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By Madeline O’Leary   (Bloomberg) — Tesla Motors Inc. would be blocked from selling its electric cars in Michigan under legislation that cleared the state’s legislature and now awaits Governor Rick Snyder’s signature to become law.

“Many bills came over as the legislature finished the session, and the governor is doing due diligence by examining all of them,” said Dave Murray, deputy press secretary for Snyder, a Republican. The governor has until Oct. 21 to either sign or veto the bill.

Elon Musk, Tesla’s co-founder and chief executive officer, has said the unique nature of the company’s cars means that they are best sold directly by the company, rather than through franchised dealers. Tesla operates its own showrooms, or galleries, and takes orders over the Internet. That approach undermines how franchisees have sold vehicles for decades, dealers have said.

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