§ 5-38.5-6. Applications for licenses.
(a) Application for motor vehicle glass repair shop licenses shall be made to the department of business regulation in any form the department requires and shall be accompanied by the required fee and evidence of financial responsibility. In the application, the department:
(1) Shall require the name and address of the applicant and of any person having financial interest, direct or indirect, in the business to be conducted by the applicant, identify at least one natural person who is in charge of the operations of the applicant, and such other information as the director shall require; and
(2) May require information relating to the applicant's financial standing, the applicant's business integrity, whether the applicant has an established place of business, whether the applicant is properly able to conduct the business of a motor vehicle glass repair shop, and any other pertinent information consistent with the safeguarding of the public interest in the locations in which the applicant proposes to engage in business, all of which may be considered by the department in determining whether the granting of that application is in the public interest.
(b) A person applying for licensing or renewal as a licensed motor vehicle glass repair shop shall:
(1)(i) Maintain a physical place of business within the state at which it has indoor facilities suitable to perform motor vehicle glass repair services and from which it may lawfully dispatch mobile service vans with the intention of performing glass repair services on a mobile basis; or
(ii) If providing motor vehicle glass repair services on a mobile-only basis, have access to indoor facilities licensed or subject to regulation under chapters 38, 38.3, or 38.5 of title 5 or chapter 5 of title 31 at which services must be performed indoors during inclement weather, in accordance with the resin and adhesive manufacturer instructions, as well as ANSI standards.
(2) If using a mobile service van, register and insure such van as a commercial vehicle;
(3) If providing motor vehicle glass repair services, possess and maintain in working order, the equipment necessary to provide motor vehicle windshield glass stone chip repair;
(4) If providing motor vehicle glass repair services, possess and maintain the equipment necessary to perform motor vehicle glass replacement services;
(5) Obtain all required local, state, and federal licenses and permits, including a state sales tax identification number and a federal tax identification number;
(6) Not subcontract or sublet motor vehicle glass repair services to any other person or entity not in the employ of the licensed motor vehicle glass repair shop unless such person or entity is also a duly licensed motor vehicle glass repair shop.
(P.L. 2015, ch. 146, § 1.)