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California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 516


Introduced by Assembly Member Mullin

(Coauthor: Assembly Member Chiu)

(Coauthor: Senator Hill)

February 23, 2015


An act tobegin insert amend Section 1685 of, and toend insert amend, repeal, and add Sections 4456, 4456.5, 4462, 4463, 4763, 4773, 5201, 5202, 5901, 6100, 11714, and 38080 of, and to add Section 4456.2 to, the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 516, as amended, Mullin. Vehicles: temporary license plates.

Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), upon registering a vehicle, to issue to the owner 2 license plates, as specified. Existing law also requires vehicle dealers and lessor-retailers to attach a numbered report-of-sale form issued by the DMV to a vehicle at the time of sale, and to submit to the DMV an application for registration of the vehicle, and the applicable fees, within a specified period after the date of sale. Existing law authorizes a dealer, as specified, to assess a specified document processing charge on the purchaser or lessee of a vehicle for the preparation and processing of documents, disclosures, and titling, registration, and information security obligations imposed by state and federal law. Existing law generally makes a violation of the Vehicle Code an infraction, but makes counterfeiting a license plate a felony.

Existing law requires the driver of a motor vehicle to present evidence of registration of a vehicle under the driver’s immediate control upon demand by a peace officer. Existing law prohibits displaying or presenting to a peace officer specified indicia of vehicle registration that are not issued for that vehicle. Existing law authorizes the DMV to assess administrative fees on a processing agency for providing notices of delinquent parking violations or toll evasion violations to the offenders in connection with the collection of penalties for those violations, and authorizes the use of those administrative fees to support those collection procedures. Existing law requires license plates to be securely fastened to the vehicle for which they were issued for the period of validity of the license plates, and authorizes the use of a special permit in lieu of license plates for that purpose.

This bill would require the DMV to develop an operational system, no later than January 1, 2018, that allows a dealer or lessor-retailer to electronically report the sale of a vehicle and provide a temporary licensebegin delete plateend deletebegin insert plate,end insert as specified. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2017, authorize the department to assess specified administrative fees on processing agencies to support the administration of this system. The bill would also, commencing January 1, 2018, increase the document processing charge, as specified, that a dealer may impose on the purchaser or lessee of abegin delete vehicleend deletebegin insert vehicle, and would authorize the imposition of a specified electronic filing charge for reporting vehicle sales and producing temporary license plates. The bill would authorize the DMV to establish contracts with qualified industry partners to provide these vehicle sale reporting and temporary license plate servicesend insert.

The bill would, commencing January 1, 2018, prohibit a person from displaying on a vehicle or presenting to a peace officer, a temporary license plate that was not issued for that vehicle, as specified. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2018, make counterfeiting a temporary license plate a felony. The bill would, commencing January 1, 2018, require temporary license plates to be securely fastened to the vehicle for which they are issued, as specified, and would require a person upon receipt of permanent license plates to replace and destroy the temporary license plates. The bill would make additional conforming changes. By creating new crimes and expanding the scope of existing crimes,begin delete thisend deletebegin insert theend insert bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

P3    1begin insert

begin insertSECTION 1.end insert  

end insert

begin insertSection 1685 of the end insertbegin insertVehicle Codeend insertbegin insert is amended to
2read:end insert

3

1685.  

(a) In order to continue improving the quality of products
4and services it provides to its customers, the department, in
5conformance with Article 4 (commencing with Section 19130) of
6Chapter 5 of Part 2 of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government
7Code, may establish contracts for electronic programs that allow
8qualified private industry partners to join the department in
9providing services that include processing and payment programs
10for vehicle registration and titlingbegin delete transactionsend deletebegin insert transactions, and
11services related to reporting vehicle sales and producing temporary
12license plates pursuant to Sections 4456 and 4456.2end insert
.

13(b) (1) The department may enter into contractual agreements
14with qualified private industry partners. There are the following
15three types of private industry partnerships authorized under this
16section:

17(A) First-line business partner is an industry partner that receives
18data directly from the department and uses it to complete
19registration and titling activities for that partner’s own business
20purposes.

21(B) First-line service provider is an industry partner that receives
22information from the department and then transmits it to another
23authorized industry partner.

24(C) Second-line business partner is a partner that receives
25information from a first-line service provider.

26(2) The private industry partner contractual agreements shall
27include the following minimum requirements:

P4    1(A) Filing of an application and payment of an application fee,
2as established by the department.

3(B) Submission of information, including, but not limited to,
4fingerprints and personal history statements, focusing on and
5concerning the applicant’s character, honesty, integrity, and
6reputation as the department may consider necessary.

7(C) Posting a bond in an amount consistent with Section 1815.

8(3) The department shall, through regulations, establish any
9additional requirements for the purpose of safeguarding privacy
10and protecting the information authorized for release under this
11section.

12(c) The director may establish, through the adoption of
13regulations, the maximum amount that a qualified private industry
14partner may charge its customers in providing the services
15authorized under subdivision (a).

16(d) The department shall charge a three-dollar ($3) transaction
17fee for the information and services provided under subdivision
18(a). The private industry partner may pass the transaction fee to
19the customer, but the total charge to a customer may not exceed
20the amount established by the director under subdivision (c).

21(e) All fees collected by the department pursuant to subdivision
22(d) shall be deposited in the Motor Vehicle Account. On January
231 of each year, the department shall adjust the fee in accordance
24with the California Consumer Price Index. The amount of the fee
25shall be rounded to the nearest whole dollar, with amounts equal
26to, or greater than, fifty cents ($0.50) rounded to the next highest
27whole dollar.

28(f) The department shall adopt regulations and procedures that
29ensure adequate oversight and monitoring of qualified private
30industry partners to protect vehicle owners from the improper use
31of vehicle records. These regulations and procedures shall include
32provisions for qualified private industry partners to periodically
33submit records to the department, and the department shall review
34those records as necessary. The regulations shall also include
35provisions for the dedication of department resources to program
36monitoring and oversight; the protection of confidential records
37in the department’s files and databases; and the duration and nature
38of the contracts with qualified private industry partners.

39(g) The department shall, annually, by October 1, provide a
40report to the Legislature that shall include all of the following
P5    1information gathered during the fiscal year immediately preceding
2the report date:

3(1) Listing of all qualified private industry partners, including
4names and business addresses.

5(2) Volume of transactions, by type, completed by business
6partners.

7(3) Total amount of funds, by transaction type, collected by
8business partners.

