Virginia is the third state to pass a 'Navigator' bill, following Maine and Texas.
The law says a manufacturer must offer all its dealers all the models it produces for the line or make. Automakers also cannot require dealers to pay extra fees or require them to renovate their dealerships to receive a model or series of vehicles.
The bill gets its name from Lincoln's initial distribution policy on the Navigator. At first, the sport-utility was unavailable to lower-volume dealerships.
Lincoln made the vehicle available to all dealers last year after Texas and Maine adopted 'Navigator' bills.