April 23, 2013



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IN THIS ISSUE

a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

NADA's 2013 Dealership Workforce Study In-Progress

 

a DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Auto Industry News at a Glance

 

REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Emission Exemption for New Vehicles to Change from Four Years to Seven in 2015

 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Colorado FMLA Bill Passes Colorado Legislature

CADA Bill Tracker

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

KPA Weekly Webinar

Upcoming Seminars


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming Events

Leadership Program of the Rockies


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

Share Your Accomplishmens

 

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.



NADA'S 2013 DEALERSHIP WORKFORCE STUDY IN-PROGRESS
www.NADAworkforcestudy.com

Deadline is Tuesday, April 30th!

Curious to know how your dealership’scompensation and benefits package stacks up? Ever stop to analyze your retention and turnover rates as a tool to recruit and retain top talent? That analysis can helpguide development of innovative pay plans, benefits, and business structure adjustments. a

NADA’s 2013 Dealership Workforce Study isn’t the compensation study of yesteryear.  This robust initiative collects data from dealerships across the United States and provides extensive comparative data on dealership position pay averages, hours of operation trends, retention and turnover percentages, as well as health and retirement benefits.

There is no cost to participate! Car and truck dealerships that participate are eligible to receive:     

  • Basic Report – a custom report that presents your dealership’s compensation, benefits, and retention averages compared to the national and regional industry—COMPLIMENTARY!
  • Enhanced Report – a premium custom report that presents your dealership’s compensation, benefits, and retention averages compared to your franchise and local market
  • Industry Report – a comprehensive report with critical economic factors and analysis—COMPLIMENTARY!

It’s easy!a
1.      Go to www.NADAworkforcestudy.com
2.      Enroll using your NADA/ATD Member ID
3.      Complete a simple online survey
4.      Upload your payroll data file securely to our secure site

New for 2013: Dealer Group participation has been simplified and streamlined. Enroll one store and submit survey and payroll data for all dealerships within your group. Instructions are provided on the Workforce Study website.

Finally, this study will provide CADA with vital data and trends to better enable us to impact industry issues on your behalf.

Go to www.NADAworkforcestudy.com to get started. The DEADLINE is Tuesday, April 30!

Questions? Call CADA at 303.831.1722 or call NADA Customer Service at 800.557.6232.



EMISSION EXEMPTION FOR NEW VEHICLES TO CHANGE FROM FOUR YEARS TO SEVEN IN 2015

Changes to regulations adopted late last year by the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission will extend the current emission exemption for new vehicles from four years to seven years starting in 2015.  According to the Commission, this is the longest exemption period of any similar emissions program in the country.  

CLICK HERE for the state press release. 

The delay in effective date to January 1, 2015 is to allow time for the required legislative and Environmental Protection Agency approvals. The Colorado Department of Revenue also will need to make significant alterations to the vehicle registration system to accommodate the changes.

Other changes adopted by the commission include:

  • the use of on-board diagnostics testing for the two inspection cycles following the expiration of the model year exemption
  • elimination of the visual inspection as part of the overall procedure for 1996-and-newer vehicles.

As a reminder, emission exempt stickers (currently four-years) must be affixed to any new vehicle that will initially be registered in one of the emissions-program testing areas, currently:

Gas vehicle: If the buyer lives in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Larimer, and Weld counties, the dealer is required to affix a window sticker at the time of sale.

Diesel vehicle: If the buyer lives in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Larimer, Weld, and El Paso* counties, the dealer is required to affix a TEEV window sticker at the time of sale.
*NOTE that El Paso is not within the gas vehicle testing program area, but it is within the diesel area.

Some additional reminders regarding the four-year exemption time-period and related requirements:

For resale of cars within the four-year exemption: Both new and used car dealers that sell a used vehicle that is still within the four year exemption do not need to provide an emissions inspection or voucher at time of sale, if there is more than 12 months remaining on the exemption. This four-year period is calculated as follows:

For other than the initial owner (or a dealer re-selling a trade-in) the four-year exemption applies until the car is in the fourth year of the exemption, as calculated from Jan. 1st of the original model year. So, if the model year is 2001, and the car is sold ANY TIME in 2004, the car would fall under emissions testing, and a voucher or passing test is due from the dealership. For example, even if the car was sold in Dec. 2001, the exempt years include ’01,’02, ’03, and then ’04 is the 4th year, and the exemption is expired.

Visit the prior article, Emission Exempt Sticker - Title / Name Change, Open Road, June 19, 2012 for a re-cap of various articles covering emission testing requirements and dealer obligations.

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If you have questions on any legal or regulatory topic, please contact:

Tammi McCoy, VP, tammi.mccoy@coloradodealers.org, 303.282.1449

Tim Jackson, President, tim.jackson@coloradodealers.org, 303.282.1448

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

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COLORADO FMLA BILL PASSES COLORADO LEGISLATURE

by Tina Harkness 

MSEC has been tracking the progress of Colorado House Bill 13-1222, known as the “Family Care Act.” This bill will expand the group of family members that employees can take family and medical leave to care for. You may recall that this bill was amended significantly mid-March due to opposition from business groups. As originally drafted, the bill would have guaranteed 12 weeks of job-protected leave for employees to care for their grandparents, in-laws, adult children, uncles, cousins, and civil-union partners or domestic partners who have a serious health condition. As amended, the bill only includes civil-union partners and domestic partners. Domestic partners are recognized in Denver and Boulder, and civil unions will be recognized statewide beginning May 1 based on recently passed legislation.

The amended version of the bill has passed both the Colorado House and Senate and will be sent to the governor for his signature. If signed, the bill is set to go into effect 90 days after the end of the legislative session. Assuming the session ends as scheduled on May 8, 2013, the effective date will be August 7, 2013. If, however, a referendum petition is filed against the Act or a section of the Act, the Act or that section will not take effect unless approved by voters in the November 2014 general election.

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CADA BILL TRACKER

Follow the Colorado Auto Dealers Bill Tracker HERE!

CLICK HERE for a copy of SB13-265.



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

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 Marsha Temple at 303.457.5123 or marsha.temple@coloradodealers.org



Event Description
Date/Time
Location

Leadership Program of the Rockies

...education and grounding for emerging leaders on the key principles of American civilization


Friday, May 10, 2013

12:00 p.m.

Oxford Hotel downtown Denver


LEADERSHIP PROGRAM OF THE ROCKIES

Friday, May 10, 2013
12:00 p.m.

Oxford Hotel downtown Denver

CADA and dealers have a first-hand opportunity to present our industry to the current class.  The Leadership Program of the Rockies provides  education and grounding for emerging leaders on the key principles of American civilization – free enterprise, the rule of law, and limited government.  Prior graduates now occupy many positions of leadership and elected offices across Colorado

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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.



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