§ 63-17-81. License of salesman.
Every motor vehicle salesman shall have his license upon his person, or displayed at his place of employment, except as hereinafter provided, when engaged in his business, and shall display the same upon request. The name and business address of the employer of such salesman shall be stated on the license.
In case of a change of employer the following procedure shall be adhered to:
- The licensee shall within three (3) days following such change mail or deliver his license to the commission for its endorsement of such change thereon. The license shall be accompanied by a fee of Two Dollars and Fifty Cents ($2.50) for endorsing each such change of employer and a written statement of the licensee setting forth the name and business address of his new employer, the date his employment terminated with his last employer, and the date his employment commenced with his new employer.
- The last employer of the licensee shall, within three (3) days following the termination of employment of the licensee, make a report to the commission setting forth the reason or reasons why the services of the licensee were terminated and such other information as may be required by the commission.
- Upon receipt by the commission of the licensee's license and fee and his last employer's report, the commission shall immediately make an appropriate endorsement on said license showing the change of employer and mail the license, as endorsed, to the licensee unless the commission has grounds to believe and does believe that the licensee is no longer qualified under the provisions of the Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission Law as a motor vehicle salesman. Under such circumstances the commission shall immediately notify him and his new employer in writing that a hearing will be held for the purpose of determining whether his license should be revoked or suspended, specifying the grounds for revocation or suspension, as the case may be, and the time and place for the hearing. Such hearing and any and all appeals by the licensee with respect thereto shall be in accordance with the provisions of Sections 63-17-89 through 63-17-99.
- If, after the commission receives the licensee's license and fee and his last employer's report, the executive director of the commission cannot for any reason endorse and mail to the licensee his license within a period of three (3) days following the receipt by the commission of the licensee's license and fee and his last employer's report, then and in that event he shall mail to the licensee a permit in such form as the commission shall prescribe, which permit shall serve in lieu of a license until such time as the commission endorses and mails the license to the licensee or until such time as the licensee's license is revoked or suspended in accordance with the provisions of the Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission Law. If the license is ultimately revoked or suspended then immediately upon such revocation or suspension the licensee shall return said permit to the commission for cancellation.
- The commission shall maintain a permanent file with respect to each licensed motor vehicle salesman. Each such file shall contain all pertinent information with respect to the fitness and qualifications of each such licensee for the use by the commission in from time to time determining whether his license should be revoked or suspended.
There is no intent under the Mississippi Motor Vehicle Commission Law to prevent a salesman who has not previously been licensed or a transferee salesman from selling during the time required to process his application. Such applicant shall be allowed to sell from the date of employment as long as he and his dealer follow the procedure for license application.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, § 8071.7-05; Laws, 1970, ch. 478, § 5; reenacted without change, 1983, ch. 344, § 16; reenacted without change, 1991, ch. 305, § 16; Laws, 1994, ch. 399, § 8, eff from and after July 1, 1994.