Business and Economy
1:16 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

House Passes 'Auto Dealers' Bill Of Rights'

In a floor vote Wednesday, the New Hampshire House passed a bill known around the state house as the “auto-dealers bill of rights.”

The bill puts limits on the demands vehicle manufacturers can make on dealers – ranging from compensation rates for parts to frequency of facility upgrades.

Democratic Representative Ed Butler of Carroll urged his colleagues to vote for the legislation.

If you knew as I do that this bill protects local dealers from unfair practices, and supports the rights of manufacturers in their relationship with dealers, would you please press the green button and support the 15-2 very bipartisan ought-to-pass recommendation by the commerce committee.

The house voted in favor of the bill by a wide margin: 338 to 30.  The bill will now go back to the Senate because of changes made in the House.