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Our Glorious Chamber of People's Deputies in Missouri: Live from The Roasterie CLXXII: May 12, 2014

Cliff Weathers: Missouri May Be the Next State to Ban Tesla Motors: "The state's auto dealers proposed new language in an existing bill...

...that would force consumers to buy new cars and trucks only through franchised dealerships. The bill, HB 1124... was passed by the state's House in mid April... reemerged with the new language aimed to stop Tesla from selling cars. This Senate version passed with no public consultation whatsoever, and will likely move to the House floor for a final vote, essentially without debate....

The amendment also attempts to redefine the word "franchisor" to mean "manufacturer".... This goes beyond automotive dealers trying to protect their existing monopolies - this legislation seeks to create a new car-sales monopoly...

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