A measure that would have required used-car dealerships to drop the “sold as-is” method has stalled out after the Governor vetoed the bill. In his veto message Governor Bruce Rauner said the legislation, House Bill 3746, would have been a new and unnecessary burden on used car dealers and he said it would drive up costs for used cars in Illinois.

The vetoed measure would require every used car dealer to provide a warranty of 15 days or 500 miles. The measure would have also applied to any defect that could limit the vehicles use. Rauner says the measure’s provisions were too vague and that the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act already establishes standards to protect car buyers from quote “lemon” purchases.


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