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

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
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)
02/24/2011Enrolled
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
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)

Video

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.

Comments

stephen writes:

Will you get a new car for this bill?