department shall be heard and decided upon by the division of hearings and appeals. This paragraph does not apply to licenses that are suspended or revoked under sub. (3m).
218.32(4)(c) (c) The licensor may inspect the pertinent books, records, letters and contracts of a licensee. The actual cost of each such examination shall be paid by such licensee so examined within 30 days after demand therefor by the licensor, and the licensor may maintain an action for the recovery of such costs in any court of competent jurisdiction.
218.32 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Trans 138, Wis. adm. code.
218.33 218.33 Motor vehicle auction dealer to be bonded; conduct of auction business.
218.33(1) (1) Each licensee under s. 218.32 shall furnish and maintain a corporate surety bond in the amount of $25,000 in such form as the department approves, conditioned upon the licensee's complying with the laws applicable to the licensee and as indemnity for any loss sustained by any person by reason of acts of the licensee constituting grounds for refusal or revocation of the auction dealer's license. The bond shall run to the state of Wisconsin for the benefit of aggrieved parties, but the aggregate liability of the surety for all such parties shall not exceed the amount of said bond.
218.33(2) (2) The following rules shall govern the conduct of motor vehicle auction sales:
218.33(2)(a) (a) Sales of motor vehicles shall be confined to those offered by licensed motor vehicle dealers and shall be made only to a person who is qualified under s. 218.34 to purchase, or submit a bid for the purchase of, a motor vehicle from a motor vehicle auction.
218.33(2)(b) (b) For each motor vehicle offered for sale by a motor vehicle dealer, the transferring dealer shall provide the motor vehicle auction dealer with clear title or shall furnish title insurance at the time of the sale. For each motor vehicle sold at an auction, the motor vehicle auction dealer shall enter on the certificate of title, or on the form or in the automated format used to reassign the title, any information that the department requires to indicate that ownership of the vehicle was transferred through an auction sale.
218.33(2)(c) (c) Payment for motor vehicles bought and sold shall be made immediately after sale.
218.33(2m) (2m)Section 342.157 applies to motor vehicle auction sales under this section.
218.33(3) (3) Any person violating this section may be fined not less than $25 nor more than $200 or imprisoned not more than 60 days, or both.
218.34 218.34 Purchases from a motor vehicle auction.
218.34(1)(1) No person may purchase or submit a bid for the purchase of a motor vehicle from a motor vehicle auction unless the following conditions are satisfied:
218.34(1)(a) (a) The person holds a valid motor vehicle dealer, motor vehicle wholesaler, or motor vehicle buyer license.
218.34(1)(b) (b) If licensed as a motor vehicle buyer, the person bids on a vehicle for only one motor vehicle dealer at a time, and uses that dealer's funds when purchasing the vehicle.
218.34(1)(c) (c) The person displays his or her valid motor vehicle dealer, motor vehicle wholesaler, or motor vehicle buyer license to the motor vehicle auction and includes his or her license number on each sheet of any bid submitted to a motor vehicle auction for the purchase of a motor vehicle or other document evidencing the purchase of a motor vehicle from a motor vehicle auction.
218.34(2) (2) No motor vehicle auction may accept a bid for the purchase of a motor vehicle or complete the sale transaction unless the person who submits the bid or offers to purchase a motor vehicle from the motor vehicle auction satisfies the requirements of sub. (1) and the motor vehicle auction verifies that the motor vehicle dealer license, motor vehicle wholesaler license, or motor vehicle buyer license number displayed on the person's license and included on each sheet of that person's bid or other document evidencing the purchase of a motor vehicle are identical.
218.34(3) (3) For each motor vehicle sold by a motor vehicle auction, the motor vehicle auction shall enter on the certificate of title, or on the form or in the automated format used to reassign the title, any information that the department requires to indicate that ownership of the vehicle was transferred by a motor vehicle auction.
218.34 History History: 2003 a. 216.
subch. IX of ch. 218 SUBCHAPTER IX
MOPED DEALERS
218.40 218.40 Definitions. In this subchapter:
218.40(1) (1) "Department" means the department of transportation.
218.40(1m) (1m) "License period" means the period during which a license granted under s. 218.41 is effective, as established by the department under s. 218.41 (2m) (a) 1.
218.40(2) (2) "Moped" has the meaning designated in s. 340.01 (29m).
218.40(3) (3) "Moped dealer" means any person, firm or corporation, who is engaged wholly or in part in the business of selling mopeds, except that a person, firm or corporation who is also a motor vehicle dealer under ss. 218.0101 to 218.0163 shall be governed and regulated by the provisions of ss. 218.0101 to 218.0163 and not this section.
218.40 History History: 1977 c. 288; 1981 c. 20; 1989 a. 31; 1999 a. 31.
218.41 218.41 Moped dealers regulated.
218.41(1) (1) No person may engage in the business of selling mopeds in this state without a license therefor as provided in this section.
218.41(2) (2)
218.41(2)(a)(a) Application for license shall be made to the department at such time and in such form, and containing such information, as the department requires.
