4738.18 Application for buyer's identification card.

(A) Any person licensed under division (A) of section 4738.03 of the Revised Code who wishes to purchase salvage motor vehicles at salvage motor vehicle auctions or salvage motor vehicle pools shall make application to the registrar of motor vehicles for a buyer's identification card. The application shall be on a form prescribed by the registrar and shall contain the applicant's name, principal business address, the license number under which the applicant will be making purchases, and such other information as the registrar requires. In lieu of directly obtaining a buyer's identification card or in addition thereto, any person licensed under division (A) of section 4738.03 of the Revised Code may designate up to two employees to act as buyers for the licensee. The licensee shall make application for a buyer's identification card for each employee in the same manner as for a card for the licensee.

(B) The fee for each buyer's identification card shall be thirty-five dollars.

(C) Beginning on the effective date of this amendment, each buyer's identification card shall expire biennially on a day within the two-year cycle that is prescribed by the registrar, unless sooner suspended or revoked. Before the first day after the day prescribed by the registrar in the year that the card expires, each cardholder shall file an application for renewal of the card, in a form that the registrar prescribes. A buyer's identification card is nontransferable. If the holder of a card no longer possesses a valid salvage motor vehicle dealer's license, or if an employee of the licensee leaves the employment of the licensee, the buyer's identification card of that person is invalid and the holder shall return the card to the registrar.

(D) Any person who holds a valid salvage motor vehicle dealer's license from another state that imposes qualifications and requirements with respect to the license that are equivalent to those required by Chapter 4738. of the Revised Code may make application and receive a buyer's identification card. The person shall make application to the registrar who shall, based upon the registrar's investigation, issue a buyer's identification card to those applicants who the registrar determines are qualified.

(E) All applicants for a buyer's identification card must be of good financial repute and not have been convicted of a felony as verified by a report from a law enforcement agency and credit report furnished to the registrar by the applicant.

(F) The registrar may revoke or suspend the license of any salvage motor vehicle dealer who allows the dealer's card or the card of any employee to be used by any unauthorized person.

Effective Date: 03-17-1987; 09-16-2004