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Panel Targets Car Dealer Hours

At Idaho Reporter, Harvey Breaux reports: "Buying a car is one of the biggest decisions a person makes. Owning one is almost a necessity in this modern day and age. Maybe that’s what motivated members of the House Transportation and Defense Committee to approve an administrative rule defining business hours for car dealers. During its Wednesday hearing, the panel narrowly approved the administrative rules, written by the Idaho Transportation Department, mandating car dealerships have doors open to customers at least 20 hours each week. An undefined amount of those 20 hours must fall Monday through Friday, the rules require." More here.

Question: Idaho legislators are always complaining about goofy mandates from the federal government -- and at least one committee thinks its OK to mandate hours of business for car dealers? Are? You? Kidding? Me?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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