Data Breach? Report it.

Texas law requires certain businesses that experience a data breach of system security to notify affected consumers AND also to provide notice of that data breach to the Office of the Texas Attorney General if the breach affects 250 or more Texans. Effective September 1, 2021, the notice you provide to the Texas Attorney General…

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A Note from TMDA Treasurer Trey Sralla

It’s very easy to get caught up in national politics and what the Republicans and Democrats are saying about each other. Networks like Fox News, MSNBC and CNN have made a FORTUNE over the years feeding the public the mud that is constantly being slung in either direction. The fact of the matter is, no matter…

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Mark Sheffield: Dealers Should Know Their Ground Truth

Normally you see a problem coming at you, but COVID-19 swooped in from the periphery and it’s catching many dealers unprepared. Scientists have long predicted a global pandemic, but like most other agencies, they had to make do with the funding they were given. There’s only so much money to go around. Mixed messaging from…

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The Work We Do…

The Texas Motorcycle Dealers Association is one of the country’s oldest associations for powersports dealers. While these organizations used to exist in almost every state, newer and younger owners and operators failed to see the value in them, and many have folded over the years. The TMDA has been responsible for moving many important bills…

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Alert: New Scam Tactic

A new scam to be aware of from the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association… FROM: Doug Smith, President The scenario is this: A customer, who has a vehicle in a Missouri Dealer’s body shop, is contacted by a third party claiming to work for the dealer. The customer is told the vehicle repair is near completion,…

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2022 Texas Primary Elections Review by Royce Poinsett

The theme of the March 1 Texas primary election results was “No Big Surprises.” And many of the questions posed in our February preview (see below) have been answered. But there are many races that remain to be decided in the Tuesday, May 24 primary runoffs. The 2022 Texas primary turnout was higher than the…

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Overview of the 2021 Texas Legislative Session by Royce Poinsett

The 2021 Texas legislature furnished enough compelling storylines for several sessions. Among other endeavors, legislators convened warily during a pandemic, responded to a historic winter storm that overwhelmed the state’s electrical grid and balanced a strained state budget with the help of billions of dollars in just-in-time federal relief. But the main narrative of the…

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