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§ 15-312. Actions prohibited relating to vehicle sales

West's Annotated Code of MarylandTransportationEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Transportation
Title 15. Vehicle Laws--Licensing of Businesses and Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Dealers (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Transportation, § 15-312
§ 15-312. Actions prohibited relating to vehicle sales
Permitting road test of motor vehicle by individual without license
(a) A dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer may not permit any individual to road test a motor vehicle if he knows that the other individual does not have a license to drive of the appropriate class.
Material misrepresentations in obtaining vehicle sales contract
(b) A dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer may not make any material misrepresentation in obtaining a vehicle sales contract.
Commission of fraud in execution or alteration of contract, power of attorney, or other documents
(c) A dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer may not commit any fraud in the execution of or any material alteration of a contract, power of attorney, or other document incident to a sales transaction.
Preparation or acceptance of promissory note or evidence of indebtedness requiring debtor to pay amount greater than agreed upon
(d) A dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer may not prepare or accept any promissory note or other evidence of indebtedness on a vehicle sales contract knowing that it requires the debtor to pay an amount greater than that agreed on in the written contract for the sale of the vehicle.
Wilful failure to perform vehicle sales contract
(e) A dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer may not willfully fail to perform, without justification, any vehicle sales contract.
Material deviation or disregard of contract without consent of buyer
(f) A dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer may not materially deviate from or disregard, without the consent of the buyer, any of the original terms of the contract.
Wilful failure to comply with terms of warranty or guarantee
(g) A dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer may not willfully fail to comply with the terms of a warranty or guarantee.
Rent of dealer registration plate issued by Administration
(h) A dealer or an agent or employee of a dealer may not rent a dealer registration plate issued by the Administration.
Fines and penalties
(i) A person convicted of a violation of this section is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 2 months or a fine not exceeding $500 or both.

Credits

Added by Acts 1977, c. 14, § 2, eff. July 1, 1977. Amended by Acts 1985, c. 711; Acts 1986, c. 472, § 1; Acts 2017, c. 55, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 66 ½, § 5-401.

Editors' Notes

LEGISLATIVE NOTES
Revisor's Note (Acts 2017 c. 55):
Subsection (i) of this section is new language derived without substantive change from former § 27-101(c)(6) of this article.
HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES
2017 Legislation
Acts 2017, c. 55, § 1, added (i).
MD Code, Transportation, § 15-312, MD TRANS § 15-312
Current through legislation effective July 1, 2019, from the 2019 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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