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2020 House Bill 6233: Create exclusive Tesla exception to auto dealer cartel law
Introduced by Rep. Jason Sheppard (R) on September 16, 2020
To make an exception for Tesla in a state law that prohibits car makers from selling directly to a Michigan consumer. The law effectively prohibits a manufacturer from establishing a direct-to-consumer sales method, rather than networks of local dealers granted restricted territories for each brand. The bill is said to partially “codify” in law for Tesla only a previous court settlement that allowed Tesla and other electric car makers to market vehicles through a “gallery” type system\.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on September 16, 2020
Reported in the House on September 24, 2020
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.