(1) In accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the motor vehicle repair board may refuse to issue or renew a registration certificate or may determine whether to waive a suspension of a registration certificate as provided in division (D) of section 4775.07 of the Revised Code.
(2) Within ten days after receipt of an abstract from a county court judge, mayor of a mayor's court, or clerk of a court of record indicating a violation of division (D) of section 4513.241 of the Revised Code, the board shall determine whether the person named in the abstract is registered with the board and, if the person is so registered, shall further determine whether the person previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a violation of that section. If the person previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a violation of that section, the board, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code but without a prior hearing, shall suspend the person's registration for a period of not more than one hundred eighty days.
(B) The court of common pleas of Franklin county has exclusive jurisdiction over any person who conducts, or attempts to conduct, business as a motor vehicle repair operator in violation of this chapter or any rule adopted under this chapter . The court, on application of the board, may issue an injunction, a cease and desist order, or other appropriate order restraining the person from continuing the violation. This section shall operate in addition to and shall not prohibit the enforcement of any other law.
(C) Upon the request of the executive director or as a result of complaints, the board shall investigate the alleged violation.
(D) No person required to be registered under this chapter shall have the benefit of any lien for labor or materials unless the person is registered under this chapter.
(E) No person whose application for registration under this chapter is denied shall open or operate a facility for business as a motor vehicle collision repair facility or motor vehicle window tint installation facility under the name of the person designated in the application for a registration certificate or under any other name prior to registering as a motor vehicle repair operator in accordance with this chapter.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.168, SB 114, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.
Effective Date: 12-18-1997 .