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MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS ACT 1973 - SECT 19

19 .         Duration and renewal of authorisations

        (1)         Subject to this Act, an authorisation shall be valid and effectual for the purposes of this Act for such period not exceeding the period prescribed as shall be stated therein.

        (2)         When the Commissioner grants an authorisation, other than by way of renewal, the authorisation may be granted for such period, not exceeding the period prescribed under subsection (1), as the Commissioner thinks fit.

        (3)         If the holder of an authorisation applies to the Commissioner for the renewal of that authorisation, pays the appropriate prescribed fee and, in the case of an expired authorisation, pays any amount prescribed by way of penalty for a late application —

            (a)         not more than 2 months before the date on which the authorisation expires; and

            (b)         not more than 28 days after the date on which the authorisation expires,

                the Commissioner may renew the authorisation for a further prescribed period.

        (3a)         The renewal of an authorisation shall take effect on the day immediately succeeding the day on which the authorisation would have expired had it not been renewed or shall be taken for all purposes to have taken effect on the day immediately succeeding the day on which the previous authorisation expired, as the case requires.

        (3b)         Without limiting the application of section 18 and subsection (5) of this section, the Commissioner shall not renew an authorisation unless the applicant satisfies the requirements of section 15, 16, 17 or 17B, as the case requires.

        (4)         Subject to subsection (3a), an authorisation shall cease to be valid and effectual for the purposes of this Act —

            (a)         upon the expiration thereof or, if it has been renewed, upon the expiration of the period for which it has been renewed; and

            (aa)         if it is surrendered under section 19A; and

            (b)         during any period in which the holder or any joint holder thereof is disqualified from holding or obtaining such an authorisation.

        (5)         A person is not entitled to be granted an authorisation at any time during which he is disqualified from holding or obtaining such an authorisation.

        [Section 19 amended: No. 74 of 1975 s. 6; No. 87 of 1981 s. 7; No. 56 of 1995 s. 34; No. 10 of 1998 s. 53(1); No. 4 of 2002 s. 14; No. 8 of 2009 s. 94(2); No. 58 of 2010 s. 50.]



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