TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-5
Dealers', Manufacturers', and Rental Licenses

SECTION 31-5-23


§ 31-5-23 Grounds for denial, suspension, or revocation of license.

A license may be denied, suspended, or revoked on the following grounds:

(1) Proof of unfitness of the applicant.

(2) Material misstatement by the applicant in his or her application for a license.

(3) Willful failure of the applicant or licensee to comply with any provision of §§ 31-5-21 – 31-5-27, §§ 31-5.1-1 – 31-5.1-16, and/or any rule or regulation promulgated by the department in accordance with § 31-5.1-3.

(4) Because the applicant or licensee has indulged in any illegal act as determined by the department relating to his or her business.

(5) Because the applicant or licensee has coerced or attempted to coerce any motor vehicle dealer to accept delivery of any motor vehicle or vehicles, parts, or accessories for them, or any other commodities which shall not have been ordered by the dealer.

(6) Because the applicant or licensee has attempted to coerce, or has coerced, any motor vehicle dealer to enter into any agreement with the manufacturer, factory branch, distributor, or representative, as the case may be.

(7) Because the applicant or licensee has unfairly or without due regard to the equities of a motor vehicle dealer, or without just provocation, threatened to cancel the franchise of the motor vehicle dealer.

(8) Because the applicant or licensee has unfairly, or without due regard to the equities of a motor vehicle dealer, or without just provocation, cancelled the franchise of the motor vehicle dealer.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 8, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 31-5-23; P.L. 1989, ch. 174, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 44, art. 14, § 1.)