RV-Related Bill Fails in Maryland

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Earlier this week, Maryland’s state House failed to advance a bill that would have improved a law governing the relationship between RV dealers and manufacturers, RVIA said.

The bill, Maryland HB 1173, passed the Senate Judicial Proceeding Committee and the state Senate on Monday. With 15 minutes left in the House’s sessions, the bill was added to the House calendar.

However, RVIA said shortly after the state House addition, the Maryland House minority leader challenged the Maryland Speaker of the House and the chamber dissolved into a raucous discussion as the 2023 Maryland legislative session ended.

HB 1173 was based on the RV-specific model law negotiated and agreed to by RVIA and RVDA. RV-specific laws enable the RV industry to pursue its business model without interfering in the auto industry.

RVIA said the bill’s future remains unclear, without knowing whether there will be a special session called in 2023 for the Maryland legislature. If the legislature does hold a special session, RVIA said HB 1173 could see further consideration.

For questions, email RVIA’s Nick Rudowich at [email protected].

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