(625 ILCS 5/5-100) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5-100)
    Sec. 5-100. Definitions. For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words shall have the meanings ascribed to them as follows:
    "Additional place of business" means a place owned or leased and occupied by the dealer in addition to its established place of business, at which the dealer conducts or intends to conduct business on a permanent or long term basis. The term does not include an area where an off site sale or exhibition is conducted. The Secretary of State shall adopt guidelines for the administration and enforcement of this definition by rule.
    "Display exhibition" means a temporary display of vehicles by a dealer licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102, at a location at which no vehicles are offered for sale, that is conducted at a place other than the dealer's established and additional places of business.
    "Established place of business" means the place owned or leased and occupied by any person duly licensed or required to be licensed as a dealer for the purpose of engaging in selling, buying, bartering, displaying, exchanging or dealing in, on consignment or otherwise, vehicles and their essential parts and for such other ancillary purposes as may be permitted by the Secretary by rule. It shall include an office in which the dealer's records shall be separate and distinct from any other business or tenant which may occupy space in the same building except as provided in Section 5-101.1. This office shall not be located in a house trailer, residence, tent, temporary stand, temporary address, room or rooms in a hotel or rooming house, nor the premises occupied by a single or multiple unit residence. The established place of business of a scrap processor shall be the fixed location where the scrap processor maintains its principal place of business. The Secretary of State shall, by rule and regulation, adopt guidelines for the administration and enforcement of this definition, such as, but not limited to issues concerning the required hours of operation, describing where vehicles are displayed and offered for sale, where books and records are maintained and requirements for the fulfillment of warranties. A dealer may have an additional place of business as defined under this Section.
    "Motor vehicle financing affiliate" means a business organization registered to do business in Illinois that, pursuant to a written contract with either (1) a single new or used motor vehicle dealer or (2) a single group of new or used motor vehicle dealers that share a common ownership within the group, purchases new or used motor vehicles on behalf of the dealer or group of dealers and then sells, transfers, or assigns those motor vehicles to the dealer or group of dealers. The motor vehicle financing affiliate must be incorporated or organized solely to purchase new or used vehicles on behalf of the new or used motor vehicle dealer or group of dealers with which it has contracted, shall not sell motor vehicles at retail, shall perform only those business functions related to the purchasing of motor vehicles and selling, transferring, or assigning those motor vehicles to the dealer or group of dealers. The motor vehicle financing affiliate must be licensed under the provisions of Section 5-101.1 and must not be licensed as a new or used motor vehicle dealer.
    "Off site sale" means the temporary display and sale of vehicles, for a period of not more than 7 calendar days (excluding Sundays), by a dealer licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102 at a place other than the dealer's established and additional places of business.
    "Relevant market area", for a new vehicle dealer licensed under Section 5-101 and for a used vehicle dealer licensed under Section 5-102, means the area within 10 miles of the established or additional place of business of the dealer located in a county with a population of 300,000 or more, or within 15 miles if the established place of business is located in a county with a population of less than 300,000.
    "Trade show exhibition" means a temporary display of vehicles, by dealers licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102, or any other person as defined in subsection (c) of Section 5-102.1, at a location at which no vehicles are offered for sale that is conducted at a place other than the dealer's established and additional places of business. In order for a display exhibition to be considered a trade show exhibition, it must be participated in by at least 3 dealers, 2 of which must be licensed under Section 5-101 or 5-102; and a trade show exhibition of new vehicles shall only be participated in by licensed new vehicle dealers at least 2 of which must be licensed under Section 5-101.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98; 91-415, eff. 1-1-00.)