Existing law defines an “automobile dismantler” as a person who is engaged in the business of buying, selling, or dealing in vehicles that are required to be registered under the Vehicle Code, for the purpose of dismantling the vehicles, buys or sells the integral parts and component materials of those vehicles, or deals in used motor vehicle parts, as specified. The definition of “automobile dismantler” also includes a person who keeps or maintains on property owned by the person, or under their possession or control, 2 or more unregistered motor vehicles no longer intended for, or in condition for, legal use on the highways, as specified. Existing law makes it a crime for a person to act as an automobile dismantler without having an established place of business, meeting specified requirements, and having a current, valid license or temporary permit issued by the Department of Motor
This bill would revise the definition of an automobile dismantler to include a person who keeps or maintains 2 or more used catalytic converters that are not attached to a motor vehicle on property owned by the person, or under their possession or control, for any of the above-described purposes. By expanding the definition of an automobile dismantler, the bill would expand the scope of an existing crime, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.