Founded in 1923 as the Empire State Automobile Merchants Association and renamed in 1943, the New York State Automobile Dealers Association actively represents approximately 1,000 franchised new car and truck dealers in New York State. Located directly across the street from the New York State Capitol, NYSADA diligently advocates for the interests and concerns of its members with the state’s leaders. In fact, NYSADA hosts one of the legislative session’s largest and most highly regarded receptions for state leaders and regulators. We monitored nearly 500 legislative bills in 2012 NYSADA also advocates for dealer concerns to state agencies including the Departments of: Motor Vehicles, Taxation, Transportation, Banking, Insurance, Labor, Environmental Conservation and the Attorney General’s Office. Whether the issue is assuring fair compensation for dealer registration efforts, protection of the franchise relationship or the prevention of unwarranted interference in the sales process, NYSADA is there to represent dealer interests.