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A Message from Don Hall

May 2020   In mid-March, the world as we knew it came to a near-immediate standstill, as the coronavirus began its spread across our country. As we faced challenges in how we operate – even with service departments considered essential businesses – and found opportunities for support from our federal leaders and agencies, we adapted

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VADA Updates

Messages from President & CEO Don Hall and Team VADA May 27: Read about Governor Ralph Northam’s new Executive Order 63, which mandates face coverings for all Virginians in public indoor settings, with limited exceptions. Today, Governor Northam announced all Virginia localities will be in Phase One of his reopening plan, “Forward Virginia,” this Friday

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VADA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

Keeping Virginia Dealers Rolling On and Informed During Global Crisis COVID-19 is affecting communities close to home and has invaded our businesses and life at home. VADA is monitoring news about the disease, is in close communication with Governor Northam’s administration, and is working hard to protect Virginia’s franchised new car and truck dealerships. This

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A Message from Don Hall

April 2020   To say we’re living in unprecedented times is an understatement. Things are changing by the week, by the day, sometimes even by the hour. What you need to know most is that we are strong as individuals – and we are even stronger as an Association. Together, we will navigate through this

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A Message from Don Hall

March 2020   The General Assembly is expected to finish its 2020 session this week. To say that things are different in Virginia now is a real understatement. With Democrats now controlling both the House of Delegates and the Senate, we’ve seen greater interest among these new legislators in social issues. Even on the national

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Capitol Briefs 9 (3.09.20)

In history-making year, General Assembly maintains annual safety inspections, passes other significant legislation. Session 2020, Issue 9 March 9, 2020 In many ways, this was a year of firsts for the Virginia General Assembly. For the first time since 1993, Democrats were in control of the House of Delegates, Senate, and Governor’s Office. For the

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Update on Tesla Litigation

This message was emailed to dealers on March 5, 2020. Greetings from VADA, The evenings are getting a bit brighter, the weather a bit warmer, and I hope it has been a prosperous first quarter for each of you. I write to provide an update on our lawsuit with Tesla, which was recently before the

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Capitol Briefs 8 (3.02.20)

VADA to participate in workgroup to study best practices for providing electric vehicle incentives. HB 717 demonstrates VADA’s legislative involvement outside franchise issues and throughout the year.   Session 2020, Issue 8 March 3, 2020 This week, the General Assembly will end its 2020 Regular Session. All 140 members of our Commonwealth’s legislature have worked

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A Message from Don Hall

February 2020   This week is “crossover week” in the General Assembly, meaning bills that have survived the House of Delegates are sent to the Senate – and Senate bills go on to the House for consideration. Your VADA legislative team – Anne Gambardella, Tommy Lukish and me – has been successful with numerous compromises

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A Message from Don Hall

January 2020   The 2020 General Assembly convened earlier this month – which means your VADA team is heavily involved with legislation that could have an impact on your business. Again, it’s important to note that every Senator and Delegate was elected in November. In total, we’re talking 140 legislators across both houses of the

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