9(4) Total amount of funds received by the department.

10(5) Description of any fraudulent activities identified by the
11department.

12(6) Evaluation of the benefits of the program.

13(7) Recommendations for any administrative or statutory
14changes that may be needed to improve the program.

15(h) Nothing in this section impairs or limits the authority
16provided in Section 4610 or Section 12155 of the Insurance Code.

17

begin deleteSECTION 1.end delete
18begin insertSEC. 2.end insert  

Section 4456 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

19

4456.  

(a) When selling a vehicle, dealers and lessor-retailers
20shall use numbered report-of-sale forms issued by the department.
21The forms shall be used in accordance with the following terms
22and conditions:

23(1) The dealer or lessor-retailer shall attach for display a copy
24of the report of sale on the vehicle before the vehicle is delivered
25to the purchaser.

26(2) The dealer or lessor-retailer shall submit to the department
27an application accompanied by all fees and penalties due for
28registration or transfer of registration of the vehicle within 30 days
29from the date of sale, as provided in subdivision (c) of Section
309553, if the vehicle is a used vehicle, and 20 days if the vehicle is
31a new vehicle. Penalties due for noncompliance with this paragraph
32shall be paid by the dealer or lessor-retailer. The dealer or
33lessor-retailer shall not charge the purchaser for the penalties.

34(3) As part of an application to transfer registration of a used
35vehicle, the dealer or lessor-retailer shall include all of the
36following information on the certificate of title, application for a
37duplicate certificate of title, or form prescribed by the department:

38(A) Date of sale and report-of-sale number.

39(B) Purchaser’s name and address.

P6    1(C) Dealer’s name, address, number, and signature or signature
2of authorized agent.

3(D) Salesperson number.

4(4) If the department returns an application and the application
5was first received by the department within 30 days of the date of
6sale of the vehicle if the vehicle is a used vehicle, and 20 days if
7the vehicle is a new vehicle, the dealer or lessor-retailer shall
8submit a corrected application to the department within 50 days
9from the date of sale of the vehicle if the vehicle is a used vehicle,
10and 40 days if the vehicle is a new vehicle, or within 30 days from
11the date that the application is first returned by the department if
12the vehicle is a used vehicle, and 20 days if the vehicle is a new
13vehicle, whichever is later.

14(5) If the department returns an application and the application
15was first received by the department more than 30 days from the
16date of sale of the vehicle if the vehicle is a used vehicle, and 20
17days if the vehicle is a new vehicle, the dealer or lessor-retailer
18shall submit a corrected application to the department within 50
19days from the date of sale of the vehicle if the vehicle is a used
20vehicle, and 40 days if the vehicle is a new vehicle.

21(6) An application first received by the department more than
2250 days from the date of sale of the vehicle if the vehicle is a used
23vehicle, and 40 days if the vehicle is a new vehicle, is subject to
24the penalties specified in subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 4456.1.

25(7) The dealer or lessor-retailer shall report the sale pursuant to
26Section 5901.

27(b) (1) A transfer that takes place through a dealer conducting
28a wholesale vehicle auction shall be reported to the department by
29that dealer on a single form approved by the department. The
30completed form shall contain, at a minimum, all of the following
31information:

32(A) The name and address of the seller.

33(B) The seller’s dealer number, if applicable.

34(C) The date of delivery to the dealer conducting the auction.

35(D) The actual mileage of the vehicle as indicated by the
36vehicle’s odometer at the time of delivery to the dealer conducting
37the auction.

38(E) The name, address, and occupational license number of the
39dealer conducting the auction.

P7    1(F) The name, address, and occupational license number of the
2buyer.

3(G) The signature of the dealer conducting the auction.

4(2) Submission of the completed form specified in paragraph
5(1) to the department shall fully satisfy the requirements of
6subdivision (a) and subdivision (a) of Section 5901 with respect
7to the dealer selling at auction and the dealer conducting the
8auction.

9(3) The single form required by this subdivision does not relieve
10a dealer of any obligation or responsibility that is required by any
11other law.

12(c) A vehicle displaying a copy of the report of sale may be
13operated without license plates or registration card until either of
14the following, whichever occurs first:

15(1) The license plates and registration card are received by the
16 purchaser.

17(2) A 90-day period, commencing with the date of sale of the
18vehicle, has expired.

19(d) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2012.

20(e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018,
21and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
22is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.

23

begin deleteSEC. 2.end delete
24begin insertSEC. 3.end insert  

Section 4456 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

25

4456.  

(a) When selling a vehicle, dealers and lessor-retailers
26shall report the sale using the reporting system described in Section
274456.2. After providing information to the reporting system, the
28dealer or lessor-retailer shall do all of the following:

29(1) The dealer or lessor-retailer shall attach for display a copy
30of the report-of-sale form provided by the reporting system on the
31vehicle before the vehicle is delivered to the purchaser.

32(2) The dealer or lessor-retailer shall submit to the department
33an application accompanied by all fees and penalties due for
34registration or transfer of registration of the vehicle within 30 days
35from the date of sale, as provided in subdivision (c) of Section
369553, if the vehicle is a used vehicle, and within 20 days if the
37vehicle is a new vehicle. Penalties due for noncompliance with
38this paragraph shall be paid by the dealer or lessor-retailer. The
39dealer or lessor-retailer shall not charge the purchaser for the
40penalties.

P8    1(3) As part of an application to transfer registration of a used
2vehicle, the dealer or lessor-retailer shall include all of the
3following information on the certificate of title, application for a
4duplicate certificate of title, or form prescribed by the department:

5(A) Date of sale and report-of-sale number.

6(B) Purchaser’s name and address.

7(C) Dealer’s name, address, number, and signature, or signature
8of authorized agent.

9(D) Salesperson number.

10(4) If the department returns an application and the application
11was first received by the department within 30 days of the date of
12sale of the vehicle if the vehicle is a used vehicle, and within 20
13days if the vehicle is a new vehicle, the dealer or lessor-retailer
14shall submit a corrected application to the department within 50
15days from the date of sale of the vehicle if the vehicle is a used
16vehicle, and within 40 days if the vehicle is a new vehicle, or within
1730 days from the date that the application was first returned by the
18department if the vehicle is a used vehicle, and within 20 days if
19the vehicle is a new vehicle, whichever is later.

