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Illinois dealer franchise bill 1 step from governor

November 15, 2010

Illinois senators were scheduled May 14 to consider a House amendment to their bill to give more protection to dealers under the state’s motor vehicle franchise act.

Senate Bill 1417 passed a third reading in the House one day earlier. If senators approve the House amendment, the bill would go to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk.

Among other things, SB 1417 would force manufacturers that discontinue a brand to prove good cause before the Illinois Motor Vehicle Review Board before terminating any dealers. Also, such a manufacturer must buy back new vehicles, parts and equipment from franchised dealers.