GNYADA June 2019 Newsletter

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For Dealer Principals / General Managers / Sales Managers The Newsletter A Publication of Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association

JUNE 2019 Volume 29, Issue 3

1 Attendees Start Their Car-Buying Journey In Huge Numbers at this Year’s Show Over 50 New and Innovative Product Launches in 2019


Broker Bill Priority for 2019 Legislative Session page 2 DMV Upholds NY Franchise Law page 3 Dealer Employees Steal More Than $10 Million Plus page 4 Avoid DMV Violations – Only Collect Lien Fees from Lenders page 6

NY Rules for Interns & Hiring Minors page 8

Turn Your Roof or Lot into a Solar Profit Center page 9 Questions from the Field page 11

Highlighted by a strong lineup of over 50 world and North American debuts across just about every segment during the New York Auto Show Press Preview, the continuing trend of domi- nance from the powerful crossover and SUV categories garnered much of the public and media’s attention. Following the Show’s press and industry days, more than one million visitors started their car-buying journey at the 2019 New York Automobile Show. The Show was offi- cially opened by New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, acting DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder, and members of the GNYADA Board of Directors.

Showroom-Ready Crossovers and SUVs Dominate; While Luxury Looms Large

While the larger models may have been a big draw at this year’s Press Preview, the Show had an exciting lineup of debuts including a range of new sedans, sports cars, electric vehicles and hot new concept cars. The impressive list of product reveals and the amount of media coverage had consumers excited about visiting the Show and checking out all the latest cars, trucks and crossovers for themselves. (continued on page 2)

NYC Says “Shut the Front Door” page 12

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