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Global Automakers Submits Testimony in Opposition to Alaska Franchise Bill

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February 24, 2017

Global Automakers submitted written testimony in opposition to Alaska SB 47 which seeks to overhaul of Alaska’s automobile franchise laws, dramatically altering the current contractual relationship between automobile manufacturers and independently franchised dealers in the State. Global Automakers' testimony states that SB 47, if enacted, could harm  consumers in Alaska by giving dealers the rights to operate from sub-standard facilities and locations, contrary to their agreements with automobile manufacturers.  The bill also seeks to deprive manufacturers of determining which persons may represent their brand, considerably affecting the value of those brands, as well as allow dealers to bypass a manufacturer’s contractual right to review ownership transfers.

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