Category: News & Press

U.S. House Subcommittee Approves Automated Vehicles Bill

July 24th, 2017 by

Scheduled for Full Committee Markup WASHINGTON, D.C., July 21, 2017 – On July 19, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protections held a hearing on a bill to advance the testing and deployment of highly automated vehicles. Following the consideration of several proposed, ultimately withdrawn, amendments, the subcommittee approved

U.S. House Approves Delay of New Ozone Standards

July 20th, 2017 by

Legislation Moves to Senate WASHINGTON, D.C., July 20, 2017 – On July 18, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017. If enacted, the bill would phase in implementation of the 2008 and 2015 ozone standards, extending to 2025 the date for final designations under the 2015 standards.

Maine Governor Vetoes Anti-Steering Bill

July 18th, 2017 by

Highlights Lack of Consumer Interest WASHINGTON, D.C., July 18, 2017 – On June 20, Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed Maine LD 1540. If enacted, LD 1540 would have clarified a provision in Maine’s anti-steering law, specifically regarding an insurer’s responsibility to convey that the insured or claimant has the legal right to choose the motor

ASA-Massachusetts/Rhode Island is ASA’s Newest Affiliate

July 17th, 2017 by

New affiliate fills membership need in Northeast NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas, July 17, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is excited to announce a new affiliate to its organization: ASA-Massachusetts/Rhode Island (ASA-MA/RI). The Affiliate’s executive director will be Stephen Regan. Regan has been involved in the collision and mechanical repair community since 1999. He

ASA Announces ‘Magical’ Destination for 2018 Annual Meeting

July 10th, 2017 by

Save the Date for A Delightful Disney Adventure NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, July 10, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is thrilled to announce the location of our 2018 Annual Business Meeting & Conference. To support the board of directors’ and staff’s desire to re-establish this event as a can’t-miss opportunity for members and

FTC and NHTSA Hold Joint Workshop on Connected Cars

July 5th, 2017 by

Program Focuses on Privacy and Security Issues WASHINGTON, D.C., July 5, 2017 – Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) co-hosted a workshop on connected and automated vehicles. The program included panel discussions on connected vehicles, cybersecurity and individual privacy, which consisted of various stakeholder experts including the

ASA Leaders Discuss Tax Policy at White House Meeting

June 20th, 2017 by

Talk Highlights Small Business Tax Relief WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2017 – On June 14, ASA board member Bob Wills and Washington, D.C., Representative Bob Redding joined with other automotive industry leaders at the Automobile Industry Tax Reform Listening Session at the White House. Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council, spoke to the

ASA Leaders Talk Cybersecurity on Capitol Hill

June 19th, 2017 by

Discussed Future Collaboration on Cyber Issues WASHINGTON, D.C., June 19, 2017 – As part of the annual Washington, D.C., visit, ASA’s mechanical leadership met with key staff and industry leaders to discuss cybersecurity and privacy issues on Wednesday. Attendees met with representatives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. House Committee