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We should all go to Albany and protest the new bill in NYS Assembly this week or next

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by AprilDelivery??, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. AprilDelivery??

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    I think we should all get together and go to Albany to protest this new Anti-Tesla Bill in NY State Assembly . What is a good day this Wednesday or Thursday or next Monday July 1 when the bill goes for a vote? I already contacted my State Assembly Member. We drive in our Tesla's and meet in front of the Capitol Building like they did in Texas and other state with similar legislation. If we lose that means even some of us who NY Registrtion may not have Tesla service centers because they may close them down!
     
  2. Smallfootprint

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    I sent a letter to my State Senator as well. If we can find a charging option in Albany that's reasonably fast (it's 150miles each way for me) I'd consider making the trek.
     
  3. gvillager

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    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-06-22/new-york-lawmakers-set-aside-bill-threatening-tesla-sales.html

    They are also proposing an exception for Tesla. We should still fight it even if they bill goes to the assembly with the exception in place.

     
  4. Krugerrand

    Krugerrand Active Member

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    It can't be depended on that both pass as a set. Have to stay on top of this.
     
  5. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    “Tesla’s investment in New York has been to rent store fronts in malls with a handful of employees,” the letter said.

    At least they are honest. Translation "Tesla has found a way to do what we do cheaper and with less people"
     
  6. LiteWait

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    I will be in Albany next week for vacation... Well not Albany but nearby... Unfortunately my Tesla will be staying in Houston. I will be keeping an eye out on the forums and if anything goes down I will be there.

    I called Senator Hugh Farley's office last week on behalf of my mother to let him know I was against Bill No A07844A: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?def...mmary=Y&Text=Y

    I told him that I was against the bill for one simple reason: If you decrease competition for something then the consumer will be worse off, plain and simple. Increasing competition will ultimately benefit the consumer. A07844A constrains competition.
     
  7. JohnQ

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    Well, yeah, except for the service center in Queens ... oh, and the one in White Plains, too.
     

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