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Another Anti Tesla bill in Indiana

Discussion in 'Tesla' started by Railhawk52, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Railhawk52

    Railhawk52 Member

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    Indiana State Representatives are at it again! House Bill 1592 (different from the one last summer) has been filed by Rep. Ed Soliday.

    From the article:

    "State Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, has filed legislation that would ban manufacturers of "all-electric vehicles" from selling directly to consumers."

    The Indy Star goes on to say that the bill's rules would only apply to one car manufacturer...Tesla. Ugh. Looks like we've got another fight brewing in Indiana over Tesla.

    Briggs: Indiana bill that doesn't mention Tesla is all about Tesla
     
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  3. eyemdphd

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    I attended the hearing yesterday. Our folks did a really good job. Many dealerships represented. The hearing was recessed after the primary dealer (the last witness to testify) stated he had no problem with Tesla and was mainly concerned with Chinese imports potentially coming in. The Chairman asked him if he was willing to work out a compromise and he said yes. The Chairman said he would work on some amendments and present them this morning. I watched the meeting this morning via the legislature webcast. Bottom line is, if I heard it correctly, is that Tesla is grandfathered out of this legislation. (The amendments are not yet posted).
     
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  4. PJFW8

    PJFW8 waiting impatiently for Model 3

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    The amendment is posted elsewhere. It passed 9 to 1 and exempts Tesla!
     
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  5. eyemdphd

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    We still have to vigilant, as the bill has more steps before it is passed. This was just a committee reading. Stay tuned.
     
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