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Louisiana Citizens. Contact your State Senator now!!!

Discussion in 'Tesla' started by Lsutiger, May 18, 2017.

  1. Lsutiger

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    I just found out that the State House passed a bill (HB 167) banning Tesla from opening service centers in Louisiana. The Senate votes on Monday. Please everyone contact your State Senator ASAP and encourage them to vote NO!

    Here's a link to Tesla's form to contact your Senator.

    Keep Tesla growing in Louisiana!
     
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    You must have pulled up a bill from a prior year.

    Try googling Louisiana HB 167 2017
     
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  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Thank you for posting - encourage anyone with friends in Louisiana to make sure they know. If you have a facebook account, feel free to steal my post and get the info out there. Same with twitter.
     
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    You are right, I stand corrected. Here is the link to the new bill (only 3 pages for those who are interested).

    PS> Next time it may help to post a link to the bill on the gov website.
     
  6. Lsutiger

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    Looks like it passed the House unanimously. Very disturbing.

    What are the chances that Tesla will file a lawsuit if it becomes law?
     
  7. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Louisiana owners/reservation holders/EV enthusiasts - short notice, I know. But if you could mark your calendars to be at the State Capitol by 5:30pm on Monday, it would be appreciated.

    Members should be leaving around 6pm, so seeing a strong showing of owners is important. They may be swayed by lobbyists, but they know they don't get to keep their seat if constituents are unhappy with them.

    I will have more information regarding location beforehand, so please check back. I'll post as soon as I receive.

    (@Lsutiger -- please contact other owners / reservation holders / EV enthusiasts that you know in the area & see if they can also attend.)
     
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    And the results from the Senate vote?

    Thanks,
    Alan
     
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    The Tesla representatives are going to be there at 8 AM this morning.
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Thanks for the updated info, @kbM3.
     
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    I have no idea how is it legal for a legislature to prevent a car company from opening a service center. This is such blatant corruption
     
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    I agree. It just makes sick to my stomach to think about it.
     
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    They face a lot of influence from the motor vehicle dealer lobby. It is quite powerful, from what I hear.
     
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    Seems like a DCC issue. Dormant commerce clause.
     
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    Sad!! I hope this doesn't pass.
     
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    Delayed again.
     
  18. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I contacted Tesla to see if there was anything else that Louisiana citizens could do to help further. Here's part of the reply:

    "Yes, the vote has been pushed until tomorrow. The emails are great, but the calls into Senate offices are really having a big impact—the more of those we can get, the better.

    "They can either leave a message with the district office or the Senate switchboard letting them know they oppose HB 167 unless amended.

    "The Senate switchboard number is 225-342-2040 and district offices numbers can be found here. Louisiana State Senate - Senators By Name"

    So get on it! If you have facebook, post and ask people you know to make calls. Lobbyists can sway votes ... unless citizens speak up. Once they know you care, they will (sometimes) listen.

    Best of luck.
     
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  19. Doc Savage

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    So, how would one state how such an amendment should be worded in this instance? I must admit that I have sent an email stating my opposition to the bill, but I am unsure as to just how it stifles a Tesla Service Center (forever). I have read the bill but am unsure as to its content.
     

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