June 5, 2012

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2012 CHARITY PREVIEW PARTY

IN THIS ISSUE

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

2012 Business Tax Symposium - Dept. of Revenue

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

NADA Supports Bill To Eliminate Obsolete Mandate That Requires NHTSA To Distribute Insurance Data Booklets To Dealers

CADA Bill Tracker

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Unclaimed Property Workshops
KPA Weekly Webinar

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

CADA Annual Member Golf Event

Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Mark Elliott Murray Passes Away

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THE AFTERFACT

All the News That's Fit to Email!


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CADA Open Road is now beginning its sixth year of service, providing uninterrupted weekly news and information for Colorado automotive professionals to better compete in our industry, since January 3, 2007.


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 AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS AT A GLANCE

Listed here are several articles pertaining to the
auto industry in general that appeared recently in newspapers and other media outlets across the nation.



…more news articles are included at the end of this issue.




2012 BUSINESS TAX SYMPOSIUM - DEPT. OF REVENUE
Re-Run from Dec. 6, 2011 Issue of Open Road

Back by Popular Demand: The Colorado Department of Revenue (D.O.R.) offers an All-Day Business Tax Symposium in Denver

Representatives from several home-rule cities and the state combine forces to provide information surrounding tax laws applicable to their jurisdictions. Even if you are not physically located in these jurisdictions, you may be establishing a nexus, or business presence in these jurisdictions, which means you might be required to collect the local taxes on sales transactions.

At this symposium, you will be able to attend seven local home-rule city sessions that will cover the rules and requirements applicable to those jurisdictions when selling/purchasing in those jurisdictions, in addition to a state session covering some of the myths on this topic. Continuing professional education (CPE) credits are available.

Date: Friday, July 6, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Denver City Marriott, 1701 California Street, Denver

Note: Pre-registration will be required and reservation forms will be accepted by postal mail only.

2012 Business Tax Symposium Registration Form

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DISCLAIMER: CADA is not authorized to dispense legal advice.The information contained in this weekly email is intended to provide important updates and reminders regarding statutes, litigation, and regulations. CADA always advises that dealers should consult legal counsel on the specifics of any laws or regulations to ensure proper compliance



NADA SUPPORTS BILL TO ELIMINATE OBSOLETE MANDATE THAT REQUIRES NHTSA TO DISTRIBUTE INSURANCE DATA BOOKLETS TO DEALERS

Legislation introduced Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives repeals an obsolete mandate that requires the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to print and distribute an insurance report to more than 17,500 new-car dealerships across the country, which is mailed through the U.S. Post Office. The “Relative Collision Insurance Cost Information” booklet sought to provide car buyers with insurance data on the cost of repairing new vehicles. Under a 1972 law, NHTSA is required to collect, prepare, print and distribute the report to new-car dealerships. Dealers are required to provide it to their customers upon request. NADA, in a recent survey of 815 of its members, found that 96 percent of dealers reported that none of their customers had ever asked to see the booklet. NHTSA has been publishing the booklet since 1991. “The reality in dealer showrooms needs to be recognized,” said NADA President Phil Brady. “This government mandate should be eliminated.”

Source: NADA Newsroom

Editor's note: NADA is urging dealers to help build support for H.R. 5648, the Owens-Harper Obsolete Mandate bill, by asking their U.S. Representatives to cosponsor the legislation. The U.S. Representatives' offices can be reached through the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121.

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CADA BILL TRACKER

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KPA WEEKLY WEBINAR: 
Covers an Environment & Safety or an HR topic each week

Every Thursday
 
10:00-11:00am (MST)

CLICK HERE for upcoming topics and to register!

Previously recorded webinars are also available at the above link.

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aTO REGISTER ONLINE FOR ANY CADA
SEMINAR OR EVENT, PLEASE VISIT:

www.coloradodealers.org/registration
Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Unclaimed Property Workshops

By CO Department of Treasury

Various dates and times in June


CLICK for listing.

RSVP:  Call (303) 866-6039 or email shannon.smith@state.co.us

KPA Weekly Webinar

Covers an Environment & Safety or an HR topic each week


Every Thursday  

10:00-11:00am (MST)


CLICK HERE for upcoming topics and to register!

Previously recorded webinars are also available at the above link.

If you have a particular area of interest or would like to suggest a training seminar topic, please contact Lauren Stadler at 303.457.5123 or lauren.stadler@coloradodealers.org


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Event Description
Date/Time
Location

CADA Annual Member Golf Event



Monday, September 17, 2012

 

Colorado Golf Club
8000 Preservation Trail
Parker, CO  80134

*More Details Coming Soon*




MARK ELLIOTT MURRAY PASSES AWAY

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LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Have you or anyone else at your dealership won an award recently? Have you or your dealership provided any outstanding community service? We want to recognize such accomplishments. Please send us a brief write-up of the award or event along with any other information to milestones@coloradodealers.org. Also include your contact information for further follow-up.


THE AFTERFACT

  • CNBC: Tougher laws needed to save teen drivers
    MSNBC, June 3
    A new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says states could substantially cut the number of deadly car crashes involving teen drivers if they put more restrictions on licensing teens.
  • California can't get enough of the Chevy Volt as sales surge
    Detroit Free Press, June 5
    Just a few weeks after General Motors curbed production of Volts, Chevrolet dealers in California are scrambling to get the extended-range electric cars on their lots as sales surge because of special state incentives for electric vehicles and West Coast gas still above $4 a gallon.
  • Ford shows off updated F-150 full-size pickup truck
    Detroit Free Press, June 5
    Ford used a meeting of the Future Farmers of America in Texas on Monday to show the updated 2013 F-150 that will go on sale this fall against a Dodge Ram with a new V6 engine.
  • Nissan hires ex-Audi executive to run Infiniti brand
    The Detroit News, June 4
    Nissan Motor Co. has hired Johan De Nysschen, former president of Audi's fast-growing U.S. operations, to head its premium Infiniti brand.
  • Electric Car Road Rage
    Forbes, June 4
    I’m sitting at a cafe Saturday night waiting for my Ford Focus Electric to charge at a downtown Berkeley parking garage when the car sends me a text: “Tuxedo Black CA 3801 had an accidental unplug while charging.”
  • 'Eco' models aren't worth the money, study shows
    MSNBC, June 1
    Hoping to squeeze every last mile out of a gallon of gas?  Automakers have been launching a flood of new “eco” models designed to do just that.  But a new report warns that the minimal extra mileage isn’t worth the hefty price tag – which in some cases would require as much as 38 years of driving to recover in terms of lower fuel costs.
  • Ford Escape: Kick Up Your Suburban Heels
    The Wall Street Journal, June 1
    If you've ever seen an episode of "So You Think You Can Dance?" you know that most of America can't. Dance, that is. So the newly redesigned Ford Escape should make things interesting.
  • Audi Of Americas Head Moves To Infiniti
    Forbes, June 4
    The Audi of Americas head announced his departure last week just before a major shuffle within the ranks at Volkswagen. He will serve there as senior vice president of Nissan Motor Company in charge of the Infiniti division.
  • Butt-buzzing Cadillac is shaking up its image
    MSNBC, June 1
    Cadillac is hoping to shake thing up – quite literally – with the launch of its new flagship sedan. 

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