RVIA team to tackle critical legislative issues

UNITED STATES — When the new state sessions begin in just a matter of weeks, the RV Industry Association State Government Affairs team will capitalize on preparations made this fall to further the State Legislative Agenda. In 2019, the team will continue the initiative to ensure that all 50 states have franchise laws in place which correctly address the unique relationship between RV manufacturers and RV dealers.

A critical step in securing enactment of an RV-specific law, in addition to participation of RV dealers, is gaining the buy-in of the state motor vehicle board or commission that is tasked with oversight of the manufacturer/dealer relationship. The RVIA’s long-standing relationship with the National Association of Motor Vehicles Boards and Commissions, and participation in its annual conference, has cleared the way to move forward with RV-specific laws in the 2019 target states.

In addition to enacting RV-specific laws, protecting the industry from onerous lemon laws is a key priority of the state team. These lemon law administrators are integral to solving lemon law issues in the states and will be important during the upcoming sessions.

A recent initiative that will be a priority in 2019 is the creation of Offices of Outdoor Recreation in all 50 states. This is a joint initiative with other Outdoor Recreation Roundtable members and with our partners at the state RV associations. The team is hopeful to add more such offices in the states or enhance offices that already exist.

For questions or more information on the State Team’s 2019 plans, please contact Christine Siksa at csiksa@rvia.org or (571) 665-5870.

SOURCE: RVIA News & Insights

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt

Ronnie Wendt has been a writer/editor for more than 25 years, working in law enforcement, aviation, supply chain and the RV industry. She's not a stranger to RVs, however. She grew up camping, and still camps as many weekends as she can every year. She is the owner of In Good Company Communications and can be reached at ingoodcompanycommunications@gmail.com.

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