Indiana - HB1592 - 2017

Automobile sales requirements. Provides that a manufacturer may sell directly to the general public only if the manufacturer was granted its initial license to sell new motor vehicles before July 1, 2015, and has established a warranty repair center in Indiana before January 1, 2018. Provides that a manufacturer may no longer sell directly to the general public if the manufacturer sells, conveys, or transfers a majority interest to another person that is required to be registered under this chapter.

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Added On: 04-05-2017
Updated On: 04-30-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsors: Michael Crider (Republican), Brandt Hershman (Republican), David Niezgodski (Democratic), Edmond Soliday (Republican), Andy Zay (Republican)

Actions (22)

  • 01-23-2017 - First reading: referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation
  • 01-23-2017 - Coauthored by Representative GiaQuinta
  • 01-23-2017 - Authored by Representative Soliday
  • 01-24-2017 - Representatives Morris and Smith, V. added as coauthors
  • 02-02-2017 - Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
  • 02-06-2017 - Representatives Frye and Candelaria Reardon added as coauthors
  • 02-06-2017 - Rule 105.1 suspended
  • 02-06-2017 - Second reading: ordered engrossed
  • 02-07-2017 - Senate sponsors: Senators Hershman, Crider and Niezgodski
  • 02-07-2017 - Third reading: passed; Roll Call 81: yeas 77, nays 20
  • 02-08-2017 - Referred to the Senate
  • 02-20-2017 - First reading: referred to Committee on Commerce and Technology
  • 03-14-2017 - Senator Zay added as cosponsor
  • 04-03-2017 - Committee report: do pass, adopted
  • 04-05-2017 - Second reading: ordered engrossed
  • 04-06-2017 - Returned to the House without amendments
  • 04-06-2017 - Third reading: passed; Roll Call 427: yeas 43, nays 5
  • 04-17-2017 - Signed by the Speaker
  • 04-18-2017 - Signed by the President Pro Tempore
  • 04-24-2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
  • 05-01-2017 - Public Law 260
  • 05-01-2017 - Signed by the Governor

Votes (4)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
02-02-2017House - Committee VoteHouse1210yes
02-07-2017House - Third readingHouse78193yes
03-30-2017Senate - Committee VoteSenate802yes
04-06-2017Senate - Third readingSenate4352yes

Sponsors (10)

News (4)

Tesla bill gets hearing Wednesday - The Statehouse File
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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 21:12:44 GMT

O'Connell said Tesla does not have any franchise dealer in Indiana, but instead has always sold directly to consumers. O'Connell said the car manufacturer's ... having any protections in place for the consumer.” Tepe said dealerships are responsible ...

Ind. Rep on so-called 'Tesla bill': 'It's not about Tesla' - WRTV Indianapolis
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Wed, 01 Feb 2017 19:50:06 GMT

Soliday decided to delay the vote for his controversial bill at Wednesday's meeting of the Indiana House Committee on Roads and Transportation. The bill, HB 1592, would prohibit car manufacturers from selling directly to the public, flying directly in ...

Bill to protect Tesla passes House - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
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Wed, 08 Feb 2017 06:13:50 GMT

“Today our state lawmakers cast a vote to protect Hoosier consumers and the nearly 50,000 jobs Indiana's auto dealers support. The Automobile Dealers Association of Indiana believes HB 1592 will further encourage competition and innovation. We will ...

Briggs: Indiana bill that doesn't mention Tesla is all about Tesla - Indianapolis Star
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Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:04:32 GMT

State Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, has filed legislation that would ban manufacturers of "all-electric vehicles" from selling directly to consumers. The bill, similar to legislation introduced last year, includes a list of criteria that explain what ...