FEBRUARY 6, 2008


IN THIS ISSUE

  DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

     - THIS WEEK: Join Us for the Colorado

       Dealers' Breakfast in San Francisco

     - Automotive News at a Glance


  LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

     - Clunkers Get Pass with Plates

     - CADA to meet with Department of

       Public Health and Environment on

       Upcoming Climate Action Plan


  REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

     - REMINDER: State Affidavit Required

       for All New Employees

     - Title Processing: Odometer Q&A

       Regarding Kilometers


  CALENDAR OF EVENTS
     - Upcoming Events

  DEALER MILESTONES,
     HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

     - Pueblo Dealership Expands

     - Farewell After 50 Good Years

     - Let Us Know About YOUR
       
Accomplishments!

 


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Tim Jackson
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Lauren Stadler
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George Billings
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JOIN US FOR THE COLORADO DEALERS'
BREAKFAST IN SAN FRANCISCO

Please join us THIS WEEKEND for a taste of San Francisco CADA annual breakfast during the 2008 NADA Convention Sunday, Feb. 10 at 7:15 a.m. The event will take place at The Palace Hotel in the Twin Peaks Room. Special guests will include Colorado State Rep. David Balmer, R-Centennial, and the Colorado Auto Dealer of the Year, Don Hicks of Shortline Automotive Group.

Please RSVP to Lauren Stadler at 303.831.1722 or rsvp@cadaonline.org

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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS AT A GLANCE

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

  • GM bucks January sales trend
    The Detroit News,  Feb. 2
    A string of popular new products helped General Motors Corp. eke out a sales gain last month while the rest of the U.S. auto industry faltered, an early indication that the automaker's design revival is producing results.

  • Romney clarifies: He is not for California Limits
    Detroit Free Press, Feb. 1
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney backed away from comments he made during a debate Wednesday night suggesting he supported California's attempt to set global-warming gas limits on cars and trucks -- something the Detroit auto industry has fought for years.

  • Editorial:  Blue law bitters—They may dry up
    Boulder Daily Camera, Feb. 1
    The "blue law" banning Sunday liquor sales may well be repealed this year. It would be nice to report that Weissmann's hard-to-rebut argument finally triumphed over an unholy fusion of pious preference and state law. But the tale is not quite so uplifting.

CADA forwards news articles and opinion columns of interest
through the Open Road to inform members of current events. 
These in no way reflect the views, opinions, and/or positions
of CADA or its member dealers. They are sent for
informational and educational purposes only.

 


 


CLUNKERS GET PASS WITH PLATES

Regulators eyeing ozone may tighten emissions rules

Rocky Mountain News
,  Feb. 4

Thousands of metro-area drivers are legally dodging emissions tests by registering their early 1980s models as "collector" cars, even as skeptics ask whether such cars really qualify for the status.

Local air-quality regulators say the practice needs scrutiny as the region battles ozone pollution caused, in part, by clunkers that need to be tested and repaired.

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CADA STAFF TO MEET WITH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT ON UPCOMING CLIMATE ACTION PLAN

The activity at the Colorado State Capitol continues to gain speed as the legislative session progresses. Your CADA lobbyist is monitoring the following bills to ensure your business practices at your dealership are not adversely affected. Bills include: Sunday sales and the repeal of blue laws, stolen motor vehicle identification, license plate registration, biennial motor vehicle registration, and the increase of air pollutant fees (deals with stationary polluters, but we are monitoring to see how this is handled). Other issues include the business personal property tax and several other business related bills.

This week, your CADA staff has prompted the meeting with the state’s Department of Public Health and Environment to begin dialogue and start working together for the upcoming climate action plan strategies. We hope to work in a united fashion to assist in the Governor’s desires to combat the high ozone levels in the state and hope to illustrate ways to cut the ozone levels without affecting businesses in the state.  We will be sharing information on clean car technology and clean fuel availability in our state. In addition, we will discuss the implications of the recently signed Energy bill.

You CADA lobbyist will also be joining other concerned business lobbyists to discuss the impact of ozone and air quality requirements on businesses later this month through the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry. 

