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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Montañez Delivers Car Buyer's Bill of Rights

When she's not busy leaking news, she's making news. Here's the release:

Van Nuys – Assemblymember for the 39th District, Cindy Montañez, will be handing out "lemon-aid" on Wednesday morning as she unveils her newly signed legislation that makes used car buying in California, the safest in the nation!

AB 68, which becomes law next January, for the first time, offers used car buyers in California an option of returning a purchased used car in two days, puts a lid on caps dealer interest rate markups, stops "loan packing" and creates standards for the selling of so called "certified used cars!

"This was a tough fight for consumers," said Assemblymember Montañez. "Car dealers were afraid of this. But we convinced them that it was good business for everyone and especially in Southern California, where 300-thousand more cars hit the road every year. California, again, sets the standard for consumer protection."

What: Car Buyers Bill of Rights

Who: Assembly Member Cindy Montañez, Car Dealers, Consumer Groups

When: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 10 a.m.

Where: Intersection of Albers & Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys Ca.
(Grass island at the south entrance to the city of Van Nuys)

Read Assemblymember Montañez's Op-Ed


Blogger Chief Parker said:

Its moves like this that put her on my hot list.

July 26, 2005 10:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief well said, although I think this specific bill merits her the 'hot' honors more than the paparazzi bill. atleast somebody up there is taking on the special interests
- my 2 cents.

July 26, 2005 10:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

She is not only taking on the special interests... she is kicking thier ass with the Car Buyer's Bill of Rights!! The San Fernando Valley will be lucky to have her in the State Senate next year. Go Montanez!

July 26, 2005 10:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Way to go Assembly Member Montanez! It's bills like these that keep me believing that there are actually legislators authoring good policy and looking out for the well being of all Californians. I am glad she is one of them.
-Bought a lemon

July 26, 2005 10:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hate to say this but it is actually a good bill.

July 26, 2005 10:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look for major press tomorrow. The LA Times featured the bill right at the top of its webpage in bold.

July 26, 2005 10:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Montanez is the "Consumer Rights Legislator" then what does that make Padilla if he decides to throw his hat in the ring for the State Senate? I am sure the good folks in Sylmar have some choose words for him. Maybe they can come up with some nicknames

July 26, 2005 11:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gotta love her DSLs.

July 26, 2005 11:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why cant women do something good and not be thought of as a piece of ass?! Thanks for setting back women's rights a couple of years anonymous 11:10... you're an asshole.

July 26, 2005 11:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Alex Padilla gets elected, he will figure out some way to let Southern California Edison build storage units on Horse Property in his district.

By ignoring the Sylmar area for so long and helping Edison every way a campaign dollar effectively could, Alex created a monster.

Over 200 people showed up at a Town Hall meeting last month to call him out. What did Alex do? He hung his poor Sylmar deputy out. And then decided to back public opinion.

But the community doesn't trust Alex at all. E-mails were flying around even after Alex sent Edison a letter that he would oppose their storage lockers.

All in the community figure he will broker a deal that will let Edison do lockers with a smaller footprint.

A record 8 appeals were send to the Planning and Land Use committee (PLUM) because of this mistrust.

Maybe Alex will create some special interest legislation or an order to the Public Utilities Commission, should he get into the Senate.

If Cindy is creative, maybe she can write up some bill to determine that Alex is a "Lemon" and we can recall him.

July 27, 2005 6:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alex wins hands down. One bill does not a legislator make.

July 27, 2005 7:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hot: Cindy "Power to the People" Montanez. Not: Alex "My Godfather Just Got Kicked off the Port Panel and Antonio keeps making me carry his bag" Padilla

July 27, 2005 7:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I've read the newspapers regarding this bill and Cindy is barely mentioned. Not hot.

July 27, 2005 7:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I would hardly call a two day return policy that doesn't apply to car that have been driven over 250 miles an improvement. What a joke.

July 27, 2005 7:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can anyone tell me what Lameboy Padilla has done in the last year as prez of the council or for that matter in his own district? He lacks poor leadership and management skills. He's a joke in chambers.

July 27, 2005 8:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

San Francisco Chronicle


Governor signs car buyers bill of rights

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

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(07-26) 15:11 PDT SACRAMENTO, (AP) --

A bill giving used car buyers new rights and protections was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The so-called "Car Buyers Bill of Rights" gives buyers a two-day cooling off period to return an unsatisfactory vehicle, but it allows dealers to charge a fee for that option.

The measure also requires dealers to tell consumers the lowest finance rate they qualify for, sets standards for cars advertised as "certified," and puts a cap on finance charges that dealers can impose. Dealers must also disclose financing costs for extras such as fabric protection and extended service deals.

The new law was a compromise between the governor and the bill's author, Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez, D-San Fernando. Both hailed the new protections as among the strongest consumer protection for used car buyers in the nation at a press conference Tuesday.

"This is a big victory for the people of California and I want to thank Assembly member Montanez and the Legislature for working to pass a bill that meets consumer needs and is fair to car dealers," said Schwarzenegger.

July 27, 2005 9:09 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

KFWB 980 and NBC 4 has been reporting on Cindy and the bill throughout the morning. I see plenty more media attention, including the national media, in the upcoming weeks and months. Sound policy and great P.R.

July 27, 2005 12:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In the spirit of Hot/Not

Hot: Cindy's office coordinating & going balls out with the AV operation in the SFV since day 1.

Not: Alex jumping on the bandwagon in Mid April, and kissing his ass ever since then.

People remember.

July 27, 2005 1:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cindy is a socialist.

July 27, 2005 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alex believes in feudalism

July 27, 2005 4:19 PM  

Anonymous Mr. Car Dealer said:

This car buyers bill of rights seems like a very good idea.

April 08, 2008 4:18 PM  

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