GNYADA August 2017 Newsletter

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1 GNYADA Meets with Governor's Team to Build 2018 Dealer Agenda

AUGUST 2017 Volume 27, Issue 4


Q&A with Terri Egan page 2

NYC Passes Salary-History Bill page 3

NADA Director’s Column page 4

Dealer Advertising in the Cord-Cutting Era page 6 DMV Changes Used Car Bond Requirements page 7 Automotive High School Students Get an In-Depth Dealership Tour page 10

that a strong Franchise System protects customers as well as dealers, and also reported on the success that franchised dealerships have had in selling zero emission vehicles since the State launched its ZEV rebate incentive program in March. Final Push for Broker Bill In the waning hours of the 2017 Legislative Session, both Houses of the State Legislature overwhelmingly passed GNYADA’s bill to regulate brokers and leasing companies. This legislation was another important step in dealing with the broker issue, but it is not the last. GNYADA has continued to speak with leg- islators about additional requirements that are necessary in order to rein in these unli- censed operations; however, it is important to keep the issue moving forward by getting this bill enacted into law, so that appropriate next steps can be taken.

Governor Cuomo invited GNYADA to meet with his Transportation Team to discuss the legislative and regulatory priorities for fran- chised new car dealers in 2018. At the meeting, GNYADA, along with NYSADA, spoke with the Team, consisting of top staff from the Policy, Counsel, and Budget Offices to inform them about the major issues facing new car dealers. GNYADA raised three priorities to the Passing recall legislation to reimburse dealers for costs associated with storing and insuring vehicles with open recalls. The Association also emphasized the need for a statewide standard for disclos- ing recalls to consumers. Protecting the Franchise Law and push- ing back against Tesla’s expansion efforts in New York. GNYADA communicated n n Transportation Team. These were: Increasing the Doc Fee and the Inspection Fee. n

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