DE SB229 | 2011-2012 | 146th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-3)
Status: Passed on July 27 2012 - 100% progression
Action: 2012-07-27 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


In light of the recent upheaval in the retail automobile industry in recent years, many states have revised their motor vehicle franchise bill to better regulate the relationship between automobile dealers and their manufacturers. This Bill updates Delaware law to provide automobile dealers with more certainty regarding compensation when a manufacturer terminates a dealer, to ensure dealers receive reasonable compensation from the manufacturer for completing warranty repairs, standardizes the distances allowed between dealerships in all three counties, places limits on how frequently a manufacturer may require a dealer to significantly modify their facilities and limits the manner in which a manufacturer may use and disseminate customer information received from a dealer.

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An Act To Amend Title 6 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Motor Vehicle Franchising Practices.


Roll Calls

2012-06-26 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2012-06-12 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2012-07-27 Signed by Governor
2012-06-26 Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 40 YES 0 NO 1 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2012-06-26 Amendment HA 1 - Stricken
2012-06-26 Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2012-06-19 Reported Out of Committee (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/BANKING/INSURANCE/COMMERCE) in House with 3 Favorable, 4 On Its Merits
2012-06-13 Introduced and Assigned to Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee in House
2012-06-12 Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2012-06-12 Amendment SA 1 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2012-06-12 Amendment SA 1 - Introduced in Senate
2012-06-06 Reported Out of Committee (SMALL BUSINESS) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
2012-05-16 Assigned to Small Business Committee in Senate

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