House Bill 131

Phil Haunschild 2017 House bill ratings

Bill description: This bill would set fixed time periods after a conviction when a vehicle dealer would not be able to regain his license.

Rating: -1

Analyst’s Note: This bill would preclude individuals from regaining their license for crimes pertaining to their practice of business. Selling a vehicle after defacing its identification number is an example, as is failing to display a dealer or salesman license conspicuously. This is in addition to any felony relating to their business.

Does it directly or indirectly create or increase penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non- violent crimes? Conversely, does it eliminate or decrease penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non-violent crimes? 


This bill proposes an “Idaho licensed motor vehicle dealer or licensed motor vehicle salesman who is convicted of one (1) or more of the offenses set forth in subsection (1) of this section shall not be eligible to reapply for a motor vehicle dealer’s or salesman’s license until all outstanding customer complaints have been resolved to the department’s satisfaction and for the following time periods from the date of conviction: misdemeanor convictions: three (3) years for the first conviction and seven (7) years for every subsequent conviction; felony convictions: ten (10) years for the first conviction and ten (10) years for every subsequent conviction. The holder of a motor vehicle dealer’s license shall not be eligible to apply for a motor vehicle salesman’s license within the same time periods set forth in this subsection when convicted of one (1) or more of the offenses set forth in subsection (1) of this section.”  Upon the first conviction, even for a misdemeanor, a motor vehicle dealer or salesman would be barred from the business for three years. (-1)

Update: This bill was amended in the House on 3/2. As such the analysis has been updated to reflect the new language.