20(5) If the department returns an application and the application
21was first received by the department more than 30 days from the
22date of sale of the vehicle if the vehicle is a used vehicle, and more
23than 20 days if the vehicle is a new vehicle, the dealer or
24lessor-retailer shall submit a corrected application to the department
25within 50 days from the date of sale of the vehicle if the vehicle
26is a used vehicle, and within 40 days if the vehicle is a new vehicle.

27(6) An application first received by the department more than
2850 days from the date of sale of the vehicle if the vehicle is a used
29vehicle, and more than 40 days if the vehicle is a new vehicle, is
30subject to the penalties specified in subdivisions (a) and (b) of
31Section 4456.1.

32(7) The dealer or lessor-retailer shall report the sale pursuant to
33Section 5901.

34(8) If the vehicle does not display license plates previously
35issued by the department, the dealer or lessor-retailer shall attach
36the temporary license plates issued by the reporting system.

37(b) (1) A transfer that takes place through a dealer conducting
38a wholesale vehicle auction shall be reported to the department
39electronically in a manner approved by the department. The report
40shall contain, at a minimum, all of the following information:

P9    1(A) The name and address of the seller.

2(B) The seller’s dealer number, if applicable.

3(C) The date of delivery to the dealer conducting the auction.

4(D) The actual mileage of the vehicle as indicated by the
5vehicle’s odometer at the time of delivery to the dealer conducting
6the auction.

7(E) The name, address, and occupational license number of the
8dealer conducting the auction.

9(F) The name, address, and occupational license number of the
10buyer.

11(G) The signature of the dealer conducting the auction.

12(2) Submission of the electronic report specified in paragraph
13(1) to the department shall fully satisfy the requirements of
14subdivision (a) and subdivision (a) of Section 5901 with respect
15to the dealer selling at auction and the dealer conducting the
16auction.

17(3) The electronic report required by this subdivision does not
18relieve a dealer of any obligation or responsibility that is required
19by any other law.

20(c) A vehicle displaying a report-of-sale form or temporary
21license plate issued pursuant to paragraph (8) of subdivision (a)
22may be operated without license plates until either of the following,
23whichever occurs first:

24(1) The license plates and registration card are received by the
25purchaser.

26(2) A 90-day period, commencing with the date of sale of the
27vehicle, has expired.

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28(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (c), a vehicle may continue to
29display a report-of-sale form or temporary license plates after 90
30days if the owner has not yet received the permanent license plates
31and provides proof that he or she has submitted an application to
32the department pursuant to Section 4457.

end insert
begin delete

33(d)

end delete

34begin insert(e)end insert This section shall become operative January 1, 2018.

35

begin deleteSEC. 3.end delete
36begin insertSEC. 4.end insert  

Section 4456.2 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

37

4456.2.  

(a) The department shall develop a system for dealers
38and lessor-retailers to electronically report the sale of a vehicle
39before the vehicle is delivered to the purchaser. At minimum, the
40system shall conformbegin delete withend deletebegin insert toend insert the following conditions:

P10   1(1) The system shall provide a licensed dealer with the forms
2for use as prescribed in subdivision (a) of Section 4456.

3(2) For a vehicle that does not already display license plates,
4the system shall also produce a temporary license plate to be used
5and displayed in lieu of license plates, pursuant to subdivision (c)
6of Section 4456. The temporary license plate shall display the
7report-of-sale number, expiration date, and any other information
8 deemed necessary by the department.

9(3) The dealer reporting system shall assign each transaction a
10unique report-of-sale number that will be displayed on the
11report-of-sale forms and any temporary license plate.

12(4) The system shall record the vehicle identification number,
13vehicle year, model, and make, name of dealer or lessor-retailer,
14purchaserbegin delete name,end deletebegin insert name and address,end insert and any other information
15deemed necessary by the department.

16(b) Access to the dealer reporting system shall be restricted to
17authorized users of the department’s vehicle registration and
18occupational licensing databases.

19(c) The department shall make the dealer reporting system
20operational for use no later than January 1, 2018.

21

begin deleteSEC. 4.end delete
22begin insertSEC. 5.end insert  

Section 4456.5 of the Vehicle Code is amended to
23read:

24

4456.5.  

(a) A dealer may charge the purchaser or lessee of a
25vehicle the following charges:

26(1) A document processing charge for the preparation and
27processing of documents, disclosures, and titling, registration, and
28information security obligations imposed by state and federal law.
29The dealer document processing charge shall not be represented
30as a governmental fee.

31(A) If a dealer has a contractual agreement with the department
32to be a private industry partner pursuant to Section 1685, the
33document processing charge shall not exceed eighty dollars ($80).

34(B) If a dealer does not have a contractual agreement with the
35department to be a private industry partner pursuant to Section
361685, the document processing charge shall not exceed sixty-five
37dollars ($65).

38(2) An electronic filing charge, not to exceed the actual amount
39the dealer is charged by a first-line service provider for providing
40license plate processing, postage, and the fees and services
P11   1authorized pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (d) of Section 1685.
2The director may establish, through the adoption of regulations,
3the maximum amount that a first-line service provider may charge
4a dealer. The electronic filing charge shall not be represented as a
5governmental fee.

6(b) As used in this section, the term “first-line service provider”
7shall have the same meaning as defined in subdivision (b) of
8Section 1685.

9(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018,
10and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
11is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.

12

begin deleteSEC. 5.end delete
13begin insertSEC. 6.end insert  

Section 4456.5 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

14

4456.5.  

(a) A dealer may charge the purchaser or lessee of a
15vehicle the following charges:

16(1) A document processing charge for the preparation and
17processing of documents, disclosures, and titling, registration, and
18information security obligations imposed by state and federal law.
19The dealer document processing charge shall not be represented
20as a governmental fee.

21(A) If a dealer has a contractual agreement with the department
22to be a private industry partner pursuant to Section 1685, the
23document processing charge shall not exceed ninety dollars ($90).

24(B) If a dealer does not have a contractual agreement with the
25department to be a private industry partner pursuant to Section
261685, the document processing charge shall not exceed seventy-five
27dollars ($75).

28(2) An electronic filing charge, not to exceed the actual amount
29the dealer is charged by a first-line service provider for providing
30license plate processing, postage, and the fees and services
31authorized pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (d) of Sectionbegin delete 1685end delete
32begin insert 1685, including services related to reporting vehicle sales and
33producing temporary license plates pursuant to Sections 4456 and
344456.2end insert
. The director may establish, through the adoption of
35regulations, the maximum amount that a first-line service provider
36may charge a dealer. The electronic filing charge shall not be
37represented as a governmental fee.

