Texas - SB2279 - 2017

Relating to the ownership, control, or operation of a franchised or nonfranchised dealer or dealership by certain manufacturers.

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Added On: 05-30-2017
Updated On: 02-25-2019
Primary Sponsor: Kelly Hancock (Republican)

Actions (11)

  • 04-18-2017 - Read first time
  • 04-18-2017 - Received by the Secretary of the Senate
  • 04-18-2017 - Referred to Business & Commerce
  • 04-18-2017 - Permission to introduce
  • 04-20-2017 - Committee report printed and distributed
  • 04-20-2017 - Reported favorably w/o amendments
  • 04-20-2017 - Considered in public hearing
  • 04-20-2017 - Testimony taken in committee
  • 04-20-2017 - Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
  • 04-27-2017 - Placed on intent calendar
  • 05-08-2017 - Not again placed on intent calendar

News (5)

As Tesla bills stall, Lege weighs loophole for Buffett - Austin American-Statesman
Published by statesman.com
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:52:10 GMT

The latest effort by Tesla Inc. to sell the electric cars that it makes directly to Texas consumers appears to have stalled in the Legislature, even as a bid by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to win an exception to the strict regulations ...

Warren Buffett and Elon Musk Square Off in a High-Stakes Texas Showdown - Money Magazine
Published by time.com
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:59:54 GMT

By Thursday, the bill pushed by Buffett, SB 2279, had been unanimously voted out of committee and onto the Senate floor. But the deadline for filing new bills was March 10. "Compared to the thousands of other bills slogging through at the Texas State ...

How Warren Buffett fast tracked a bill, yet no one wants to talk about it - KXAN.com
Published by kxan.com
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:31:33 GMT

Compared to the thousands of other bills slogging through at the Texas State Capitol, SB 2279 was turbo-charged. Other bills breaking down Texas' protectionist laws are frozen in the process. SB 2093 by Sen. Bob Hall, R-Edgewood, and HB 4236 by Rep.

Even in Texas, sometimes the billionaires lose - Texas Tribune
Published by texastribune.org
Wed, 17 May 2017 05:03:28 GMT

After billionaire Warren Buffett met with Gov. Greg Abbott and other top leaders, a bill to grant him a loophole from protectionist Texas auto laws seemed to be fast-tracked, until Tea Party activists found out about it. by Jay Root May 17, 2017 ...

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could face fines over Texas dealership law - MyStatesman.com
Published by mystatesman.com
Tue, 23 May 2017 21:56:15 GMT

Last month, however, Rachor appeared to acknowledge that Berkshire Hathaway was potentially sideways of the law during a public hearing at the state Capitol over Senate Bill 2279, a potential legislative fix that would have resolved the issue in ...