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SB 73 (BR 825) - E. Harris

     AN ACT relating to motor vehicle dealers.
     Amend KRS 190.046 to establish that a manufacturer or distributor shall not require a motor vehicle dealer to submit a claim sooner than 30 days after the dealer completes the preparation, delivery, or warrranty service authorizing the claim; establish a time schedule for payment of claims by the manufacturer or distributor; provide that a dealer shall not be required to maintain defective parts for more than 30 days after submission of a claim; establish that a manufacturer-sponsored or distributor shall compensate dealers for manufacturer or distributor-sponsored promotion events; establish time schedule for payment of claims made by dealers for promotion events; establish audit guidelines for manufacturers or distributors.


     SCS - Retain original provisions, except provide that payment for claims not disapproved in writing within 30 days shall be paid within 30 days rather than 15 days; establish that a dealer shall not be required to maintain defective parts for more than 30 days after payment of claim rather than 30 days after submission of claim; change the time frame for submission and payment of claims for manufacturer-sponsored or distributor-sponsored promotion events from 10 days to 30 days; establish that the manufacturer or distributor shall notify dealer and shall extend the time to submit a claim if incomplete, inaccurate, or missing information is discovered during an audit; establish that a dealer's failure to comply with specific requirements for processing a claim may not constitute grounds for denial or reduction of claim if the dealer presents reasonable documentation to substantiate the claim.
     SFA (1, E. Harris) - Clarify limitations on a manufacturer or distributor's ability to audit dealer compliance with programs.

     Jan 7-introduced in Senate
     Feb 1-taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S); to Transportation (S)
     Feb 2-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute
     Feb 8-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 9, 2011; 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 10-received in House
     Feb 14-to Transportation (H); posted in committee; posting waived
     Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 18, 2011
     Feb 18-3rd reading, passed 96-0; received in Senate
     Feb 23-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 4-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 3)

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