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Initial Licensing Process Update by Department of State

June 2018

As most dealerships are aware, the Department of State is taking longer than usual to approve salesperson licenses due to the implementation of a new licensing software system (PALS), www.pals.pa.gov, and staffing…

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CFPB Lending Guidance Rescinded But Fair Credit Program Remains

June 2018

On May 21, 2018, President Trump signed SJ Res. 57, to rescind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) flawed 2013 auto financing guidance. Dealers, however, should continue to utilize NADA’s Fair Credit Compliance Policy & Program, available…

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LED Lighting

May 2018

As per PennDOT bulletin BI 18-01, an explanation has been made relative to LED lighting. The inspection community has indicated a concern over a few inoperative LED’s requiring the entire light fixture be replaced,…

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Emissions Reminders

May 2018

Vehicles undergoing PA Safety Inspection that are registered in one of the 42 non-emission regulated counties shall be checked visually for the presence of emission control components. Listed below are all PA 67 counties according to emission…

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Notification to Department of State Required

May 2018

In addition to existing reporting requirements, effective April 16, 2018, any person holding a dealer or salesperson license issued by the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs must notify the State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers, and…

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Dealers Must Prevent Software Piracy

May 2018

PRVCA has learned from PAA that a dealership in Pennsylvania that has been reported to The Software Alliance (BSA). BSA is a trade group which represents a number of the world’s largest software makers.…

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PennDOT Account Credits

May 2018

Effective January 21, 2018, PennDOT began a registration plate reissuance for older Pennsylvania registration plates that may be weathered, damaged, or unreadable. Recently PennDOT has received numerous requests for assistance in determining the amount of credit a…

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Vehicle Emission Exemption

May 2018

New vehicles and vehicles driven less than 5,000 miles per year may be exempt from emission inspection requirements. Dealers in the 42 non-emission counties have recently questioned the procedure for issuing a 1 year new vehicle emission exemption…

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Proof of Insurance Responsibilities

May 2018

Dealers have been receiving calls from customers wondering why the dealer did not update the customers’ insurance after a vehicle sale. This frequently occurs when a customer is in an accident and only then realizes…

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Department of Banking and Securities Audits - Cybersecurity Policies Requested

May 2018

The Department of Banking and Securities (DOBS) regularly audits dealerships throughout Pennsylvania to determine compliance. Recently, dealers have been asked to produce their cybersecurity policy by DOBS during an audit. Often, this information is part…

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