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Regulation of Motor Vehicle Sales (19-22)

Business & Economic Development
Transportation & Motor Vehicles

In the United States, one of the largest purchases a person makes besides a home is a motor vehicle.  To protect consumers and promote trust in the motor vehicle industry, states and the federal government regulate the manufacturing, safety, and sale of motor vehicles.  This issue brief discusses federal consumer protection laws, motor vehicle dealer regulations in Colorado, and Colorado franchise, Sunday closing, and so-called “lemon laws.”

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details