Auto dealer bonds now protect the broader public in New Hampshire thanks to new legislation. The new law is named SB 156 and adds extra protection to the bond that’s required of retail vehicle dealers, auto wholesale dealers, and utility dealers. Originally the required bond only protected individuals who purchased a vehicle from the dealer and experienced any losses as a result of the dealer’s actions. SB 156 states that the bond now protects a town, city, or the State if it encounters a loss as a result of a dealer failing to collect fees for motor vehicle registration, permit registration, registration transfer, and title applications.
Eric is the Chief Marketing Officer of JW Surety Bonds. With years of experience in the surety industry, he is also a contributing author to the surety bond blog.