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$1 Trillion Infrastructure Package Adds In Auto Safety, EV Provisions

The U.S. Senate passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill on a bipartisan 69-30 vote. The vote came after months of negotiations and debate.

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Provision in New Tax Bill May Benefit Dealers

A provision in the act will grant dealers an additional $8,000 in first year-depreciation for certain business vehicles purchased in 2015. However, to use the provision in 2015, dealers must purchase qualifying vehicles before Dec. 31, 2015. The additional $8,000 continues into 2016 and 2017 but will be gradually phased out starting in 2018, according to the NADA.

Bill Aimed at Texas Reinsurance Regulations to Become Law

A bill supported by GSFSGroup will become law on Sept. 1, effectively aligning Texas reinsurance law more closely with regulations in other states.

House Committee Passes Bill to Repeal CFPB's Auto Lending Guidance

This week, a U.S. House committee passed H.R. 1737, a bipartisan bill that aims to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 2013 guidance on dealer participation.

NADA Urges Dealers to Oppose Recall Amendment

An amendment rejected by the Senate Commerce Committee last week that would have barred dealers from selling recalled vehicles could be attached to a multi-year highway funding bill, the NADA warns.

House Votes to Eliminate DOJ’s Use of Disparate Impact

The House passed an amendment Wednesday that would bar the Department of Justice from using funds for litigation in which the regulator seeks to apply the disparate impact theory.

FTC Calls on States to Lift Direct-to-Consumer Sales Bans

A new Michigan bill that would allow ‘autocycle’ manufacturer Elio Motors to sell directly to consumers spurs the Federal Trade Commission to urge all states to lift bans on direct-to-consumer sales.

Second Bill Aimed at Reining in the CFPB Passes House by 401-2 Vote

Three days after a bipartisan bill aimed at repealing the CFPB’s March 2013 dealer participation guidance was introduced, the House passed a second bill that would open the bureau’s committee meetings to Congress and the public.

CFPB Faces Mounting Criticism, New Bipartisan Bill

On the same day The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed piece critical of the CFPB’s targeting of the indirect auto finance channel, a bipartisan bill was introduced that aims to repeal the bureau’s guidance on dealer participation.

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NIADA Takes on Oregon BHPH Legislation

The NIADA, its newly-formed BHPH Commission and Oregon’s independent dealer association are tackling legislation the industry believes could damage the ability of high-risk consumers to purchase cars in the state.

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