Auto Dealers Bill Heads To Hassan

May 30, 2013

The so-called Dealers bill of rights passed both chamber of the legislature by wide margins. And the State Senate agreed to House changes to the bill without debate. Prior to that vote  Senate Commerce committee Chairman Andy Sanborn said the bill has profited from input from all sides.

"I’d like to send our appreciation over to the house for doing all the work, the deep dive that we expect from them to make a good bill a better bill."

Among other things, the bill says manufacturers can only require dealers upgrade their facilities ever 15 years. The bill would also prohibit vehicle manufacturers from forcing dealers to use out of state contractors. It also gives dealers more say over their reimbursement for repair work carried out under manufacturer  warrantees.