Vehicle dealers, protests, hearings
DEALERS AND SALESMEN LICENSING – Amends and adds to existing law to revise provisions regarding termination, cancellation, and renewal of franchise agreements and related protests, hearings, and costs.

RS30254 / H0128

This legislation seeks to strengthen the independence of Idaho’s Auto Dealers and protect the balanced contractual relationship between theses retailers and the large international manufacturers. This Legislation provides an update to Title 49 Chapter 16 of Idaho Code relating to auto dealer franchise agreements, including termination or non-renewal requirements, protest requirements and adds provisions for mediation of disputes.

There is no anticipated impact on the general fund.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/13 Introduced, read first time, referred to JRA for Printing
02/14 Reported Printed and Referred to Transportation & Defense
03/01 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/02 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/03 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 64-3-3
AYES – Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew, Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehardt, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Galaviz, Gallagher, Gannon, Garner, Handy, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Kingsley(Crawford), Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, Mathias, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wheeler, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – Hawkins, Redman, Scott
Absent – Green, Horman, Nash
Floor Sponsor - Mitchell
Title apvd - to Senate
03/06 Received from the House passed; filed for first reading
Introduced, read first time; referred to: Transportation
03/09 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
03/10 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
03/14 Retained on calendar
03/15 Read third time in full – PASSED - 25-8-2
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hartgen, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Taylor, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow
NAYS – Bjerke, Carlson, Foreman, Hart, Herndon, Lenney, Nichols, Zuiderveld
Absent and excused – Semmelroth, Toews
Floor Sponsor - Okuniewicz
Title apvd - to House
03/16 Returned from Senate Passed; to JRA for Enrolling
03/17 Reported Enrolled; Signed by Speaker; Transmitted to Senate
03/20 Received from the House enrolled/signed by Speaker
Signed by President; returned to House
Returned Signed by the President; Ordered Transmitted to Governor
03/21 Delivered to Governor at 4:20 p.m. on March 20, 2023
03/24 Reported Signed by Governor on March 23, 2023
Session Law Chapter 122
Effective: 03/23/2023