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Incoming Lawmaker Wants Stronger "Lemon Laws"

December 5, 2006

St. Paul, MN - An incoming state lawmaker says a top item on his agenda is to give Minnesota vehicle-buyers more rights. Senator-elect Ron Latz says he wants to strengthen the state's "Lemon Law" for used car purchases.

"It would give Minnesota consumers the right to return used cars that they purchase, if they change their mind, within two days of when they buy the car."

Latz adds his plan would also require standards for certifying the road-worthiness of used vehicles offered for sale.

"So many cars now are being sold by dealers as 'specially certified,' presumably guaranteeing a certain level of operability of the car. But there aren't any standards to define what that really means, so we would set those standards."

Latz says his proposal would also benefit auto dealers, because designated standards and rights help resolve disputes. He notes his plan would apply only to licensed car dealers, not private sellers or purchases. It would also require a side-by-side comparison of monthly payments for car loans, allowing buyers of both new and used cars to calculate the cost of various options.

Latz will be sworn in January 3.

Jim Wishner/Eric Mack, Public News Service - MN