Sen. Sanborn reacts to House passing SB 126

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For Immediate Release:
May 22, 2013
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Sen. Sanborn reacts to House passing SB 126

Bill grants NH auto and equipment dealers greater protection from demands by auto manufacturers

CONCORD, NH – The House followed the Senate’s lead today by passing a bill aimed at helping New Hampshire auto dealers by a wide margin.  Members voted 338-30 to give SB 126 the green light, and if signed by the governor, the legislation will limit required upgrades at dealerships to every fifteen years, and also end the demand that dealers purchase their tools and building supplies from one out-of-state company

      Prime sponsor Sen. Andy Sanborn, R- Bedford, applauded the bill’s passage, saying:

    “I’ve maintained all along SB 126 is about fairness, local control and transparency in the relationship between our auto and equipment dealers here in New Hampshire and their out-of-state manufacturers.  Currently, manufacturers are placing excessive demands on dealers that raise the cost of cars to consumers and discourage fair business practices.  SB126 allows dealers to pick local vendors and choose the timing of construction upgrades. In the future, this will lower costs for dealers and boost our local economies. I am encouraging Gov. Hassan to sign this bill and show her support for auto and equipment dealers all across New Hampshire. I believe this show of support is critical, particularly at a time when our economy is still struggling to get out of neutral.”


Teens Robbed of I-pod/Cell Phone


MANCHESTER, NH- On Monday, February 11, 2013, at about 6:30 PM, Manchester Police responded to a Clay Street address for a report of a robbery.  On arrival, they met with two 16 year old Manchester teens who reported they had been the victims of a robbery a short time earlier on Somerville Street, near Belmont Street.


According to the boys, they were walking in the area when they were approached by two men, one of whom demanded their belongings, indicating his companion had a gun, although no gun was observed.


One of the boys surrendered his I-pod Nano and Galaxy S3 cell phone and the men left.  They were last seen leaving the area as passengers in an older, dark colored 4-door sedan operated by a third individual who was possibly wearing a red sweatshirt.


The first suspect was described as a white male in his forties, about 6’3” tall with a slender build and dark “stubble” on his face.  He was last seen wearing a dark colored vest and a green “beanie” style hat.  The second man, alleged to have possessed a gun, was described as a clean-shaven white male in his forties with an average height and build.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage shirt and khaki pants.


Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Manchester Police Department at 668-8711.  Anonymous tips for cash rewards can be made through Manchester Crimeline at 624-4040 or online at