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If you have questions on any legislative topic, please contact:



REMINDER:  STATE AFFIDAVIT REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW EMPLOYEES

In CADA’s recent series of Employment law seminars, conducted by Todd Fredrickson of Fisher & Phillips, it seems that many CADA members may still be unaware of the state affidavit required for all new-hires. This requirement was effective Jan. 1, 2007. Essentially, it is a second form that must be completed and kept on file, affirming that the employer has checked the required federal I-9 documentation. Additionally, it adds a requirement to retain copies of these identification documents, which the I-9 does not.   

CLICK HERE for a copy of the “Affirmation of Legal Work Status” form.

If you have employees hired on or after Jan. 1, 2007, you should complete this form for those employees if you have not already. Additionally, while the statute noted on this form indicates the form should be completed within twenty days of hiring; DO NOT BACK-DATE THIS FORM. Simply complete the form, date it as of the date completed, and retain copies of the relevant ID’s in the employee’s files.

More information on this and other state labor and employment requirements can be found on the state web site at http://www.coworkforce.com/

This information was distributed to CADA members in the Jan. 3, 2007 Open Road. CLICK HERE for various employment-related changes that went into effect at that time.

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TITLE PROCESSING:  ODOMETER DISCLOSURES WHEN TRADE-IN
HAS KILOMETERS

                             
QUESTION:  We received a car on trade-in that has the mileage in kilometers – how do we complete the odometer disclosure form?

ANSWER:  If the reading is in kilometers, it must be converted to miles The following formula should be used:  (Kilometers) X (.621371) = Miles

Excerpted from the Colorado Administrative Title Procedures Manual (available for purchase as part of CADA’s Title Processing Manual; contact Lauren Stadler for more information)

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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.



Event Description
Date/Time
Location
NADA 91st Annual Convention & Expo THIS WEEKEND!Feb. 9-12 Moscone Center,
San Francisco, CA
Annual Colorado Dealer Breakfast during NADA

THIS WEEKEND!

Sunday, Feb. 10
7:15 a.m.

The Palace Hotel
Twin Peaks Room
2 New Montgomery StreetSan Francisco, 415.512.1111
RSVP to Lauren Stadler at 303.831.1722 or rsvp@cadaonline.org

Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) Meeting

NEXT WEEK!

Thursday, Feb. 14
7:30 a.m.

William D. Barrow Building
290 E. Speer Blvd, 80203
 (SW Corner of Grant/Speer)
 All CADA members are invited to attend. For more information, contact Nancy Burke at 303.457.5115.
Denver International Auto Show March 26-30 Colorado Convention Center, Denver
CADA Golf Event Monday, Sept. 8 Columbine Country Club
 17 Fairway Lane
 Columbine Valley, 80123



PUEBLO DEALERSHIP EXPANDS

Last month, Freedom Ford in Pueblo became Spradley-Barickman Ford Lincoln Mercury. The dealership, which is estimated to see more than 5,000 in yearly auto sales, is located on U.S. Highway West. According to Jan. 12 Pueblo Chieftan article:

Brother and sister Larry Spradley (right) and Lynne (middle) Spradley and Kim Barickman (left) closed their purchase of the Freedom Ford dealership Thursday afternoon for an undisclosed amount. The new dealership will be called Spradley-Barickman Ford Lincoln Mercury Inc.

The sale by Freedom owners Chuck Hedrick, Reg Landrum and Ron Schill makes the Spradley dealership network the giant of Southern Colorado automotive sales. Spradley already operates a Chevrolet dealership as well as the Spradley AutoWest dealerships and the Kar King used-auto lot.

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

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FAREWELL AFTER 50 GOOD YEARS
Hayes Holloway Jr. sells family business to Greeley dealership
Sterling Journal-Advocate, Feb. 2

It’s the end of an era for one Sterling auto dealership. Hayes Holloway Jr., president of Holloway Chevrolet, Buick, Toyota, recently sold his dealership to Ehrlich Motors of Greeley.

Now, after almost 65 years of the dealership being run by a Holloway, Hayes Holloway Jr. has decided to sell the business to someone outside the family. The dealership was bought by John Motschall, currently the general manager of Ehrlich Motors of Greeley, and Scott Ehrlich.

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

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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@cadaonline.org.  Also include your contact information for further follow-up.

 


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