Section 8-21B-12

Repurchase of items by supplier.

Upon voluntary or involuntary termination, nonrenewal, or discontinuance of the dealer agreement by the dealer or supplier, the supplier shall repurchase from the dealer the following:

(1) All heavy equipment which has been acquired from the supplier within three years prior to the date of notice of the termination, nonrenewal, or discontinuance of the dealer agreement and which has not previously been sold by the dealer. The heavy equipment shall be repurchased at the net cost to the dealer. The heavy equipment shall be delivered to the supplier at the dealer's premises.

(2) All parts acquired by the dealer from the supplier, or its approved sources, within seven years prior to the date of notice of termination, nonrenewal, or discontinuance. The supplier shall repurchase the parts at the net cost to the dealer. The parts shall be delivered to the supplier at the dealer's premises.

(3) Specialized repair tools, signage, books, and supplies previously purchased by the dealer pursuant to requirements of the supplier and held by the dealer on the date of termination. The supplier shall repurchase the specialized repair tools, signs, books, and supplies at the net cost to the dealer.

(4) The supplier shall pay the dealer for the items in subdivisions (1) through (3) within 90 days after tender by the dealer of these items at the dealer's premises. If the supplier shall fail or refuse to pay the compensation to the dealer within 90 days, the supplier shall be liable to the dealer for the total amount of 115 percent of the net cost of these items, plus court costs and reasonable attorney's fees in the event of a civil action by the dealer. The supplier shall pay the cost of the return, handling, packing, and loading of all of the items repurchased under this section.

(Act 2009-755, p. 2279, §12.)