Category: News & Press

Texas Franchise Bill Passes House; On Way to Senate

May 9th, 2013 by

ASA Thanks Texas Members for Their Help in Getting Bill Passed WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2013 – The Texas Franchise Tax legislation was included in Substitute House Bill 500, which recently passed the Texas State House. Currently, automotive service and collision repair shops owned and operated by new or used car dealerships are taxed at half the

ASA Board Addresses Internal Issues

May 8th, 2013 by

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, May 8, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and its board of directors are disheartened to share some unfortunate news. The members of the board feel it is their responsibility to share this information with ASA’s membership as well as the broader industry, which has supported ASA for more than 60 years. ASA

ASA Holds Dynamic Annual Business Meeting in Texas

May 2nd, 2013 by

New leadership installed, new direction discussed COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, May 2, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) held its annual business meeting April 19-20 at the Hurst Convention Center in Hurst, Texas. Unity, transparency, inclusiveness and collaboration are all words that could be used to describe the tone of the open board meeting on Saturday. “The board

Texas Franchise Bill Placed on Legislative Calendar

May 1st, 2013 by

ASA Asks Texas Members to Send Letters of Support for Franchise Tax Equity Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C., May 1, 2013 – Texas Franchise Tax Bill, Substitute House Bill 500, was recently placed on the General State Calendar and the bill could be addressed soon. Currently, automotive service and collision repair shops owned and operated by new or used car

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Antitrust Oversight Hearing

April 29th, 2013 by

DOJ-FTC Highlight MFN Clauses WASHINGTON, D.C., April 29, 2013 – The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights recently held a hearing titled “Oversight of the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws.” Witnesses at the hearing included the Hon. William Baer, assistant attorney general for the antitrust division of the U.S.

New ASA Board of Directors Installed During Annual Business Meeting in Texas

April 23rd, 2013 by

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, April 23, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announces its new board of directors, which was sworn in during the association’s annual business meeting April 19-20 in Hurst, Texas. Darrell Amberson, AAM, LaMettry’s Collision, Minneapolis, will serve a two-year term as chairman of ASA’s board of directors. Amberson assumed the chairman’s post at the conclusion

Maine Legislature Holds Hearing on Right to Repair Legislation

April 23rd, 2013 by

ASA Witness Testifies Against More Regulation WASHINGTON, D.C., April 23, 2013 – The Maine legislature recently held a hearing on LD 788, Right to Repair legislation, titled “Vehicle Owners and Repair Facilities.” The hearing was held in the Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development. Ken Boyce, the owner of Ken’s Auto Repair Inc. in

ASA Appoints Risley to Serve as Interim Executive Director

April 22nd, 2013 by

COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, April 22, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is pleased to announce Dan Risley has been named interim executive director. The announcement comes following Ron Pyle’s decision to step down as president and chief staff executive. Pyle joined the national staff in July 2002 and assumed the role of president in November 2002.

ASA Announces New, Renewing Associate Members for First Quarter 2013

April 16th, 2013 by

Association, members appreciate show of support by industry COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS, April 16, 2013 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is pleased to announce its newest associate members, all of which joined the association during the first quarter of 2013: Arroway LLC Hi-Tech Marketing Solutions Kahuna Payment Solutions LLC MechanicNet Group, Inc. Phoenix Systems LLC Power Marketing The decision to

ASA Encourages States to Ban Property, Casualty Insurers from Using Most Favored Nation Clauses

April 1st, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 1, 2013 – The state of Michigan recently approved Senate Bill 61 and Senate Bill 62, which were promptly signed by the governor. These bills address multiple health insurer issues including prohibiting Most Favored Nation (MFN) or customer clauses in health insurer contracts. The legislation did not address property and casualty insurers. “Although this legislation does not