Heavy Equipment Dealer Act; agreements and exclusivity. (HB143)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Heavy Equipment Dealer Act. Provides that, under the Heavy Equipment Dealer Act, a supplier's refusal to continue with a dealer an agreement that is expiring in accordance with its terms constitutes a refusal to continue or renew the agreement even if the supplier offers to enter into a replacement agreement with such dealer. The bill removes the exception to the Act's notification requirements for agreement amendments for cases where the supplier uniformly amends agreements as to all dealers of the supplier in question in all states in which the supplier is marketing its products. The bill also prohibits a supplier from prohibiting a dealer from purchasing equipment manufactured by another supplier for purposes of rental or resale to the dealer's customers or from directly or indirectly discriminating or taking adverse action against, or otherwise penalizing, any dealer that purchases equipment or repair parts manufactured by another supplier for purposes of rental or resale to the dealer's customers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102899D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/18/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2023
02/15/2022Left in Commerce and Energy

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