H.Res. 713: Recognizing the significant contributions of United States automobile dealerships, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that in the interest of equity, automobile dealers whose franchises have been terminated through no fault of their

H.Res. 713

Recognizing the significant contributions of United States automobile dealerships, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that in the interest of equity, automobile dealers whose franchises have been terminated through no fault of their

Sponsor
Rep. Al Green

Date
May 19, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 713 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) on July 31, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 713 would resolve that:

  • "The House of Representatives recognizes the significant contributions of United States automobile dealerships;
  • "It is the sense of the House of Representatives that a quantifiable number of automobile dealerships which have been successful and are being closed not of their own doing, but instead as a function of the auto market as a whole, should be given an opportunity to obtain a dealership franchise when auto manufacturers seek new partners to open future dealerships in their respective geographic areas."