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HB 839 Motorcycle franchises, dealers, manufacturers, and distributors; rights and duties.

Introduced by: Christopher E. Collins | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Rights and duties of motorcycle franchises, dealers, manufacturers, and distributors. Makes substantially consistent between motor vehicle dealers and motorcycle dealers (i) the process by which the Department of Motor Vehicles (Department) reviews new or amended franchise or sales agreements offered in the Commonwealth; (ii) what qualifies as prohibited coercion of a retail dealer by a manufacturer or distributor; (iii) the prohibitions on a manufacturer's or distributor's discriminating against one dealer in favor of another; (iv) the obligations of all parties in regard to recalls, warranties, and sales incentives; (v) the process for mediation of disputes between parties to a franchise agreement; (vi) the prohibition on waiving certain dealer rights; (vii) the use of and limitations on manufacturer or distributor performance standards; (viii) the process for hearings before the Commissioner of the Department; and (ix) the rights of dealers to sell certain stock following the termination of the franchise.


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