Recalled motor vehicles; disclosures by and compensation of dealers. (HB1232)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recalled motor vehicles. Requires a used motor vehicle dealer to disclose whether a used vehicle sold at retail has been recalled and, if the used vehicle is subject to a recall that remains unremedied at the time of sale, inform the buyer of the process for remediating the recall. The bill requires a manufacturer or distributor who establishes a program that prohibits dealers from selling used motor vehicles that have been issued a safety recall and remain unremedied to provide a remedy for each such vehicle or to compensate the dealer for costs when such program is enforced through penalty or loss of benefits. The bill requires a manufacturer or distributor to compensate dealers for recall repairs on the same basis as warranty repairs. Finally, the bill prohibits a manufacturer or distributor from using performance measurements to the detriment of a dealer when the dealer has vehicles it cannot deliver by law or by manufacturer or distributor program or directive. Violations of these provisions are subject to a civil penalty by the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board not to exceed $1,000 per violation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104123D
01/19/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/25/2016Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/2016Assigned Tansportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/2016Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/04/2016Committee substitute printed 16104992D-H1
02/04/2016Reported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Read first time
02/08/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1232H1)
02/08/2016Passed by for the day
02/09/2016Floor substitute printed 16105382D-H2 (Habeeb)
02/09/2016Read second time
02/09/2016Committee substitute rejected 16104992D-H1
02/09/2016Substitute by Delegate Habeeb agreed to 16105382D-H2
02/09/2016Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB1232H2
02/10/2016Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/10/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/11/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1232H2)
02/24/2016Reported from Transportation (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1232ER)
03/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1232ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/11/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 432 (effective 7/1/16)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0432)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0432)