38(b) As used in this section, the term “first-line service provider”
39shall have the same meaning as defined in subdivision (b) of
40Section 1685.

P12   1(c) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2018.

2

begin deleteSEC. 6.end delete
3begin insertSEC. 7.end insert  

Section 4462 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

4

4462.  

(a) The driver of a motor vehicle shall present the
5registration or identification card or other evidence of registration
6of any or all vehicles under his or her immediate control for
7examination upon demand of any peace officer.

8(b) A person shall not display upon a vehicle, nor present to any
9peace officer, any registration card, identification card, temporary
10receipt, license plate, device issued pursuant to Section 4853, or
11permit not issued for that vehicle or not otherwise lawfully used
12thereon under this code.

13(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018,
14and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
15is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.

16

begin deleteSEC. 7.end delete
17begin insertSEC. 8.end insert  

Section 4462 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

18

4462.  

(a) The driver of a motor vehicle shall present the
19registration or identification card or other evidence of registration
20of any or all vehicles under his or her immediate control for
21examination upon demand of any peace officer.

22(b) A person shall not display upon a vehicle, nor present to any
23peace officer, any registration card, identification card, temporary
24receipt, license plate, temporary license plate, device issued
25pursuant to Section 4853, or permit not issued for that vehicle or
26not otherwise lawfully used thereon under this code.

27(c) This section shall become operative January 1, 2018.

28

begin deleteSEC. 8.end delete
29begin insertSEC. 9.end insert  

Section 4463 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

30

4463.  

(a) A person who, with intent to prejudice, damage, or
31defraud, commits any of the following acts is guilty of a felony
32and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment
33pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for
3416 months, or two or three years, or by imprisonment in a county
35jail for not more than one year:

36(1) Alters, forges, counterfeits, or falsifies a certificate of
37ownership, registration card, certificate, license, license plate,
38device issued pursuant to Section 4853, special plate, or permit
39provided for by this code or a comparable certificate of ownership,
40registration card, certificate, license, license plate, device
P13   1comparable to that issued pursuant to Section 4853, special plate,
2or permit provided for by a foreign jurisdiction, or alters, forges,
3counterfeits, or falsifies the document, device, or plate with intent
4to represent it as issued by the department, or alters, forges,
5counterfeits, or falsifies with fraudulent intent an endorsement of
6transfer on a certificate of ownership or other document evidencing
7ownership, or with fraudulent intent displays or causes or permits
8to be displayed or have in his or her possession a blank, incomplete,
9canceled, suspended, revoked, altered, forged, counterfeit, or false
10certificate of ownership, registration card, certificate, license,
11license plate, device issued pursuant to Section 4853, special plate,
12or permit.

13(2) Utters, publishes, passes, or attempts to pass, as true and
14genuine, a false, altered, forged, or counterfeited matter listed in
15paragraph (1) knowing it to be false, altered, forged, or
16counterfeited.

17(b) A person who, with intent to prejudice, damage, or defraud,
18commits any of the following acts is guilty of a misdemeanor, and
19upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in a
20county jail for six months, a fine of not less than five hundred
21dollars ($500) and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000),
22or both that fine and imprisonment, which penalty shall not be
23suspended:

24(1) Forges, counterfeits, or falsifies a disabled person placard
25or a comparable placard relating to parking privileges for disabled
26persons provided for by a foreign jurisdiction, or forges,
27counterfeits, or falsifies a disabled person placard with intent to
28represent it as issued by the department.

29(2) Passes, or attempts to pass, as true and genuine, a false,
30forged, or counterfeit disabled person placard knowing it to be
31false, forged, or counterfeited.

32(3) Acquires, possesses, sells, or offers for sale a genuine or
33counterfeit disabled person placard.

34(c) A person who, with fraudulent intent, displays or causes or
35permits to be displayed a forged, counterfeit, or false disabled
36person placard, is subject to the issuance of a notice of parking
37violation imposing a civil penalty of not less than two hundred
38fifty dollars ($250) and not more than one thousand dollars
39($1,000), for which enforcement shall be governed by the
40procedures set forth in Article 3 (commencing with Section 40200)
P14   1of Chapter 1 of Division 17 or is guilty of a misdemeanor
2punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for six months, a fine
3of not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) and not more than
4one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both that fine and imprisonment,
5which penalty shall not be suspended.

6(d) For purposes of subdivision (b) or (c), “disabled person
7placard” means a placard issued pursuant to Section 22511.55 or
822511.59.

9(e) A person who, with intent to prejudice, damage, or defraud,
10commits any of the following acts is guilty of an infraction, and
11upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than
12one hundred dollars ($100) and not more than two hundred fifty
13dollars ($250) for a first offense, not less than two hundred fifty
14dollars ($250) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500) for
15a second offense, and not less than five hundred dollars ($500)
16and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for a third or
17subsequent offense, which penalty shall not be suspended:

18(1) Forges, counterfeits, or falsifies a Clean Air Sticker or a
19comparable clean air sticker relating to high-occupancy vehicle
20lane privileges provided for by a foreign jurisdiction, or forges,
21counterfeits, or falsifies a Clean Air Sticker with intent to represent
22it as issued by the department.

23(2) Passes, or attempts to pass, as true and genuine, a false,
24forged, or counterfeit Clean Air Sticker knowing it to be false,
25forged, or counterfeited.

26(3) Acquires, possesses, sells, or offers for sale a counterfeit
27Clean Air Sticker.

28(4) Acquires, possesses, sells, or offers for sale a genuine Clean
29Air Sticker separate from the vehicle for which the department
30issued that sticker.

31(f) As used in this section, “Clean Air Sticker” means a label
32or decal issued pursuant to Sections 5205.5 and 21655.9.

33(g) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018,
34and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
35is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.

36

begin deleteSEC. 9.end delete
37begin insertSEC. 10.end insert  

Section 4463 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

38

4463.  

