Curt Roggow, Commission Legislative Liaison, advised that SB 1445, the bill to transfer
licensing authority from the UMV&PC to the Motor Vehicle Commission, had failed in
the Seante Appropriations Committee.
The Odometer Fraud bill, SB 1175, passed out of the Senate with only two “no” votes.
SB 1459 gives non-profit organizations some of the benefits of being a used car dealer
without requiring licensing.
Commissioners suggested that oral instructions issued to dealers should be documented
through a written, follow-up letter.
Staff completed 22 inspections and handled 22 complaints. 25 dealers attended the
on-site education program in February.
Rule Violations Hit the Bottom Line - Oklahoma used motor vehicle dealers are finding
that failure to comply with state and federal regulations can have a negative impact
on store profits.
Out-Of-State Reassignment - Licensed Oklahoma motor vehicle dealers are allowed
to reassign other states’ certificates of title, including tribal titles.
Open Safety Recalls - Independent dealers have three primary choices when faced
with selling a vehicle subject to an open safety recall. Points to consider when
establishing dealership policy are here.
Title Assignment Date - The Motor Vehicle Division of the Oklahoma Tax Commission
issued a reminder that the certificate of title assignment date is the date of ownership
transfer, not the date the title is completed or entered into the OTC system. Here
is more info on Completion of the Certificate of Title.