House Passes NADA-Backed Legislation to Repeal Outdated Paperwork Mandate
Brian Hamilton – NADA
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by a vote of 405-0, an NADA-backed bill to repeal an unnecessary paperwork burden on small business automobile dealerships. The bill, H.R. 724, eliminates an outdated federal mandate requiring auto dealers to certify that new vehicles are Clean Air Act compliant. The legislation was introduced by U.S. Reps. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.), and has 105 bipartisan cosponsors. The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate for consideration.
Since 1981, franchised automobile dealers who sell a new vehicle have been required to provide purchasers with a government form that states the vehicle conforms to the Clean Air Act, even though all new cars and trucks must comply with the Clean Air Act before leaving the factory. H.R. 724 repeals this redundant mandate.
New-car and -truck buyers can still find documentation of a vehicle’s Clean Air Act compliance under the hood of the vehicle, on the Internet, or in the owner’s manual and supplements.
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