2010 Senate Bill 1309 ↩
House Roll Call 346:
To impose additional restrictions on auto manufacturers seeking to downsize their dealer networks, including a 50 percent increase in the size of protected dealer "territories." Other provisions would prohibit manufacturers from having dealer contracts that have a disparate impact on low-volume dealers. The package that includes Senate Bill 1308 and House Bills 6099 and 6100 would generally strengthen provisions in this state's dealer protectionism laws, which essentially create a de facto “entitlement” for existing new car dealers to retain their status, regardless of market changes. They would also make litigation cost awards to a dealer who wins a complaint under this law optional rather than required.