Section 8-20-2

Declaration of purpose.

(a) The Legislature finds and declares that the distribution and sale of motor vehicles within this state vitally affect the general economy of the state and the public interest and the public welfare, and that in order to promote the public interest and the public welfare, and in the exercise of its police power, it is necessary to regulate motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and their representatives and to regulate the dealings between manufacturers and distributors or wholesalers and their dealers in order to prevent fraud and other abuses upon the citizens of this state and to protect and preserve the investments and properties of the citizens of this state.

(b) This chapter shall not apply to any recreational vehicle manufacturer and dealer agreement to which Chapter 21C of this title applies.

(Acts 1981, No. 81-390, p. 596, §2; Act 2011-636, p. 1529, §12.)