23.19.201    DEFINITIONS

The following terms shall, unless the context otherwise indicates, have the following meanings for the purposes of this subchapter:

(1) "Motor vehicle" or "vehicle" as used in this subchapter, refers to all types included in the statutory definition appearing at 61-1-102 (7) , MCA, and/or subject to registration under Title 61, MCA;

(2) "Motor vehicle repair business" means any person who, for compensation, engages in the trade or commerce of repairing, servicing or maintaining motor vehicles owned by other persons. The term includes, but is not limited to, new and used motor vehicle dealers, garages, service stations, self-employed individuals, truck stops, paint and body shops, brake, muffler or transmission shops, shops doing upholstery or glass work and other specialty shops;

(3) "Customer" means a person who purchases a vehicle or service for a vehicle, and includes a customer's designated agent, which shall be presumed to be the driver of a vehicle to be repaired;

(4) "Motor vehicle dealer" means every individual, corporation, partnership or other business enterprise engaged in the trade or commerce of buying, selling or exchanging new or used motor vehicles, and who may hold a sales and service selling agreement from a manufacturer or distributor of motor vehicles, and who has an established place of business in the state of Montana.

History: 30-14-104, MCA; IMP, 30-14-104, MCA; NEW, Eff. 2/5/76; TRANS, from Commerce, 2001 MAR p. 1176; TRANS, from Administration, 2006 MAR p. 322, Eff. 2/10/06.