In a follow up to a previous TimeBase Article, the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act 2013 (No. 107 of 2013) (the Act), an Act which seeks to consolidate the Motor Dealers Act 1974 (the Dealers Act) and the Motor Vehicle Repairs Act 1980 (the Repairers Act) into a single piece of legislation, the purpose being to recognise the connections which exist between the two sectors of the industry, namely dealers and repairers, has had its final provisions proclaimed and its associated Regulation released.
Apart from Part 6 and Clause 11 of Schedule 2, the Act commences on 1 December 2014, as a result of the commencement contained in Regulation 637 of 2014.
The Act will change laws with respect to the licensing and conduct of motor dealers, motor vehicle repairers, motor vehicle recyclers and motor vehicle repair tradespersons; and consolidate the Delaers Act and the Repairers Act into one piece of legislation.
The majority of these amendments will commence on 1 December 2014 including:
Also commencing on 1 December 2014, the Motor Dealers and Repairers Regulation 2014 (No. 640 of 2014) (the Regulation)will provide for:
According to the Regulatory Impact Statement:
"The Regulation is necessary because the Motor Dealers and Repairers Act will introduce significant changes through a new legislative framework for the motor vehicle industry. Therefore, the current regulatory and administrative arrangements are no longer valid or effective."
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