New Jersey Pro-Tesla Bill Heads to General Assembly Vote

In a live blog back in March we followed New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission as it banned Tesla sales direct to the consumer in the state, joining Texas, Arizona and other US states.

At the time Governor Christie said the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and his administration were only following existing New Jersey law, which mandates all new cars must be sold through third party, franchised dealers. “If Tesla wants to change [it] they can go to the 120 members of the state legislature and change the law,” Christie said.

And that’s just what happened. State Assemblyman Tim Eustace (D-Bergen), stepped up and sponsored a bill that would reverse a recent regulatory change to make it impossible for electric car automaker Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] to sell directly to customers in the Garden State. This bill is called A3216 and it is up for vote in the general assembly on Monday 16 June.

Gene Mulroy hopes to help Tesla sell to consumers in New Jersey again.

Gene Mulroy hopes to help Tesla sell to consumers in New Jersey again.

Gene Mulroy, a political commentator and the Founding Principal of Capital Impact Group – a public affairs and business development group – is calling for a press conference on the front steps of the State House to show support for the bill. Timed to happen before the general assembly votes on the bill, it is hoped that a large show of support will ensure a positive outcome for Tesla.

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