4775.01 Motor vehicle repair and window tint operator definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Motor vehicle" has the same meaning as in section 4501.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) "Collision" means an occurrence in which two or more objects, whether mobile or stationary, contact one another in a manner that causes the alteration of the surface, structure, or appearance, whether separately or collectively, of an object that is party to the occurrence.

(C) "Collision repair" means any and all restorative or replacement procedures that are performed on and affect or potentially affect the structural, life safety, and cosmetic components of a motor vehicle that has been damaged as a result of a collision. "Collision repair" also includes any procedure that is employed for the purpose of repairing, restoring, replacing, or refinishing, whether wholly or separately, any structural, life safety, or cosmetic component of a motor vehicle to a condition approximating or replicating the function, use, or appearance of the component prior to a collision.

(D) "Motor vehicle collision repair operator" means any person, sole proprietorship, foreign or domestic partnership, limited liability corporation, or other legal entity that is not an employee or agent of a principal and performs five or more motor vehicle collision repairs in a calendar year.

(E) "Motor vehicle window tint operator" means any person, sole proprietorship, foreign or domestic partnership, limited liability corporation, or other legal entity that is not an employee or agent of a principal and installs tinted glass, or transparent, nontransparent, translucent, and reflectorized material in or on five or more motor vehicle windshields, side windows, sidewings, and rear windows in a calendar year.

(F) "Motor vehicle repair operator" includes a motor vehicle collision repair operator and a motor vehicle window tint operator, but does not mean any of the following:

(1) An employee, other than a manager, of a motor vehicle repair operator;

(2) A motor vehicle dealer licensed pursuant to sections 4517.01 to 4517.45 of the Revised Code;

(3) A motor vehicle dealer licensed pursuant to sections 4517.01 to 4517.45 of the Revised Code who also is the owner, part owner, or operator of a motor vehicle collision repair facility or a motor vehicle window tint installation facility;

(4) A motor vehicle auction owner licensed pursuant to sections 4517.01 to 4517.45 of the Revised Code;

(5) A motor vehicle leasing dealer licensed pursuant to sections 4517.01 to 4517.45 of the Revised Code;

(6) A motor vehicle salvage dealer licensed pursuant to Chapter 4738. of the Revised Code;

(7) A person or lessee who owns or leases ten or more motor vehicles used principally in connection with any established business and who does not perform motor vehicle collision repairs or motor vehicle window tint installation on motor vehicles other than the motor vehicles used principally in connection with the established business;

(8) A motor vehicle renting dealer as defined in division (A)(2) of section 4549.65 of the Revised Code who does not perform motor vehicle collision repairs or motor vehicle window tint installation on motor vehicles other than the motor vehicles used in connection with the established motor vehicle renting business;

(9) A person who performs collision repairs or motor vehicle window tint installation on the motor vehicles of a single commercial, industrial, or governmental establishment exclusively and does not offer or provide motor vehicle collision repair service or motor vehicle window tint installation to the general public;

(10) The owner, part owner, or officer of, or instructor employed by, an educational institution that provides instruction in motor vehicle collision repair or motor vehicle window tint installation while the owner, part owner, officer of, or instructor is engaging in activity in furtherance of instruction in motor vehicle collision repair or motor vehicle window tint installation.

(G) "Motor vehicle collision repair facility" means a location from which five or more separate motor vehicle collision repairs are performed on motor vehicles in a twelve-month period, commencing with the day of the month in which the first such repair is made.

(H) "Motor vehicle window tint installation facility" means a location from which five or more separate motor vehicle window tint installations are performed on motor vehicles in a twelve-month period, commencing with the day of the month in which the first such installation is made.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.168, SB 114, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Effective Date: 09-05-2001