Motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers; places limitations and conditions on relationship. (SB1191)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers.  Prohibits the requirement of site control agreements, franchise options, or advance voluntary termination as a condition of obtaining a franchise; protects motor vehicle dealers from requirements to construct improvements to replace recent improvements; clarifies the time within which a dealer may request a hearing in the event of a termination notice; prohibits the exercise of rights under a site control agreement, franchise options, or advance termination agreement that will result in the termination of the franchise of the dealer without a hearing to determine good cause if requested by the dealer; requires fair allocations of vehicles to same line-make dealers in the Commonwealth; requires a franchisors pecuniary interest in vendors that it designates; to require a franchisor to permit improvements by vendors of a dealers choice and to require disclosure of the franchisors pecuniary interest in vendors that it designates; and requires that in any hearing on a petition filed by a dealer that the franchisor has the burden of proof by a preponderance of the evidence. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103943D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/27/2011Reported from Transportation with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Committee substitute printed 11104635D-S1
01/31/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Passed by for the day
02/02/2011Read second time
02/02/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104635D-S1
02/02/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1191S1
02/03/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/08/2011Assigned Transportation sub: #1
02/15/2011Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Read second time
02/18/2011Read third time
02/18/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1191ER)
02/24/2011Signed by Speaker
02/24/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (SB1191ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 856 (effective 4/6/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0856)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.


stephen writes:

Will you get a new car for this bill?