January Session, 2015
LCO No. 8050
REP. SHABAN, 135th Dist.
REP. SAMPSON, 80th Dist.
REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd Dist.
"AN ACT CONCERNING THE LICENSING OF NEW AND USED CAR DEALERS. "
Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:
"Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a task force to study the best ways to accommodate sales by automobile manufacturers that do not currently have a franchise agreement with any dealer in this state. Such study shall include, but need not be limited to, the extent to which allowing direct sales of automobiles to consumers would acknowledge changes in the automotive sales marketplace and permit consumers to benefit from emerging technologies, delivery systems and sales structures, while preserving the ability of all manufacturers and dealers to compete in the automotive sales marketplace.
(b) The task force shall consist of the following members:
(1) Two appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;
(2) Two appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;
(3) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives;
(4) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate;
(5) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;
(6) One appointed by the minority leader of the Senate;
(7) The Attorney General or a designee; and
(8) The Commissioners of Motor Vehicles and Consumer Protection, or the designee of each such commissioner.
(c) Members of the task force appointed under subsection (b) of this section shall include representatives from manufacturers whose business plan provides for direct sales of motor vehicles to consumers, car dealers and consumer groups.
(d) All appointments to the task force shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.
(e) The speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate shall select the chairpersons of the task force from among the members of the task force. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.
(f) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation shall serve as administrative staff of the task force.
(g) Not later than January 1, 2016, the task force shall submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to transportation, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. The task force shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or January 1, 2016, whichever is later. "
This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections: