2000 Regular Session
By: Representatives Miles, Franks, Markham, Montgomery (15th), Ward
House Bill 356
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT FRANCHISORS OF MOTOR VEHICLES FROM FORCING ACCEPTANCES OF PRODUCTS NOT ORDERED OR DESIRED; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) Any franchisor of motor vehicles may not coerce, or attempt to coerce, any franchisee to accept delivery of any motor vehicle, parts, accessories or any other commodities connected therewith, which are not ordered by the franchisee; nor may such franchisor withhold or delay delivery of motor vehicles out of the ordinary course of business; discriminate against any franchisee by the allocation or through the withholding from delivery of certain models of motor vehicles ordered by a franchisee out of the ordinary course of business; or unfairly change or amend unilaterally a franchisee's allotment of motor vehicles or quota in a sales contest without reasonable cause. Any franchisor who violates this section shall be civilly liable for all costs incurred by a franchisee as a result of such violation.
(2) This section shall stand repealed from and after July 1, 2001.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2000.