DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Vehicle dealers and franchises. Make it an unfair practice (for which the secretary of state may revoke a state issued license and an injured dealer may sue for compensatory damages or injunctive relief) for a vehicle manufacturer or distributor to perform certain acts with respect to a dealer without good cause, with the burden of proof on the existence of good cause being on the manufacturer or distributor. Makes it an unfair practice for a manufacturer or distributor, directly or indirectly, to impose unreasonable restrictions on a dealer or franchisee relative to certain business transactions among the parties. Makes it an unfair practice for a manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, or franchisor to fail without good cause to renew a franchise on terms equally available to all dealers of the manufacturer, wholesaler, distributor, or franchisor, or to terminate a franchise or restrict the transfer of a franchise before the franchisee receives a fair and reasonable compensation for the value of the business and business premises.