(a) A person who, with intent to prejudice, damage, or
39defraud, commits any of the following acts is guilty of a felony
40and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment
P15   1pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for
216 months, or two or three years, or by imprisonment in a county
3jail for not more than one year:

4(1) Alters, forges, counterfeits, or falsifies a certificate of
5ownership, registration card, certificate, license, license plate,
6temporary license plate, device issued pursuant to Section 4853,
7special plate, or permit provided for by this code or a comparable
8certificate of ownership, registration card, certificate, license,
9license plate, temporary license plate, device comparable to that
10issued pursuant to Section 4853, special plate, or permit provided
11for by a foreign jurisdiction, or alters, forges, counterfeits, or
12falsifies the document, device, or plate with intent to represent it
13as issued by the department, or alters, forges, counterfeits, or
14falsifies with fraudulent intent an endorsement of transfer on a
15certificate of ownership or other document evidencing ownership,
16or with fraudulent intent displays or causes or permits to be
17displayed or have in his or her possession a blank, incomplete,
18canceled, suspended, revoked, altered, forged, counterfeit, or false
19certificate of ownership, registration card, certificate, license,
20license plate, temporary license plate, device issued pursuant to
21Section 4853, special plate, or permit.

22(2) Utters, publishes, passes, or attempts to pass, as true and
23genuine, a false, altered, forged, or counterfeited matter listed in
24paragraph (1) knowing it to be false, altered, forged, or
25counterfeited.

26(b) A person who, with intent to prejudice, damage, or defraud,
27commits any of the following acts is guilty of a misdemeanor, and
28upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in a
29county jail for six months, a fine of not less than five hundred
30dollars ($500) and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000),
31or both that fine and imprisonment, which penalty shall not be
32suspended:

33(1) Forges, counterfeits, or falsifies a disabled person placard
34or a comparable placard relating to parking privileges for disabled
35persons provided for by a foreign jurisdiction, or forges,
36counterfeits, or falsifies a disabled person placard with intent to
37represent it as issued by the department.

38(2) Passes, or attempts to pass, as true and genuine, a false,
39forged, or counterfeit disabled person placard knowing it to be
40false, forged, or counterfeited.

P16   1(3) Acquires, possesses, sells, or offers for sale a genuine or
2counterfeit disabled person placard.

3(c) A person who, with fraudulent intent, displays or causes or
4permits to be displayed a forged, counterfeit, or false disabled
5person placard, is subject to the issuance of a notice of parking
6violation imposing a civil penalty of not less than two hundred
7fifty dollars ($250) and not more than one thousand dollars
8($1,000), for which enforcement shall be governed by the
9procedures set forth in Article 3 (commencing with Section 40200)
10of Chapter 1 of Division 17, or is guilty of a misdemeanor
11punishable by imprisonment in a county jail for six months, a fine
12of not less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) and not more than
13one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both that fine and imprisonment,
14which penalty shall not be suspended.

15(d) For purposes of subdivision (b) or (c), “disabled person
16placard” means a placard issued pursuant to Section 22511.55 or
1722511.59.

18(e) A person who, with intent to prejudice, damage, or defraud,
19commits any of the following acts is guilty of an infraction, and
20upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than
21one hundred dollars ($100) and not more than two hundred fifty
22dollars ($250) for a first offense, not less than two hundred fifty
23dollars ($250) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500) for
24a second offense, and not less than five hundred dollars ($500)
25and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for a third or
26subsequent offense, which penalty shall not be suspended:

27(1) Forges, counterfeits, or falsifies a Clean Air Sticker or a
28comparable clean air sticker relating to high-occupancy vehicle
29lane privileges provided for by a foreign jurisdiction, or forges,
30counterfeits, or falsifies a Clean Air Sticker with intent to represent
31it as issued by the department.

32(2) Passes, or attempts to pass, as true and genuine, a false,
33forged, or counterfeit Clean Air Sticker knowing it to be false,
34forged, or counterfeited.

35(3) Acquires, possesses, sells, or offers for sale a counterfeit
36Clean Air Sticker.

37(4) Acquires, possesses, sells, or offers for sale a genuine Clean
38Air Sticker separate from the vehicle for which the department
39issued that sticker.

P17   1(f) As used in this section, “Clean Air Sticker” means a label
2or decal issued pursuant to Sections 5205.5 and 21655.9.

3(g) This section shall become operative January 1, 2018.

4

begin deleteSEC. 10.end delete
5begin insertSEC. 11.end insert  

Section 4763 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

6

4763.  

(a) The department shall assess a fee for the recording
7of the notice of delinquent parking violation, which is given to the
8department by a processing agency pursuant to Section 40220, in
9an amount, as determined by the department, that is sufficient to
10provide a total amount equal to its actual costs of administering
11Sections 4760, 4761, 4762, 4764, and 4765.

12(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017,
13and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
14is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.

15

begin deleteSEC. 11.end delete
16begin insertSEC. 12.end insert  

Section 4763 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

17

4763.  

(a) The department shall assess a fee for the recording
18of the notice of delinquent parking violation, which is given to the
19department by a processing agency pursuant to Section 40220, in
20an amount, as determined by the department, that is sufficient to
21provide a total amount equal to its actual costs of administering
22Sections 4760, 4761, 4762, 4764, and 4765, and administering the
23system described in Section 4456.2.

24(b) This section shall become operative January 1, 2017.

25

begin deleteSEC. 12.end delete
26begin insertSEC. 13.end insert  

Section 4773 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

27

4773.  

(a) The department shall assess a fee for the recording
28of the notice of delinquent toll evasion violation, which is given
29to the department by a processing agency pursuant to Section
3040267, in an amount, as determined by the department, that is
31sufficient to provide a total amount equal to at least its actual costs
32of administering Sections 4770, 4771, 4774, and 4775.

33(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017,
34and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
35is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.

36

begin deleteSEC. 13.end delete
37begin insertSEC. 14.end insert  

Section 4773 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

38

4773.  

(a) The department shall assess a fee for the recording
39of the notice of delinquent toll evasion violation, which is given
40to the department by a processing agency pursuant to Section
P18   140267, in an amount, as determined by the department, that is
2sufficient to provide a total amount equal to at least its actual costs
3of administering Sections 4770, 4771, 4774, and 4775, and
4administering the system described in Section 4456.2.

5(b) This section shall become operative January 1, 2017.

6

begin deleteSEC. 14.end delete
7begin insertSEC. 15.end insert  

Section 5201 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

8

5201.  

(a) License plates shall at all times be securely fastened
9to the vehicle for which they are issued so as to prevent the plates
10from swinging, shall be mounted in a position so as to be clearly
11visible, and so that the characters are upright and display from left
12to right, and shall be maintained in a condition so as to be clearly
13legible. The rear license plate shall be mounted not less than 12
14inches nor more than 60 inches from the ground, and the front
15license plate shall be mounted not more than 60 inches from the
16ground, except as follows:

17(1) The rear license plate on a tow truck or repossessor’s tow
18vehicle may be mounted on the left-hand side of the mast assembly
19at the rear of the cab of the vehicle, not less than 12 inches nor
20more than 90 inches from the ground.

