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This morning, in a UNANIMOUS vote on the floor on the Colorado State Senate, Senate Bill 240 (SB17-240), the Sunset Review bill re-authorizing the Auto Industry Division and the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board, passed on Second Reading. Among other things, and based on CADA priorities, Senate Bill 240:
Keeps Colorado’s new and used car dealers CLOSED on Sundays
Keeps salesperson’s licenses connected to the dealerships they serve (not independent brokers serving any/every dealership)
Retains Motor Vehicle Dealer Board (MVDB) review and recommendations regarding fee setting
Extends the next Sunset Review for ten (10) years, to 2027 (vs. seven recommey the Department of Regulatory Agencies)
Retains Motor Vehicle Dealer Board composition that includes three (3) new car dealer members, three (3) used car dealer members and three (3) public (non-industry) members
There are a few open issues that have been negotiated with the Department of Revenue - Auto Industry Division (DOR-AID) that need to be tweaked in committee in the Colorado House of Representatives.
Largely, SB17-240 passed in the form and structure supported by CADA’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) and Board of Directors. Though no victory laps are due until passage through the House and signature by the Governor, we are on our way with good momentum from today’s action.
Thanks are due to CADA Lobby Team, the Legislative Policy Committee, and elected leadership.
Stay tuned for further progress.