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2007-2008 Regular Session - HB 470
Georgia Lemon Law; enact
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to repeal Article 28 of Chapter 1 of Title 10 of the O.C.G.A., relating to motor vehicle warranty rights; to enact a new Article 28 of Chapter 1 of Title 10 to be known as the "Georgia Lemon Law"; to provide for a short title; to provide for legislative intent; to provide for definitions; to provide for documents and information to be provided to consumers; to provide for a duty of the manufacturer to repair and correct nonconformities; to provide for replacement or repurchase of nonconforming vehicles; to provide for an informal dispute settlement mechanism; to provide for arbitration; to provide for an appeal of the arbitration decision; to require exhaustion of remedies by the consumer; to provide for a new motor vehicle arbitration panel; to provide for resale of a nonconforming vehicle; to provide for collection of a consumer fee; to provide for new motor vehicle dealer liability; to provide for related matters; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
May/14/2008 - Effective Date
May/14/2008 - Act 696
May/14/2008 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/15/2008 - House Sent to Governor
Apr/04/2008 - Senate Agreed House Amend or Sub
Apr/02/2008 - House Agreed Senate Amend or Sub As Amended
Apr/01/2008 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Apr/01/2008 - Senate Third Read
Mar/27/2008 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/20/2008 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/11/2008 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/11/2008 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/11/2008 - House Third Readers
Mar/04/2008 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/21/2007 - House Second Readers
Feb/20/2007 - House First Readers
Feb/15/2007 - House Hopper
4/2/2008 House agrees to Senate Substitute as House amended
Apr/04/2008 - Senate Vote #975Yea(48)Nay(0)NV(4)
Apr/02/2008 - House Vote #1007Yea(152)Nay(0)NV(21)
Apr/01/2008 - Senate Vote #867Yea(50)Nay(0)NV(2)
Mar/11/2008 - House Vote #754Yea(165)Nay(0)NV(5)
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