S343: Revise Vehicle Sale Laws. Latest Version



AN ACT to revise and clarify certain laws governing THE SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

 

CONDITIONAL DELIVERY CLARIFICATION

SECTION 1.  G.S. 20‑75.1 reads as rewritten:

§ 20‑75.1.  Conditional delivery of motor vehicles.

Notwithstanding G.S. 20‑52.1, 20‑72, and 20‑75, nothing contained in those sections prohibits a dealer from entering into a contract with any purchaser for the sale of a vehicle and delivering the vehicle to the purchaser under terms by which the dealer's obligation to execute the manufacturer's certificate of origin or the certificate of title is conditioned on the purchaser obtaining financing for the purchase of the vehicle. Liability, collision, and comprehensive insurance on a vehicle sold and delivered conditioned on the purchaser obtaining financing for the purchaser of the vehicle shall be covered by the dealer's insurance policy until such financing is finally approved and execution of the manufacturer's certificate of origin or execution of the certificate of title. Upon final approval and execution of the manufacturer's certificate of origin or the certificate of title, and upon the purchaser having liability insurance on another vehicle, the delivered vehicle shall be covered by the purchaser's insurance policy beginning at the time of final financial approval and execution of the manufacturer's certificate of origin or the certificate of title. The For conditionally delivered vehicles, the dealer shall notify the purchaser, the insurance agency servicing the purchaser's insurance policy or the purchaser's insurer of the purchase on the day of, or if the insurance agency or insurer is not open for business, on the next business day following approval of the purchaser's financing and execution of the manufacturer's certificate of origin or the certificate of title. The purchaser shall be solely responsible for obtaining and paying for insurance on the purchased vehicle, and the dealer shall in no instance be liable in the event the purchaser fails to place insurance on the purchased vehicle. This subsection is in addition to any other provisions of law or insurance policies and does not repeal or supersede those provisions.

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law.