218.41(2)(am)1.1. In addition to any other information required under this subsection and except as provided in subd. 3., an application for a license under this section shall include the following:
218.41(2)(am)1.a. a. In the case of an individual, the individual's social security number.
218.41(2)(am)1.b. b. In the case of a person that is not an individual, the person's federal employer identification number.
218.41(2)(am)2. 2. The department of transportation may not disclose any information received under subd. 1. a. or b. to any person except to the department of children and families for the sole purpose of administering s. 49.22, the department of revenue for the sole purpose of requesting certifications under s. 73.0301, and the department of workforce development for the sole purpose of requesting certifications under s. 108.227.
218.41(2)(am)3. 3. If an applicant who is an individual does not have a social security number, the applicant, as a condition of applying for or applying to renew a license under this section, shall submit a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation to the department that the applicant does not have a social security number. The form of the statement shall be prescribed by the department of children and families. Any license issued or renewed in reliance upon a false statement submitted by an applicant under this subdivision is invalid.
218.41(2)(b) (b) The application shall be accompanied by the fee required under sub. (2m) (b) or (c).
218.41(2)(c) (c) The department may require in such application, or otherwise, information relating to the applicant's solvency, financial standing or other pertinent matter, commensurate with the safeguarding of the public interest in the locality in which the applicant proposes to engage in business, all of which may be considered by the department in determining the fitness of the applicant to engage in business as set forth in this section.
218.41(2)(d) (d) All licenses shall be granted or refused within 30 days after the department receives the application for the license.
218.41(2)(e) (e) Each license shall specify the location of the office or branch for which it is issued and must be available for inspection there. In case such location is changed, the department shall endorse the change of location on the license without charge if it is within the same municipality. A change of license to another municipality shall require a new license.
218.41(2m) (2m)
218.41(2m)(a)1.1. The department shall promulgate rules establishing a license period.
218.41(2m)(a)2. 2. The department may promulgate rules establishing a uniform expiration date for all licenses granted under this section.
218.41(2m)(b) (b) The department shall establish by rule the amount of the fee for a license granted under this section. The fee may not exceed a total of $50 per year for each year that the license is effective. The fee shall be prorated if the license period is not evenly divisible into years.
218.41(2m)(c) (c) If the department grants a license under this section during the license period, the fee for the license shall equal the annual amount established under par. (b) multiplied by the number of calendar years, including parts of calendar years, during which the license remains in effect. A fee determined under this paragraph may not exceed the total license fee for the entire license period under par. (b).
218.41(3) (3) A license may be denied, suspended or revoked on any of the following grounds:
218.41(3)(a) (a) Proof of unfitness of applicant.
218.41(3)(b) (b) Material misstatement in application for license.
218.41(3)(c) (c) Filing a materially false or fraudulent income or franchise tax return as certified by the department of revenue.
218.41(3)(d) (d) Willful failure to comply with any provision of this section or any rule or regulation promulgated by the department under this section.
218.41(3)(e) (e) Willfully defrauding any retail buyer to the buyer's damage.
218.41(3)(f) (f) Willful failure to perform any written agreement with any retail buyer.
218.41(3m) (3m)
218.41(3m)(a)(a) A license shall be denied, restricted, limited or suspended if the applicant or licensee is an individual who is delinquent in making court-ordered payments of child or family support, maintenance, birth expenses, medical expenses or other expenses related to the support of a child or former spouse, or who fails to comply, after appropriate notice, with a subpoena or warrant issued by the department of children and families or a county child support agency under s. 59.53 (5) and related to paternity or child support proceedings, as provided in a memorandum of understanding entered into under s. 49.857.
218.41(3m)(b)1.1. A license shall be denied if the applicant fails to provide any information required under sub. (2) (am) 1.
218.41(3m)(b)2. 2. A license shall be suspended or revoked if the department of revenue certifies under s. 73.0301 that the licensee is liable for delinquent taxes. A licensee whose license is suspended or revoked under this subdivision for delinquent taxes is entitled to a notice under s. 73.0301 (2) (b) 1. b. and hearing under s. 73.0301 (5) (a) but is not entitled to any other notice or hearing under this section.
218.41(3m)(b)3. 3. A license shall be suspended or revoked if the department of workforce development certifies under s. 108.227 that the licensee is liable for delinquent unemployment insurance contributions. A licensee whose license is suspended or revoked under this subdivision for delinquent unemployment insurance contributions is entitled to a notice under s. 108.227 (2) (b) 1. b. and hearing under s. 108.227 (5) (a) but is not entitled to any other notice or hearing under this section.
218.41(4) (4) The department may without notice deny the application for a license within 30 days after receipt thereof by written notice to the applicant, stating the grounds for such denial. Upon request by the applicant whose license has been so denied, the division of hearings and appeals shall set the time and place of hearing a review of such denial, the same to be heard with reasonable promptness. This subsection does not apply to denials of applications for licenses under sub. (3m).
218.41(5) (5)
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 200 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before April 11, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 11, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-11-14)