Bill Text: IL HB2567 | 2017-2018 | 100th General Assembly | Veto Message

Bill Title: Creates the Transportation Act. Contains only a short title provision.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Failed) 2017-10-27 - Total Veto Stands - No Positive Action Taken [HB2567 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2017-HB2567-Veto_Message.html

August 25, 2017

To the Honorable Members of

The Illinois House of Representatives,

100th General Assembly:

Today, I veto House Bill 2567, which creates the Automobile Dealers’ License Task Force to study licensing and oversight of nontraditional vehicle dealers in Illinois.

Regulations for vehicle dealers in Illinois must be fair for traditional and nontraditional vehicle dealers. However, this bill excludes nontraditional vehicle dealers from participating on this new task force. Instead of creating a task force comprised of a diverse representation of the automobile dealers industry, this task force only welcomes traditional industry groups to have a seat at the table in this discussion. Unfortunately, this one-sided approach could facilitate damaging public policy that protects traditional automobile dealers at the expense of nontraditional dealers and, potentially, consumer and market preferences.

Illinois must encourage competition and innovation, which means embracing traditional and nontraditional business models that provide value to the people of Illinois. That requires including diverse perspectives and inviting traditional and nontraditional entities to have a say in market regulations, which this bill does not accomplish.

Therefore, pursuant to Section 9(b) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return House Bill 2567, entitled “AN ACT concerning transportation,” with the foregoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.


Bruce Rauner