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Act 300 of 1974
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Act 300 of 1974

AN ACT to regulate the practice of servicing and repairing motor vehicles; to proscribe unfair and deceptive practices; to provide for training and certification of mechanics; to provide for the registration of motor vehicle repair facilities; to provide for enforcement; and to prescribe penalties.

History: 1974, Act 300, Eff. Apr. 1, 1975

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 257.1301SectionShort title.
Section 257.1302SectionDefinitions; A to L.
Section 257.1302aSectionDefinitions; M to W.
Section 257.1303SectionAct inapplicable to gasoline service stations exclusively engaged in selling motor fuel and lubricants; minor repair services subject to act; exception.
Section 257.1304SectionAct inapplicable to certain persons.
Section 257.1305SectionMotor vehicle repair facility; certified specialty or master mechanic required; inspection and approval of work performed by noncertified mechanic; waiver.
Section 257.1306SectionMotor vehicle repair facility; registration required.
Section 257.1306aSectionMotor vehicle repair facility providing BAIID service; approval of department; requirements; term; inspection.
Section 257.1307SectionProhibited conduct.
Section 257.1307aSectionProhibited conduct.
Section 257.1307bSectionProhibited conduct.
Section 257.1307cSectionProhibited conduct.
Section 257.1307dSectionProhibited conduct.
Section 257.1307eSectionProhibited conduct.
Section 257.1307fSectionProhibited conduct.
Section 257.1308SectionAdministration of act; nonaffiliation with facility.
Section 257.1309SectionPowers and duties of administrator; rules.
Section 257.1310SectionCertification as specialty mechanic; certification fee; initial specialty mechanic's certificate in BAIID service; examination; qualification certificate as master mechanic for automobiles, light trucks, or heavy-duty trucks.
Section 257.1310aSectionPerformance of BAIID service; certificate required; requirements; written installation verification.
Section 257.1310bSectionCertification as specialty or master mechanic for automobiles and light trucks or heavy-duty trucks; certification as master motorcycle mechanic; certification as recreational trailer mechanic; eligibility.
Section 257.1311SectionApplication for specialty or master mechanic's certificate; form; contents; terms; renewal.
Section 257.1312SectionExamination.
Section 257.1313SectionMechanic trainee permit; duration; supervision; educational institution.
Section 257.1313aSectionTraining to mechanics or mechanic trainees; approval of school, academy, or similar establishment; contract.
Section 257.1313bSectionDisplay of current and valid certificate; name and certification number to be affixed to statement of repairs; compliance with accepted motor vehicle repair industry standards; violation of subsection (3).
Section 257.1314SectionRegistration form; contents.
Section 257.1315SectionRegistration; expiration; renewal; operation pending renewal approval; fee; single registration form for more than 1 facility.
Section 257.1316SectionChange in ownership or name and address of facility; notice; owner as corporation; "change of ownership" defined.
Section 257.1317SectionInspection; "reasonable business records" defined.
Section 257.1318SectionRecords; inspection; "reasonable business records" defined; retention; time periods; records to be maintained by facility engaging in body work; contents; police book; dealer's license required.
Section 257.1318aSectionRecords of air bag sales, purchases, or acquisitions; period of time records required to be maintained.
Section 257.1319SectionLoss, destruction, or mutilation of registration, certificate, or trainee permit; replacement.
Section 257.1320SectionSpecialty or master mechanic certificate; date of approval; expiration; renewal; conduct pending renewal.
Section 257.1321SectionCease and desist order.
Section 257.1321aSectionSummary suspension of registration, certificate, or mechanic trainee permit; affidavit; hearing; setting aside, continuing, or modifying order of summary suspension.
Section 257.1322SectionAdministrative action against certain conduct; violation of subsection (1); powers of administrator; probation; conditions; other lawful remedies and sanctions.
Section 257.1323SectionAction by attorney general or county prosecutor.
Section 257.1324SectionNotice of alleged violation.
Section 257.1325SectionAction by administrator not restricted by expiration or absence of registration, certificate, or permit.
Section 257.1326SectionPublic or private investigation by administrator; additional powers of administrator.
Section 257.1327SectionVoluntary assurance of discontinuance of alleged violation.
Section 257.1328SectionOaths or affirmations; subpoena; order compelling compliance; contempt.
Section 257.1329SectionService of process.
Section 257.1330SectionFees.
Section 257.1331SectionActs or practices barring action on contract, action for collection of compensation, or assertion of lien; recovery of amount paid unregistered facility.
Section 257.1332SectionWritten estimate required; consent to excess charge; payment of actual cost if cost less than estimate; cost of returning vehicle to original condition; cost of diagnosis; waiver of rights; display of certificate of repair facility registration; inclusion of registration number on document.
Section 257.1332aSectionConsumer information sign.
Section 257.1333SectionRight to receive or inspect replaced parts; notice; exchange agreement; disposition of replaced parts; display of sign at entrance of facility.
Section 257.1334SectionWritten statement required upon return of repaired vehicle.
Section 257.1334aSectionWritten estimate not required if total cost less than $50.00; statement including actual cost of repairs.
Section 257.1335SectionFalse statement, misrepresentation, or failure to comply with cease and desist order.
Section 257.1336SectionLiability for damage or injury.
Section 257.1337SectionMechanic or mechanic trainee as agent; joint and several liability; right to contribution.
Section 257.1338SectionViolation; penalty.
Section 257.1339SectionRescission of R 257.101 to R 257.173.
Section 257.1340SectionDisposition of fees.
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