Section 13A-8-22.1

Advertisement for purchase of a salvage or junk branded motor vehicle.

(a) A person, as defined in Section 32-8-2, who advertises in a newspaper, on a website, on a public display or sign, or through an online service, for the purchase of a salvage or junk branded motor vehicle shall clearly and conspicuously disclose on the advertisement his or her true and correct company name, physical address, telephone number, and current license number issued under, and registered in accordance with, Article 8 or Article 9, Chapter 12, Title 40, or Chapter 8, Title 13A.

(b)(1) A person who advertises in violation of subsection (a) commits a Class A misdemeanor.

(2) A person required by state law to be licensed as a motor vehicle dealer, who is not licensed, and who advertises in violation of subsection (a), commits a Class A misdemeanor.

(3) One half of any fines assessed and collected for violations of this subsection shall be deposited into the General Fund and one half of any fines assessed and collected for violations of this subsection shall be deposited with the local law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction over the crime committed.

(c) Subsections (a) and (b) do not apply to either of the following:

(1) A person who offers to purchase a motor vehicle on his or her behalf for personal purposes other than rebuilding, dismantling, or recycling into metallic scrap as provided by Section 32-8-87, or a motor vehicle that meets the conditions set forth in paragraph f. of subdivision (2) of subsection(s) of Section 32-8-87.

(2) A motor vehicle dealer with an advertisement that is physically attached to the outside of its physical address or location, located on dealership property, or on an easement directly adjacent to dealership property.

(d) This section does not apply to any of the following:

(1) A person conducting a private transaction seeking to sell his or her own personal vehicle.

(2) A person licensed under Article 8 or Article 9, Chapter 12, Title 40.

(3) A person registered in accordance with Article 1A, Chapter 8, Title 13A.

(Act 2017-191, §1.)