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49 Pa. Code § 19.1. Legislative findings and purposes.


§ 19.1. Legislative findings and purposes.

 The General Assembly of this Commonwealth finds and declares that the sale of new and used motor vehicles in the Commonwealth vitally affects the general economy of the Commonwealth, the public interest and 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 license manufacturers, dealers and salespersons of new and used motor vehicles doing business in the Commonwealth, in order to prevent frauds, impositions and other abuses upon its citizens and to protect and preserve the investments and properties of the citizens of this Commonwealth.


   The provisions of this §  19.1 adopted July 18, 1968; amended May 30, 1975, effective May 31, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 1403.

Notes of Decisions

    General Comment

   This regulation does not refer to the sale of five vehicles by any individual; rather, it sets forth the legislative purpose of the Board of Vehicles Act (63 P. S. §  818.5). Maggiano v. State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons, 659 A.2d 1071 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1995).


   Intervening Association had standing to appeal a decision by the State Board of Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons, which deemed the application for a broker’s license by a developer of an automobile purchasing program to be withdrawn for lack of jurisdiction, because the Association was able to show that the primary purpose of the Board of Vehicles Act was to protect the general economy of the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania Automotive Association v. State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons, 550 A.2d 1041 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1989).

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