21(2) The rear license plate on a tank vehicle hauling hazardous
22waste, as defined in Section 25117 of the Health and Safety Code,
23or asphalt material may be mounted not less than 12 inches nor
24more than 90 inches from the ground.

25(3) The rear license plate on a truck tractor may be mounted at
26the rear of the cab of the vehicle, but not less than 12 inches nor
27more than 90 inches from the ground.

28(4) The rear license plate of a vehicle designed by the
29manufacturer for the collection and transportation of garbage,
30rubbish, or refuse that is used regularly for the collection and
31transportation of that material by a person or governmental entity
32employed to collect, transport, and dispose of garbage, rubbish,
33or refuse may be mounted not less than 12 inches nor more than
3490 inches from the ground.

35(5) The rear license plate on a two-axle livestock trailer may be
36mounted 12 inches or more, but not more than 90 inches, from the
37ground.

38(6) (A) The rear license plate on a dump bed motortruck
39equipped with a trailing, load bearing swing axle shall be mounted
P19   1more than 12 inches, but not more than 107 inches, from the
2ground.

3(B) As used in this section, a trailing, load bearing swing axle
4is an axle which can be moved from a raised position to a position
5behind the vehicle that allows for the transfer of a portion of the
6 weight of the vehicle and load to the trailing axle.

7(b) A covering shall not be used on license plates except as
8follows:

9(1) The installation of a cover over a lawfully parked vehicle
10to protect it from the weather and the elements does not constitute
11a violation of this subdivision. A peace officer or other regularly
12 salaried employee of a public agency designated to enforce laws,
13including local ordinances, relating to the parking of vehicles may
14temporarily remove so much of the cover as is necessary to inspect
15any license plate, tab, or indicia of registration on a vehicle.

16(2) The installation of a license plate security cover is not a
17violation of this subdivision if the device does not obstruct or
18impair the recognition of the license plate information, including,
19but not limited to, the issuing state, license plate number, and
20registration tabs, and the cover is limited to the area directly over
21the top of the registration tabs. No portion of a license plate security
22cover shall rest over the license plate number.

23(c) A casing, shield, frame, border, product, or other device that
24obstructs or impairs the reading or recognition of a license plate
25by an electronic device operated by state or local law enforcement,
26an electronic device operated in connection with a toll road,
27high-occupancy toll lane, toll bridge, or other toll facility, or a
28remote emission sensing device, as specified in Sections 44081
29and 44081.6 of the Health and Safety Code, shall not be installed
30on, or affixed to, a vehicle.

31(d) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that an accommodation
32be made to persons with disabilities and to those persons who
33regularly transport persons with disabilities, to allow the removal
34and relocation of wheelchair lifts and wheelchair carriers without
35the necessity of removing and reattaching the vehicle’s rear license
36plate. Therefore, it is not a violation of this section if the reading
37or recognition of a rear license plate is obstructed or impaired by
38a wheelchair lift or wheelchair carrier and all of the following
39requirements are met:

P20   1(A) The owner of the vehicle has been issued a special
2identification license plate pursuant to Section 5007, or the person
3using the wheelchair that is carried on the vehicle has been issued
4a distinguishing placard under Section 22511.55.

5(B) (i) The operator of the vehicle displays a decal, designed
6and issued by the department, that contains the license plate number
7assigned to the vehicle transporting the wheelchair.

8(ii) The decal is displayed on the rear window of the vehicle,
9in a location determined by the department, in consultation with
10the Department of the California Highway Patrol, so as to be clearly
11visible to law enforcement.

12(2) Notwithstanding any other law, if a decal is displayed
13pursuant to this subdivision, the requirements of this code that
14require the illumination of the license plate and the license plate
15number do not apply.

16(3) The department shall adopt regulations governing the
17procedures for accepting and approving applications for decals,
18and issuing decals, authorized by this subdivision.

19(4) This subdivision does not apply to a front license plate.

20(e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018,
21and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
22is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.

23

begin deleteSEC. 15.end delete
24begin insertSEC. 16.end insert  

Section 5201 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

25

5201.  

(a) License plates, including temporary license plates,
26shall at all times be securely fastened to the vehicle for which they
27are issued so as to prevent the plates from swinging, shall be
28mounted in a position so as to be clearly visible, and so that the
29characters are upright and display from left to right, and shall be
30maintained in a condition so as to be clearly legible. The rear
31license plate shall be mounted not less than 12 inches nor more
32than 60 inches from the ground, and the front license plate shall
33be mounted not more than 60 inches from the ground, except as
34follows:

35(1) The rear license plate on a tow truck or repossessor’s tow
36vehicle may be mounted on the left-hand side of the mast assembly
37at the rear of the cab of the vehicle, not less than 12 inches nor
38more than 90 inches from the ground.

39(2) The rear license plate on a tank vehicle hauling hazardous
40waste, as defined in Section 25117 of the Health and Safety Code,
P21   1or asphalt material may be mounted not less than 12 inches nor
2more than 90 inches from the ground.

3(3) The rear license plate on a truck tractor may be mounted at
4the rear of the cab of the vehicle, but not less than 12 inches nor
5more than 90 inches from the ground.

6(4) The rear license plate of a vehicle designed by the
7manufacturer for the collection and transportation of garbage,
8rubbish, or refuse that is used regularly for the collection and
9transportation of that material by a person or governmental entity
10employed to collect, transport, and dispose of garbage, rubbish,
11or refuse may be mounted not less than 12 inches nor more than
1290 inches from the ground.

13(5) The rear license plate on a two-axle livestock trailer may be
14mounted 12 inches or more, but not more than 90 inches, from the
15ground.

16(6) (A) The rear license plate on a dump bed motortruck
17equipped with a trailing, load bearing swing axle shall be mounted
18more than 12 inches, but not more than 107 inches, from the
19ground.

20(B) As used in this section, a trailing, load bearing swing axle
21is an axle which can be moved from a raised position to a position
22behind the vehicle that allows for the transfer of a portion of the
23weight of the vehicle and load to the trailing axle.

