NO. 35. AN ACT RELATING TO IN-TRANSIT MOTOR VEHICLE PLATES.

(H.324)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. 23 V.S.A. 463 is amended to read:

463. SALE OF VEHICLE TO GO OUT OF STATE

A registered motor vehicle dealer is authorized to issue an in-transit registration permit for the purpose of movement over the highways of certain motor vehicles otherwise required to be registered when these vehicles are sold in this state to be transported to and registered in another state or province. The commissioner of motor vehicles shall, upon request, provide registered motor vehicle dealers with such numbers of applications and special in-transit number plates for vehicles sold in this state to be transported to and registered in another state or province as shall be necessary. The commissioner is authorized to charge a fee of $3.00 for the processing of the plate application and the issuance of the plate. The dealer, upon the sale of a motor vehicle to be transported to and registered in another state or province shall cause the application to be filled out and transmitted to the commissioner and shall attach to the vehicle the in-transit number plate corresponding to the application. No registered motor vehicle dealer shall sell, exchange, give, or transfer any application or in-transit plate to any person other than the person to whom the dealer sells or exchanges a motor vehicle to be registered in another state or province. The application shall be in a form prescribed and furnished by the commissioner. The special in-transit number plate to be attached to the vehicle will be issued in the form and design as prescribed by the commissioner and shall be valid for a period of ten 30 days from the date of issue.

Sec. 2. 23 V.S.A. 516 is amended to read:

516. SALE OF VEHICLE TO GO OUT OF STATE BY A PERSON

OTHER THAN DEALER

The commissioner of motor vehicles is authorized to issue an in-transit registration permit for the purpose of movement over the highways of certain motor vehicles otherwise required to be registered when the vehicles are sold in this state by a person, other than a registered motor vehicle dealer, to be transported to and registered in another state or province. The registration may be obtained by submitting an application on a form prescribed and furnished by the commissioner of motor vehicles. The commissioner is authorized to charge a fee of two three dollars for the processing of the application and the issuance of the plate. The in-transit registration plate pursuant to this section shall be valid for a period of ten 30 days from issuance and shall be in the form and design prescribed by the commissioner of motor vehicles. Issuance of an in-transit plate for vehicles sold by a registered motor vehicle dealer to a person to be transported to and registered in another state or province shall be governed by the provisions of section 463 of this title.

Approved: May 26, 2003