|January 8, 2013 01:14 PM
|Senator Timothy J. Solobay
|All Senate members
|Multiple location auto sales
|In the near future, I will be re-introducing legislation that amends the Board of Vehicles Act to allow licensed vehicle salespersons to utilize their license to sell vehicles for up to three separate dealers.
As you may know, the Board of Vehicles Act of 1983 prohibits licensed vehicle salespersons from selling vehicles for more than one licensed automotive dealer. My legislation will change this limitation from one dealership to no more than three, allowing licensed individuals the opportunity to work at multiple locations. In instances where a salesperson sells at multiple locations, all dealerships involved would be required to provide written consent.
Many salesperson positions with licensed automotive dealerships are paid on a commission basis. In hard economic times, these individuals are left with severely decreased incomes when vehicle sales plummet. By providing licensed vehicle salespersons with more options for work, we are protecting them and their families from financial hardship.
This legislation was SB 1230 of the 2011-12 session. Previous cosponsors include: Mensch, Boscola, and Fontana.
Introduced as SB397