24(b) Temporary license plates shall be replaced with permanent
25license plates upon receipt of the permanent license plates, and
26the temporary license plates shall be destroyed at that time.

27(c) A covering shall not be used on license plates except as
28follows:

29(1) The installation of a cover over a lawfully parked vehicle
30to protect it from the weather and the elements does not constitute
31a violation of this subdivision. A peace officer or other regularly
32salaried employee of a public agency designated to enforce laws,
33including local ordinances, relating to the parking of vehicles may
34temporarily remove so much of the cover as is necessary to inspect
35any license plate, tab, or indicia of registration on a vehicle.

36(2) The installation of a license plate security cover is not a
37violation of this subdivision if the device does not obstruct or
38impair the recognition of the license plate information, including,
39but not limited to, the issuing state, license plate number, and
40registration tabs, and the cover is limited to the area directly over
P22   1the top of the registration tabs. No portion of a license plate security
2cover shall rest over the license plate number.

3(d) A casing, shield, frame, border, product, or other device that
4obstructs or impairs the reading or recognition of a license plate
5by an electronic device operated by state or local law enforcement,
6an electronic device operated in connection with a toll road,
7high-occupancy toll lane, toll bridge, or other toll facility, or a
8remote emission sensing device, as specified in Sections 44081
9and 44081.6 of the Health and Safety Code, shall not be installed
10on, or affixed to, a vehicle.

11(e) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature that an accommodation
12be made to persons with disabilities and to those persons who
13regularly transport persons with disabilities, to allow the removal
14and relocation of wheelchair lifts and wheelchair carriers without
15the necessity of removing and reattaching the vehicle’s rear license
16plate. Therefore, it is not a violation of this section if the reading
17or recognition of a rear license plate is obstructed or impaired by
18a wheelchair lift or wheelchair carrier and all of the following
19requirements are met:

20(A) The owner of the vehicle has been issued a special
21identification license plate pursuant to Section 5007, or the person
22using the wheelchair that is carried on the vehicle has been issued
23a distinguishing placard under Section 22511.55.

24(B) (i) The operator of the vehicle displays a decal, designed
25and issued by the department, that contains the license plate number
26assigned to the vehicle transporting the wheelchair.

27(ii) The decal is displayed on the rear window of the vehicle,
28in a location determined by the department, in consultation with
29the Department of the California Highway Patrol, so as to be clearly
30visible to law enforcement.

31(2) Notwithstanding any other law, if a decal is displayed
32pursuant to this subdivision, the requirements of this code that
33require the illumination of the license plate and the license plate
34number do not apply.

35(3) The department shall adopt regulations governing the
36procedures for accepting and approving applications for decals,
37and issuing decals, authorized by this subdivision.

38(4) This subdivision does not apply to a front license plate.

39(f) This section shall become operative January 1, 2018.

P23   1

begin deleteSEC. 16.end delete
2begin insertSEC. 17.end insert  

Section 5202 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

3

5202.  

(a) A license plate issued by this state or any other
4jurisdiction within or without the United States shall be attached
5upon receipt and remain attached during the period of its validity
6to the vehicle for which it is issued while being operated within
7this state or during the time the vehicle is being held for sale in
8this state, or until the time that a vehicle with special or
9identification plates is no longer entitled to those plates; and a
10person shall not operate, and an owner shall not knowingly permit
11to be operated, upon any highway, a vehicle unless the license
12plate is so attached. A special permit issued in lieu of plates shall
13be attached and displayed on the vehicle for which the permit was
14issued during the period of the permit’s validity.

15(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018,
16and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
17is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.

18

begin deleteSEC. 17.end delete
19begin insertSEC. 18.end insert  

Section 5202 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

20

5202.  

(a) A license plate issued by this state or any other
21jurisdiction within or without the United States shall be attached
22upon receipt and remain attached during the period of its validity
23to the vehicle for which it is issued while being operated within
24this state or during the time the vehicle is being held for sale in
25this state, or until the time that a vehicle with special or
26identification plates is no longer entitled to those plates; and a
27person shall not operate, and an owner shall not knowingly permit
28to be operated, upon any highway, a vehicle unless the license
29plate is so attached. A special permit or temporary license plate
30issued in lieu of permanent license plates shall be attached and
31displayed on the vehicle for which the permit or temporary license
32plate was issued until the temporary license plate or the special
33 permit expires, or the permanent license plates are received,
34whichever occurs first.

35(b) This section shall become operative January 1, 2018.

36

begin deleteSEC. 18.end delete
37begin insertSEC. 19.end insert  

Section 5901 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

38

5901.  

(a) Every dealer or lessor-retailer, upon transferring by
39sale, lease, or otherwise any vehicle, whether new or used, of a
40type subject to registration under this code, shall, not later than
P24   1the end of the fifth calendar day thereafter not counting the day of
2sale, give written notice of the transfer to the department at its
3headquarters upon an appropriate form provided by it.

4(b) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision or in
5subdivision (c), the dealer or lessor-retailer shall enter on the form
6and pursuant to Section 32705(a) of Title 49 of the United States
7Code, on the ownership certificate, the actual mileage of the vehicle
8as indicated by the vehicle’s odometer at the time of the transfer.
9However, if the vehicle dealer or lessor-retailer has knowledge
10that the mileage displayed on the odometer is incorrect, the licensee
11shall indicate on the form on which the mileage is entered that the
12mileage registered by the odometer is incorrect. A vehicle dealer
13or lessor-retailer need not give the notice when selling or
14transferring a new unregistered vehicle to a dealer or lessor-retailer.

15(c) When the dealer or lessor-retailer is not in possession of the
16vehicle that is sold or transferred, the person in physical possession
17of the vehicle shall give the information required by subdivision
18(b).

19(d) A sale is deemed completed and consummated when the
20purchaser of the vehicle has paid the purchase price, or, in lieu
21thereof, has signed a purchase contract or security agreement, and
22has taken physical possession or delivery of the vehicle.

23(e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018,
24and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
25is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.

26

begin deleteSEC. 19.end delete
27begin insertSEC. 20.end insert  

Section 5901 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

28

5901.  

(a) Every dealer or lessor-retailer, upon transferring by
29sale, lease, or otherwise any vehicle, whether new or used, of a
30type subject to registration under this code, shall, not later than
31the end of the fifth calendar day thereafter not counting the day of
32sale, give notice of the transfer to the department electronically in
33a manner approved by the department.

34(b) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision or in
35subdivision (c), the dealer or lessor-retailer shall enter on the form
36and pursuant to Section 32705(a) of Title 49 of the United States
37Code, on the ownership certificate, the actual mileage of the vehicle
38as indicated by the vehicle’s odometer at the time of the transfer.
39However, if the vehicle dealer or lessor-retailer has knowledge
40that the mileage displayed on the odometer is incorrect, the licensee
P25   1shall indicate on the form on which the mileage is entered that the
2mileage registered by the odometer is incorrect. A vehicle dealer
3or lessor-retailer need not give the notice when selling or
4transferring a new unregistered vehicle to a dealer or lessor-retailer.

5(c) When the dealer or lessor-retailer is not in possession of the
6vehicle that is sold or transferred, the person in physical possession
7of the vehicle shall give the information required by subdivision
8(b).

9(d) A sale is deemed completed and consummated when the
10purchaser of the vehicle has paid the purchase price, or, in lieu
11thereof, has signed a purchase contract or security agreement, and
12has taken physical possession or delivery of the vehicle.

13(e) This section shall become operative January 1, 2018.

14

begin deleteSEC. 20.end delete
15begin insertSEC. 21.end insert  

Section 6100 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

16

6100.  

(a) A dealer who conducts a wholesale motor vehicle
17auction and who uses the form prescribed in subdivision (b) of
18Section 4456 shall include the phrase “SOLD THROUGH [name
19of dealer conducting the auction]” and the date of the auction on
20the certificate of title of every vehicle sold, in a manner prescribed
21by the department.

22(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018,
23and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
24is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.

25

begin deleteSEC. 21.end delete
26begin insertSEC. 22.end insert  

Section 6100 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

27

6100.  

(a) A dealer who conducts a wholesale motor vehicle
28auction and reports the sale of the vehicle in the manner prescribed
29in subdivision (b) of Section 4456 shall include the phrase “SOLD
30THROUGH [name of dealer conducting the auction]” and the date
31of the auction on the certificate of title of every vehicle sold, in a
32manner prescribed by the department.

33(b) This section shall become operative January 1, 2018.

34

begin deleteSEC. 22.end delete
35begin insertSEC. 23.end insert  

Section 11714 of the Vehicle Code is amended to
36read:

37

11714.  

(a) The department, upon granting a license, shall issue
38to the applicant a license containing the applicant’s name and
39address and the general distinguishing number assigned to the
40applicant.

P26   1(b) A dealer shall not sell any vehicle at retail at a location that
2is not posted pursuant to Section 11709.

3(c) A dealer who is authorized by the department to sell motor
4vehicles only at wholesale shall not sell any vehicle at retail and
5shall report every sale to the department on the wholesale report
6of sale form prescribed by the department.

7(d) When the department has issued a license pursuant to
8 subdivision (a), the licensee may apply for and the department
9shall issue special plates which shall have displayed thereon the
10general distinguishing number assigned to the applicant. Each plate
11so issued shall also contain a number or symbol identifying the
12plate from every other plate bearing a like general distinguishing
13number.

14(e) The department shall also furnish books and forms as it may
15determine necessary. Those books and forms are and shall remain
16the property of the department and may be taken up at any time
17for inspection.

18(f) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018,
19and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
20is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.

21

begin deleteSEC. 23.end delete
22begin insertSEC. 24.end insert  

Section 11714 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

23

11714.  

(a) The department, upon granting a license, shall issue
24to the applicant a license containing the applicant’s name and
25address and the general distinguishing number assigned to the
26applicant.

27(b) A dealer shall not sell any vehicle at retail at a location that
28is not posted pursuant to Section 11709.

29(c) A dealer who is authorized by the department to sell motor
30vehicles only at wholesale shall not sell any vehicle at retail and
31shall report every sale to the department as prescribed in
32subdivision (b) of Section 4456.

33(d) When the department has issued a license pursuant to
34subdivision (a), the licensee may apply for and the department
35shall issue special plates which shall have displayed thereon the
36general distinguishing number assigned to the applicant. Each plate
37so issued shall also contain a number or symbol identifying the
38plate from every other plate bearing a like general distinguishing
39number.

P27   1(e) The department shall also furnish books and forms as it may
2determine necessary. Those books and forms are and shall remain
3the property of the department and may be taken up at any time
4for inspection.

5(f) This section shall become operative January 1, 2018.

6

begin deleteSEC. 24.end delete
7begin insertSEC. 25.end insert  

Section 38080 of the Vehicle Code is amended to
8read:

9

38080.  

(a) The department may authorize, under Section 4456,
10dealers licensed under Article 1 (commencing with Section 11700)
11of Chapter 4 of Division 5 to use numbered copies of the
12report-of-sale form and corresponding temporary identification
13devices upon off-highway motor vehicles subject to identification
14that they sell.

15(b) Off-highway motor vehicles subject to identification that
16are purchased from dealers not required to be licensed under Article
171 (commencing with Section 11700) of Chapter 4 of Division 5,
18or that are specially constructed by the owner or owners, may be
19operated off-highway, as provided by this division, without an
20identification plate or device or identification certificate, provided
21a receipt or other suitable device issued by the department is
22displayed upon the vehicle evidencing an application has been
23made and appropriate fees paid pursuant to this division, until the
24identification plate or device and identification certificate are
25received from the department.

26(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2018,
27and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that
28is enacted before January 1, 2018, deletes or extends that date.

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Section 38080 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

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38080.  

(a) The department may authorize, under Section 4456,
32dealers licensed under Article 1 (commencing with Section 11700)
33of Chapter 4 of Division 5 to use the process described in Section
344456 and corresponding temporary identification devices upon
35off-highway motor vehicles subject to identification that they sell.

36(b) Off-highway motor vehicles subject to identification that
37are purchased from dealers not required to be licensed under Article
381 (commencing with Section 11700) of Chapter 4 of Division 5,
39or that are specially constructed by the owner or owners, may be
40operated off-highway, as provided by this division, without an
P28   1identification plate or device or identification certificate, provided
2a receipt or other suitable device issued by the department is
3displayed upon the vehicle evidencing an application has been
4made and appropriate fees paid pursuant to this division, until the
5identification plate or device and identification certificate are
6received from the department.

7(c) This section shall become operative January 1, 2018.

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9begin insertSEC. 27.end insert  

No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
10Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
11the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
12district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
13infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
14for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of
15the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within
16the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California
17Constitution.



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