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TANA responds to proposed tire bill in Georgia

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The Tire Association of North America (TANA) has begun a campaign to fight HB 377, a proposal in the Georgia House of Representatives designed to force tire manufacturers to disclose national tire adjustment rates.

"TANA is opposed to HB 377," says Becky MacDicken, director of government affairs. "Our dealers are concerned that not only would it be difficult to get the adjustment rate information, but also that the information would be constantly changing and, therefore, inaccurate as soon as it's posted.

"We need time to see what's going to happen with the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability and Documentation) Act. And once it's been implemented, we can see what improvements might be necessary at that point in time."

MacDicken says TANA is in the process of drafting letters "and doing what we can to get our Georgia members interested."

The bill also would prohibit the sale of tires at outlets where adjustment rates are not published: "No tires may be sold to any consumer at any retail location in this state where national adjustment rates are not published and available for inspection as set forth in subsection (b) of this Code section."

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