Motorcycle franchises, dealers, manufacturers, and distributors; rights and duties. (HB839)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rights and duties of motorcycle franchises, dealers, manufacturers, and distributors. Makes substantially consistent between motor vehicle dealers and motorcycle dealers (i) the process by which the Department of Motor Vehicles (Department) reviews new or amended franchise or sales agreements offered in the Commonwealth; (ii) what qualifies as prohibited coercion of a retail dealer by a manufacturer or distributor; (iii) the prohibitions on a manufacturer's or distributor's discriminating against one dealer in favor of another; (iv) the obligations of all parties in regard to recalls, warranties, and sales incentives; (v) the process for mediation of disputes between parties to a franchise agreement; (vi) the prohibition on waiving certain dealer rights; (vii) the use of and limitations on manufacturer or distributor performance standards; (viii) the process for hearings before the Commissioner of the Department; and (ix) the rights of dealers to sell certain stock following the termination of the franchise. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102587D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB839)
01/25/2018Stricken from docket by Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)