GNYADA November 2015 Newsletter

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

NOVEMBER 2015 Volume 25, Issue 6

1 GNYADA Dealers Meet with Federal Legislators at D.C. Conference


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Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was one of several D.C. legislators whom the Association group met with at the Washington Conference.

More than 500 dealers from across the U.S. were briefed on federal issues facing the industry and held face-to-face discus- sions with their representatives, at the recent NADA Conference in Washington. A group of GNYADA members, dealer principals and Association staff took the trip to D.C. to volunteer their time and par- ticipate again this year. The key issue of focus for dealers was a bill known as H.R. 1737, to reform the CFPB’s overreach into dealer-assisted financing. Dealers urged House Members to support the bill, which was successfully passed on November 18th, by a vote of 332-96.

Dealers also vocalized opposition to two bills affecting vehicle recalls, and GNYADA projects that both of those measures will be rejected based on the pressure that industry members applied at the conference. One issue involves a leg- islative amendment proposed by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) that would force dealers to ground all preowned vehi- cles subject to a recall. Another, offered by Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), would prevent dealers from renting any vehicle with an open recall. Dealers voiced oppo- sition here, because the bills fail to differ- entiate between recalls that are safety relat- ed and those that have little to no impact on safety, such as an insignificant typo in the owner’s manual.

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