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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 39, MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC REGULATION
Section: 39:13-2.1: Qualification for full service license.
7. a. To qualify for a full service license an auto body repair facility shall:
(1) Have a building suitable for the conduct of all operations within the building, and a Certificate of Occupancy for an auto body repair facility issued by the applicable zoning authority. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, public operation as an auto body repair facility for a continuous period of five years shall create a presumption of compliance;
(2) Have all required licenses, permits and registrations required for the conduct of business including, but not limited to: a federal tax identification number; a New Jersey sales tax identification number; hazardous waste disposal systems that are in accordance with standards established by the State or federal government; stack permits; and any other licenses, permits and registrations as the director may find applicable;
(3) Maintain insurance coverage for damage to property and for liability arising from bodily injury, including, but not limited to: eligible garage liability or equivalent commercial general liability insurance in a minimum amount of $300,000 or a letter of credit in the amount of $300,000; garage keepers' liability insurance in a minimum amount of $50,000 or a letter of credit in the amount of $50,000; workers' compensation insurance coverage in the amounts required pursuant to R.S.34:15-1 et seq.; fire insurance, and any other coverage required by the director;
(4) Possess and maintain an auto body repair facility reference source for estimating the cost of repairs, which reference source is generally accepted by the auto body repair industry. The reference source may be in either book or computerized form;
(5) Possess and maintain equipment to safely raise and support vehicles for inspection and repair;
(6) Possess and maintain a metal inert gas welder;
(7) Possess, maintain and utilize for all spray painting:
(a) an enclosed area for refinishing which complies with all applicable safety, fire, environmental and other regulations;
(b) the means to supply fresh air to workers within the spray area when using materials that require breathable air to be supplied; and
(c) a filtration method to reduce particles from the air exhausted from the spray area which is established in accordance with standards established by the State or federal government;
(8) Have equipment necessary to perform or the means for performing structural repair including, but not limited to: equipment to make multiple body and chassis pulls to straighten damaged vehicle components; equipment to anchor a unibody vehicle at four points; a three dimensional measuring device suitable to measure structural dimensions of symmetrical and non-symmetrical vehicles; and dimensional guides appropriate to the vehicles being repaired;
(9) Have equipment necessary to perform or the means for performing vehicle four-wheel alignment;
(10) Have (a) equipment necessary to perform or the means for performing vehicle air conditioner servicing including the means to evacuate, recycle, and recharge refrigerants and (b) a technician-employee certified to perform such repairs;
(11) Have equipment necessary to perform or the means for performing mechanical repairs necessitated by collision damage; and
(12) Provide evidence that at least one employee or ten (10\%) percent, whichever is greater, of the employees performing repairs at the auto body repair facility have completed a recognized auto body repair related training course during the year immediately preceding the application for or renewal of licensure as a full service auto body repair facility. Training courses available through ICAR (Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair), the manufacturer's representative or a generally recognized auto body repair training program shall qualify to satisfy the requirement.
b. An auto body repair facility may, however, qualify for a full service license if it meets all of the conditions established by paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7) and (12) of subsection a. of this section and has a written agreement to subcontract with another auto body repair facility licensee or other party to perform the work for which the equipment set forth in paragraph (8), (9), (10) or (11) of subsection a. of this section is required provided, however, that the other party meets the requirements set forth in those paragraphs with regard to equipment or the means for performing the required tasks and training.
L.2001, c.53, s.7; amended 2011, c.127.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:51.
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