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‘Lemon Law gets backing’

The growing support to her long-time advocacy for the passage of the proposed Lemon Law to protect the average 100,000 annual car buyers in the country from defective vehicles, was welcomed by Rep. Maria Carmen Zamora yesterday, a press release from Congress said.

Zamora has re-filed the proposed Lemon Law under HB 244, the original bill of which was authored by her father, former Rep. Manuel Zamora (1st District, Compostela Valley), during the 13th and 14th Congress, and by herself during the 15th Congress.

During the 13th Congress, the bill was approved by both chambers on third reading but the House, due to time constraints, failed to ratify the Senate-ratified measure, the press release said.

During the 14th and 15th Congresses, the House approved the bill on final reading but, this time the Senate failed to approve a parallel measure, it also said.

There is also a subsequent similar measure, HB 303 authored by Rep. Susan Yap (2nd District, Tarlac), the press release said.

In the United States, Zamora noted that the so-called Lemon Laws of the various states were enacted for the "express purpose of protecting consumers from buying new, but faulty, motor vehicles."*

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