Compromise Achieved on Controversial Car Buyers Bill of Rights


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(05/05/05)
Thursday, May 5, 2005

The Car Buyers Bill of Rights is now supported both by the car dealers industry and consumer protection groups.  As re-written the bill would allow used car buyers to pay a fee for a three-day “cooling off” period allowing them to return purchased cars during that time. 

Rosemary Shahan with Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety thanked the labor-backed Alliance for a Better California for gathering signatures for a similar initiative.  She says polling showed strong support and that made the difference.

 “It was knowing that the ballot was out there that shaped this debate this year and I’m really grateful for that.”

 The bill was approved by the full Assembly and will be debated next in Senate committees. Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed similar legislation last year. He said he hadn’t seen the compromise measure, and could not say yet whether he’ll support it.