Doria Bill For Off-Site Car Sales Receives Final Legislative Approval

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph V. Doria Jr., which would allow used car dealers to obtain a permit from the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) for a sale away from the dealer’s lot, received final legislative approval today in the Senate by a vote of 33 to 5.

“Currently, the MVC requires all car sales to take place at the established place of business, but this limits some car companies from getting their vehicles to the public,” said Senator Doria, D-Hudson. “The bill is a win-win situation. It will increase the number of vehicles available in the market and help provide car dealers with the opportunity to showcase vehicles that are for sale.”

The bill, S-2710, would allow car sales to occur off-site provided that the dealer obtain a provisional permit for the sale from the MVC.

According to Senator Doria, the bill would not allow more than one permit for a particular location during any calendar year.

Senator Doria stated that the sale can not be conducted within 1000 feet of any dealer, can not occur for more than five days and is off- limits to the general public.

“Rental car companies have complained that it is difficult for them to turn over their fleet of vehicles by selling their used cars,” said Senator Doria. “The current law says rental car companies can only sell their vehicles from their places of business, but many companies are in distant locations like airports. The measure is going to increase accessability to the buying public.”

The measure now heads to the Governor’s office for enactment.