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Senate Roll Call 604 on
2014 House Bill 5606: Expand "protectionist" auto dealer provision

Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on October 2, 2014.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To prohibit vehicle makers from preventing a dealer from tacking on extra "document preparation" fees. The bill amends a law that empowers the state to enforce exclusive new car dealer “territories” and regulate the terms of commercial relationships between dealers and manufacturers. The Senate added a provision to prohibit marketing cars made by a particular company except through a dealer in the state that is "franchised" by the manufacturer to sell and service its cars. Reportedly this is Michigan's contribution to a campaign by incumbent automakers to restrict direct marketing to consumers of electric cars made by the Tesla company.

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IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Ananich (D)Anderson (D)Bieda (D)Gregory (D)Hood (D)
Hopgood (D)Hunter (D)Johnson (D)Smith (D)Warren (D)
Young (D)    

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Booher (R)Brandenburg (R)Casperson (R)Caswell (R)Colbeck (R)
Emmons (R)Green (R)Hansen (R)Hildenbrand (R)Hune (R)
Jansen (R)Jones (R)Kahn (R)Kowall (R)Marleau (R)
Meekhof (R)Moolenaar (R)Nofs (R)Pappageorge (R)Pavlov (R)
Proos (R)Richardville (R)Robertson (R)Rocca (R)Schuitmaker (R)
Walker (R)    


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS
none


SENATE LEGISLATORS ORDERED BY NAME

Y    Ananich (D-27)Y    Anderson (D-6)Y    Bieda (D-9)Y    Booher (R-35)
Y    Brandenburg (R-11)Y    Casperson (R-38)Y    Caswell (R-16)Y    Colbeck (R-7)
Y    Emmons (R-33)Y    Green (R-31)Y    Gregory (D-14)Y    Hansen (R-34)
Y    Hildenbrand (R-29)Y    Hood (D-3)Y    Hopgood (D-8)Y    Hune (R-22)
Y    Hunter (D-5)Y    Jansen (R-28)Y    Johnson (D-2)Y    Jones (R-24)
Y    Kahn (R-32)Y    Kowall (R-15)Y    Marleau (R-12)Y    Meekhof (R-30)
Y    Moolenaar (R-36)Y    Nofs (R-19)Y    Pappageorge (R-13)Y    Pavlov (R-25)
Y    Proos (R-21)Y    Richardville (R-17)Y    Robertson (R-26)Y    Rocca (R-10)
Y    Schuitmaker (R-20)Y    Smith (D-4)Y    Walker (R-37)Y    Warren (D-18)
Y    Young (D-1)   


Senate Roll Call 604 on 2014 House Bill 5606