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§17A-6C-12. Use of special plates; records to be maintained by automobile auction business; operation of vehicles under special plates; expiration of special plate.

(a) Class AA special plates may be used by the automobile auction business receiving them only for the purpose of transporting or moving consigned or owned motor vehicles to and from the automobile auction in the normal course of business or for purposes of demonstrating vehicles owned by the auction which are offered for sale: Provided, That under no circumstances may a Class AA special plate be used on any work or service vehicle owned by the automobile auction business on any vehicle being operated for personal reasons or on any vehicle sold by or through it to a purchaser.

(b) Every automobile auction business entitled to and issued a special plate or plates under the provisions of this article shall keep a written record of the location of each plate. Every record shall be open to inspection by the commissioner, his or her representative or any law-enforcement officer, when acting in an official capacity.

(c) An automobile auction business licensee who holds on consignment a vehicle or vehicles of the type required to be registered under this chapter may operate or move the same upon the streets and highways without registering each vehicle if the vehicle displays a special plate issued as provided in this article.

(d) Every special plate or plates shall expire at midnight on June 30. A new plate or plates for the ensuing year may be obtained as specified in section four of this article.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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