SB 329 Modifies provisions relating to motor vehicle franchise practices
Sponsor: Kehoe
LR Number: 1559S.01T Fiscal Notes
Committee: General Laws
Last Action: 7/11/2017 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S1921
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2017
House Handler: Kolkmeyer

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SB 329 - This act modifies provisions relating to motor vehicle franchise practices.

Currently, it is considered an unlawful practice under merchandising practices provisions of law to authorize a person to perform warranty service repairs unless the person is a franchisee unless the repair is an emergency repair or a repair under a fleet contract. This act also allows engine manufacturers who are not motor vehicle manufacturers to provide warranty service to engines that it manufactured, so long as such manufacturer does not control more than 7 facilities in this state, and so long as it provides its franchisees or dealers with access to support for completing repairs substantially equal to the support the manufacturer provides.

This act is substantially similar to HB 738 (2017).