Assembly approves Dancer bill authorizing online car sales and e-signatures

Assembly approves Dancer bill authorizing online car sales and e-signatures

Ron Dancer

TRENTON, N.J. – As more car dealerships reinvent their sales strategies due to the pandemic shutdowns and to meet consumer demand for a less stressful sales experience, the state Assembly passed Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s bill authorizing online car sales and modernizing Motor Vehicle Commission practices.

“The coronavirus and related government policies have forced us to adapt and develop different ways of doing business,” said Dancer (R-Ocean). “Moving car sales online makes a lot of sense for car dealerships right now, and we need to update our laws and processes to account for electronic signatures and documentation.”

This bill (A5033) authorizes the online sales of motor vehicles by allowing dealers to obtain electronic signatures on documents required to complete such transactions in New Jersey. The MVC would have to accept electronically signed transaction documents and non-notarized signatures on any transaction documents completed by a licensed motor vehicle dealer.

“Online car sales offer a safer and more efficient way to buy a vehicle for both the customer and the dealer,” explained Dancer. “We can protect people’s health, meet customers’ demands, and help struggling dealerships by making government evolve with the industry.”

The bill goes to the Senate for further consideration.