Nebraska Revised Statute 60-1401.01

Chapter 60

60-1401.01.

Legislative findings and declaration.

(1) The Legislature finds and declares that the distribution and sales of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and trailers in the State of Nebraska vitally affects the general economy of the state, the public interest, the public welfare, and public safety and that in order to promote the public interest and the public welfare and in the exercise of its police power, it is necessary to regulate motor vehicle, motorcycle, and trailer dealers, manufacturers, distributors, and their representatives doing business in the State of Nebraska.

(2) The Legislature further finds that the sales of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and trailers are involved to a large extent in a franchise system established between manufacturers and dealers and hereby declares that the sale of motor vehicles, motorcycles, and trailers to the public in the state under the franchise system includes more than the mere transfer of title, being a continuing obligation of the manufacturer, distributor, and dealer to the buying public affecting the public interest; that the termination or failure of the established relationship between the manufacturer, distributor, and dealer without cause or good faith denies to the general buying public its right to availability of continuing post-sale mechanical and operational services and precludes the relationship, expected and implied at the time of sale, between the buyer and the seller necessary to insure safe operating condition of the vehicle.

(3) The Legislature further finds and declares that the distribution and sale of motor vehicles in the state under the franchise system vitally affects commerce, the general economy of the state, and the welfare of the citizens of the state requiring the exercise of its police power to insure the public welfare, to regulate commerce, to establish guidelines for enforcement of a fair and equitable balance between parties to such franchises, and to provide judicial relief from unfair and inequitable practices affecting the public interest.

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Annotations

  • In refusing to consider petitioner's challenge of the constitutionality of this act, the court held a litigant who invokes the provisions of a statute may not simultaneously question its constitutionality. American Motors Sales Corp. v. Perkins, 198 Neb. 97, 251 N.W.2d 727 (1977).