open-ended provision that will allow them to operate stores as factory stores. Senate Sponsor Change While the original sponsor of the bill in the Senate, Senator Lee Zeldin, has stepped back as he begins a time- consuming a run for Congress this year, Senator Tom Libous (R- Binghamton), the Deputy Leader of the Senate Republican Conference, and a long-time supporter of dealers and the auto industry, has taken over the sponsorship of the bill in the Senate.
ment that dealers receive “credit” for sales outside the dealerships’ RMAs.
GNYADA efforts to rally dealers to support amendments to the New York Motor Vehicle Dealer Franchise Law (A.7844-A/Gantt – S.6797/Libous) have helped to move the bill to the floor of the State Assembly for a vote. It could be voted on at any time. This bill will clarify and update cur- rent franchise law by adding a num- ber of important dealer protections, including limits on the frequency of required facility improvements; a clarified prohibition against the establishment of new factory stores; authority for dealers to sell non-fac- tory service contracts; and a require-
GNYADA’s efforts making headway
GNYADA has met with the Governor and with his staff, who have told us that they are supportive of the bill. In addition, dealers have been responding to emails and faxes from GNYADA by calling and emailing to legislators to express support for the bill. Legislators have told us that dealers’ calls and letters have had a definite impact. There is significant opposition by Tesla, which has stated it wants an
3 Dealer Preview Reception Celebrates 50 Years of Beatlemania Fab Cars and Groovy Music
This year’s Dealer Preview Reception will take place on Thursday evening on April 17, 2014. GNYADA, New Jersey and Connecticut dealers and their guests will have the opportunity for a pre-opening viewing of the Auto Show. Celebrating 50 years since the Beatles landed at JFK to take the U.S. by storm, GNYADA will have both the music and the vehicles of the 1960s “British Invasion” pro- vided by the LeMay Museum. The VIP Reception for dealers will kick-off the evening from 5pm- 7pm. The Show floor will be open to guests from 4pm-10pm. Contact: Ann@gnyada.com or call 718.746.5900 for more details.
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