Due to the Outbreak of COVID-19, the Colorado Legislature is seriously considering halting the the 2020 Legislative Session. While no final decision has been made on this yet, legislation has been introduced to accomplish the goal. Between Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, both houses will attempt to rush constitutionally-required legislation that would permit them to shut their doors during the outbreak. Therefore, all legislation not currently passed by both houses and submitted to the Governor for a signature is in jeopardy for 2020 and may have to be re-introduced in the next legislative session - following the 2020 elections.
SB20-167 Electric Vehicle Manufacturer and Dealer
(The Rivian Bill)
After a comprehensive negotiation, CADA has come to a resolution with the state under which new EV manufacturers, such as Rivian and Fisker, could sell direct to consumers while existing franchised manufacturers could not compete with their own dealers. In our view, this was already the status quo of the law under C.R.S. 44-20-124. This agreement was amended into the legislation in the Senate, at which time CADA went from an 'opposed' position to a 'neutral' one. That amended language has carried both the Senate and the House and is now before the Governor for a signature.