Legislative bill of modernization of the public auction sales of furniture

The article 7 of this legislative bill plans that the auction houses can freely proceed to private sales.
The SNA showed its opposition to this measure: publication of an open letter in the press, raising awareness of the senators and members of parliament, meeting with Minister for Arts, written contributions and hearings by the reporter of the legislative bill (to the Senate and to the National Assembly)...

In reading in the National Assembly, the SNA obtained an amendment in the article 7 adding a bond for the auction houses to inform in writing the salesmen of the possibility of private sale or by auction. On April 26th of this year, this legislative bill was modified by the Senate in the second reading.The article 7 stays at the moment such as it was previously adopted in the National Assembly.

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July, 21, 2011
The legislative bill of modernization of the public auction sales of furniture was published in the "Journal Officiel" :
loi n° 2011-850 du 20 juillet 2011 (JO du 21 juillet).
It will apply from september 1st, in accordance with article 50.  

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