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04/06/2018 03:15 PM House LABOR & COMMERCE

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-- Public Testimony --
Moved CSHB 136(TRA) Out of Committee
-- Public Testimony --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
Moved CSHB 264(L&C) Out of Committee
             HB 136-MOTOR VEHICLE DEALER FRANCHISES                                                                         
3:25:28 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR KITO  announced that the  first order of business  would be                                                               
HOUSE  BILL   NO.  136,  "An   Act  relating  to   motor  vehicle                                                               
franchises,  motor vehicle  transactions, motor  vehicle dealers,                                                               
motor vehicle manufacturers, and motor vehicle distributors."                                                                   
3:25:36 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN, Alaska  State Legislature, reintroduced HB
136  as prime  sponsor.   He said  the proposed  bill would  help                                                               
consumers  and  is  supported  by franchise  owners  and  is  not                                                               
opposed by industry.                                                                                                            
REPRESENTATIVE  SULLIVAN-LEONARD  asked  about opposition  to  HB
REPRESENTATIVE CLAMAN answered that  industry has not opposed the                                                               
current proposed bill.                                                                                                          
REPRESENTATIVE SULLIVAN-LEONARD asked whether  there had been any                                                               
comment opposing the proposal.                                                                                                  
REPRESENTATIVE  CLAMAN  answered  he   had  heard  only  positive                                                               
comments and  pointed out that  there were no  industry lobbyists                                                               
3:28:14 PM                                                                                                                    
STEVE   ALWINE,   Board    Member,   Alaska   Automobile   Dealer                                                               
Association,  testified  in support  of  HB  136.   He  said  the                                                               
proposed bill  would serve to  update the state's  franchise laws                                                               
which had  not been  updated since  2004.   It serves  to provide                                                               
reasonable protections to dealers and  the public. The bill would                                                               
address  warranties  and  dealer succession.  He  highlighted  it                                                               
would provide protections for consumers in outlying areas.                                                                      
3:30:14 PM                                                                                                                    
LESTER NICHOLS, Owner, Fairbanks  Nissan, testified in support of                                                               
HB 136.   He said  the bill would  help secure his  investment in                                                               
the business.  He praised the work of Representative Claman.                                                                    
3:32:06 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR KITO closed public testimony on HB 136.                                                                                   
CHAIR KITO remarked there is a revised fiscal note.                                                                             
3:32:42 PM                                                                                                                    
REPRESENTATIVE STUTES  moved to  report HB  136 out  of committee                                                               
with  individual  recommendations  and  the  accompanying  fiscal                                                               
notes.  There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                            

Document Name Date/Time Subjects
HB 264 Summary of changes from ver O to R.pdf HL&C 4/6/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 264
HB136 Fiscal Note LAW-CIV 4.4.18.pdf HL&C 4/6/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 136
HB264 Amendment R.1.pdf HL&C 4/6/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 264
HB264 Amendment R.4.pdf HL&C 4/6/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 264
HB264 Amendment R.3.pdf HL&C 4/6/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 264
HB264 Support Letters 4.6.18.pdf HL&C 4/6/2018 3:15:00 PM
HB 264