LaSata Car Dealership Bill Sent To The Governor

State Senator Kim LaSata’s bill to ease some of the state rules on car dealerships is now on the governor’s desk awaiting final approval. LaSata’s office tells us the bill concerns the hours that Class A and B dealerships are required to operate. Current law requires car dealers to be open to customers at least 30 hours per week, 52 weeks a year. Senate Bill 128 would reduce that requirement to 48 weeks per year and remove the hours of operation restrictions for the remaining four weeks of the year. LaSata says the current rules were brought to her attention by a constituent in the 21st Senate District who was unable to give his employees paid time off during last year’s Christmas season because of current state law. She adds her bill would also give dealerships more flexibility in general.