HARRISBURG – Legislation strengthening Pennsylvania’s Fair Dealership Law was approved today by the state Senate, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).
Yaw, a co-sponsor to Senate Bill 1169, said the bill protects agriculture equipment dealers, many of which are independently owned, by allowing them to sell competing lines of equipment. Yaw cited the bill as a, “win-win for Pennsylvania dealers and consumers alike.”
Senate Bill 1169 amends the PA Fair Dealership Act of 1987 to better balance the relationship between local dealers and both manufacturers and suppliers. It ensures that local dealers are fairly compensated for time spent on repairs and recalls and prevents manufacturers from preventing a local dealer from purchasing equipment from a competing dealer or supplier. The bill also affords additional protections to local dealers.
Yaw was asked to support this bill by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the Pennsylvania State Grange who endorsed the legislation.
Senate Bill 1169 moves to the House of Representatives for consideration.
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