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BMW Leader Blasts Push to Phase Out Gas Powered Vehicles

BMW Board Chair Olive Zipse says the move will put vehicle ownership out of reach for many people, and could be politically dangerous.

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Representatives Revive Bipartisan Effort for Self-driving Vehicle Legislation

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives have launched a bipartisan effort to spur legislative efforts that support self-driving vehicles.

$1 Trillion Infrastructure Package Adds In Auto Safety, EV Provisions

The U.S. Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on a bipartisan 69-30 vote. The vote came after months of negotiations and debate.

Health Care Reform From the Dealer Perspective

The Trump administration has shifted its focus to tax reform, but the need to fix health care remains. Learn what’s at stake for dealers and other business owners.

Tax Reform From the Dealer Perspective

Join the conversation about President Trump’s proposed changes to the tax code with a dealer-oriented primer on corporate tax rates, capital investment deductibility, and the estate tax.

Provision in New Tax Bill May Benefit Dealers

A provision in the act will grant dealers an additional $8,000 in first year-depreciation for certain business vehicles purchased in 2015. However, to use the provision in 2015, dealers must purchase qualifying vehicles before Dec. 31, 2015. The additional $8,000 continues into 2016 and 2017 but will be gradually phased out starting in 2018, according to the NADA.

Bill Aimed at Texas Reinsurance Regulations to Become Law

A bill supported by GSFSGroup will become law on Sept. 1, effectively aligning Texas reinsurance law more closely with regulations in other states.

CFPB Faces Mounting Criticism, New Bipartisan Bill

On the same day The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed piece critical of the CFPB’s targeting of the indirect auto finance channel, a bipartisan bill was introduced that aims to repeal the bureau’s guidance on dealer participation.

The Battle of Sacramento

In 2012, California’s capital was the site of a yearlong battle between state lawmakers and buy here, pay here dealers. Two new laws designed to protect consumers are now on the books, and dealers say they’re causing headaches on both sides of the sale.

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NIADA Takes on Oregon BHPH Legislation

The NIADA, its newly-formed BHPH Commission and Oregon’s independent dealer association are tackling legislation the industry believes could damage the ability of high-risk consumers to purchase cars in the state.

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