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Capitol Briefs 2021 | Issue 6

February 21, 2021

Measures boosting EVs pass General Assembly More state funding urgently needed; class action lawsuits coming to Virginia? Session 2021, Issue 6 February 23, 2021 The General Assembly spent last week finishing up their work on bills in advance of the Monday, February 22 deadline for committees to complete their dockets. The remainder of the special session,

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Greensboro Auto Auction: A partner in profit for dealers buying and selling pre-owned vehicles

February 15, 2021

Just a short drive south, Virginia dealers have a pre-owned inventory partner in the Greensboro Auto Auction. Greensboro Auto Auction is a 35-year-old, independent, dealer-exclusive auto auction in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Affectionately known as “GAA,” the auction sits on over 270 acres just minutes offof I-40 and offers a 16-lane first class facility. GAA supports

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Former VADA general manager Jason Wilson takes helm of Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association

February 15, 2021

Jason Wilson, our former General Manager, has joined our neighbors to the northwest as president of the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association. We know Jason will do great in his new role. Carl L. Swope, chair of KADA, said the organization was impressed with Jason’s leadership skills and hired him to lead the association following an

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Dealerships in her DNA: Meet Aris Woolfolk, VADA’s new General Manager

February 15, 2021

STAFF PROFILE: ARIS WOOLFOLK This month, Aris Woolfolk – a longtime friend of ours whose family, the Hudgins, has been in dealership business for generations – stepped into the role of General Manager for VADA. In that capacity, she serves the needs of Richmond-area dealer members and works with VADA field representatives throughout the Commonwealth, who serve

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Capitol Briefs 2021 | Issue 5

February 14, 2021

EV Package Rolls on in Special Session Session 2021, Issue 5February 15, 2021 Last week, the General Assembly technically ended its 2021 Session and immediately began a special session called by Gov. Ralph Northam to provide the extra time normally allotted for a “short” session. Legislative business moved forward as remaining bills were simply moved

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A Message from Don Hall

February 11, 2021

  Leading from the front: Why we are “all-in” on EVs in Virginia February 2021 Since EVs first began appearing, the internal combustion engine (ICE) powered automotive industry has been portrayed as anti-electric. The perception is false – dealers will sell any vehicle in demand, and sell those vehicles better than anyone else. But at the

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Capitol Briefs 2021 | Issue 4

February 7, 2021

Dealer-Backed Democratic Priorities Driving Through General Assembly House passes bills pushing for EV rebate program, ZEV mandates and test drive regs Session 2021, Issue 4February 8, 2021 As we have reported in past updates, much has changed about the operation of the General Assembly during these unique times. In this abbreviated session, both chambers had

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Capitol Briefs 2021 | Issue 3

January 29, 2021

All-In for EVs in VA. Session 2021, Issue 3February 1, 2021 During the week of January 25 (the third week of session), our attention turned to legislation concerning electric vehicles (EVs). We understand this is future of our industry and we support this innovation. As Democrats on the state and national level are focusing on

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Virginia Enacts Final Permanent Standard for COVID-19 Operations

January 28, 2021

January 28, 2021 Since last summer, dealerships across the Commonwealth have been operating under the Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 (the “Temporary Standard”), which made Virginia the first state to implement workplace safety and health standards for COVID-19. Earlier this month, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s (DOLI) Safety and Health Codes Board approved

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