75-10-501. Definitions. Unless the context requires
otherwise, in this part, the following definitions apply:
- (1) "Board" means the board of environmental review provided for in 2-15-3502.
- (2) "Component part" means any identifiable part of a discarded,
ruined, wrecked, or dismantled motor vehicle, including but not limited
to fenders, doors, hoods, engine blocks, motor parts, transmissions,
frames, axles, wheels, tires, and passenger compartment fixtures.
- (3) "Department" means the department of environmental quality
provided for in 2-15-3501.
(a) "Junk vehicle" means a motor vehicle, including component parts:
- (i) that is discarded, ruined, wrecked, or dismantled;
- (ii) that, except as provided in subsection (4)(b), is not
lawfully and validly licensed; and
- (iii) that remains inoperative or incapable of being driven.
- (b) If a vehicle is permanently registered under 61-3-562 and
meets the criteria for a junk vehicle under subsection (4)(a), the
vehicle is a junk vehicle.
- (5) "Motor vehicle graveyard" means a collection point established by a county for junk motor vehicles prior to their disposal.
- (6) "Motor vehicle wrecking facility" means:
- (a) a facility buying, selling, or dealing in four or more
vehicles per year, of a type required to be licensed, for the
purpose of wrecking, dismantling, disassembling, or substantially
changing the form of the motor vehicle; or
- (b) a facility that buys or sells component parts, in whole or in
part, and deals in secondhand motor vehicle parts. A facility that
buys or sells component parts of a motor vehicle, in whole or in
part, is a motor vehicle wrecking facility whether or not the buying
or selling price is based upon weight or any other type of
classification. The term does not include a garage where wrecked or
disabled motor vehicles are temporarily stored for a reasonable
period of time for inspection, repairs, or subsequent removal to a
- (7) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, company,
association, corporation, city, town, local governmental entity, or any
other governmental or private entity, whether organized for profit or
- (8) "Public view" means any point 6 feet above the surface of the
center of a public road from which junk vehicles can be seen.
- (9) "Shielding" means the construction or use of fencing or manmade or
natural barriers to conceal junk vehicles from public view.
History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 410, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 251, L. 1977; amd.
Sec. 1, Ch. 252, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 69-6801; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 28, L.
1983; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 572, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 196, Ch. 418, L. 1995; amd.
Secs. 529, 568, Ch. 546, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 265, L. 2007.
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