We scoffed at the consumer protections aspect of this ‘aftermarket’ legislation. How is raising the cost of repairs and limiting choices in a market environment seen as ‘protection?’
Rick Snyder, often criticized on these pages did one right. The veto of HB4344 assures that a strong aftermarket industry remains in Michigan. He opines:
I support much of the modernization of the Act that HB 4344 includes, as well as limiting structural parts that are proven to impact safety. However, I am unable to sign this bill because it overreaches in the limitation of aftermarket parts negatively impacting consumers and creating the potential for negative consequences for Michigan’s automotive industry. Accordingly, I am returning HB 4344 to you without signature.
Now perhaps we start looking at other protectionist legislation?