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Idaho Legislators at Odds Over Proposed Dealer Rule

February 10, 2015

BOISE, Idaho — The House Transportation and Defense Committee narrowly affirmed regulations on Feb. 4 that would mandate how long car dealerships should be open each week. Rep. Kathy Sims (R-Coeur d’Alene), a dealer herself, called the move “terrible” and said it would needlessly burden small dealers, IdahoWatchdog.org reports.

The rule would require dealers to be open at least 20 hours a week and to report working hours to the Idaho Transportation Department. The Senate Transportation Committee initially stripped the rule of the time requirement, but because the House panel affirmed the rules, they stay in place unless a change in language passes both legislative bodies.

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  1. 1. Bubba B [ February 11, 2015 @ 10:05AM ]

    ? This is bizarre... are there really dealers that stay open less than 20 hours per week? Is this a big problem in Idaho?

 

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