Category: Press Releases

Missouri House Committee Passes Anti-Vehicle Safety Inspection Legislation

April 2nd, 2018 by

ASA Calls for Opposition to HB 1444 WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2, 2018 – The Missouri House Transportation Committee passed House Bill (HB) 1444. If enacted, HB 1444 would repeal Missouri’s vehicle safety inspection program. Despite testimonies in support of the Missouri safety inspection program from ASA-Midwest member Ben Steinman, the Missouri state highway patrol, AAA

U.S. Senate Passes Dodd-Frank Reform Bill

March 19th, 2018 by

Federal Insurance Office Preserved WASHINGTON, D.C., March 19, 2018 – On March 14, the U.S. Senate passed S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act, which is a wide-ranging bank deregulation bill that would scale back key parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law. The bill passed by a vote of 67-31. While

Missouri House Considers Anti-Vehicle Safety Inspection Legislation

February 12th, 2018 by

ASA Calls for Opposition to HB 1444 WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 12, 2018 – On Feb. 7, the Missouri House Transportation Committee held a hearing to address House Bill (HB) 1444. HB 1444 would repeal Missouri’s vehicle safety inspection program. During the hearing, proponents of HB 1444 cited consumer expense and overall inconvenience as justification for

Anti-Safety Inspection Legislation Introduced in West Virginia, New Hampshire

January 26th, 2018 by

ASA Calls for Members to Oppose the Bills WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 26, 2018 – West Virginia Sen. Robert Karnes, R-11, recently introduced Senate Bill (SB) 90. If enacted, this legislation would repeal West Virginia’s vehicle safety inspection program, which requires an annual inspection. In New Hampshire, Rep. Glen Dickey, R-Hillsborough-05, introduced House Bill (HB) 1328

Anti-Safety Inspection Legislation Introduced in Missouri

January 12th, 2018 by

ASA Calls for Members to Oppose the Bill WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 12, 2018 – Missouri Rep. J. Eggleston, R-2, recently introduced House Bill (HB) 1444. If enacted, this legislation would repeal Missouri’s vehicle safety inspection program. In 2015, ASA hosted a safety inspection forum in St. Louis to draw attention to the importance of vehicle

ASA Supports U.S. Congressman Carter’s Vehicle Data Access Bill

December 18th, 2017 by

Encourages Members to Contact Congressional Representatives WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 18, 2017 – U.S. Congressman Earl “Buddy” Carter, R-Ga., is currently developing an automotive data access bill that will create a stakeholder committee at the U.S. Department of Transportation, allowing policymakers to hear from all sides of the automated vehicle discussion and ensure the independent repairer

NHTSA Holds Public Meeting on Updated Driverless Guidance

November 8th, 2017 by

Addresses Concerns over Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 8, 2017 – In September 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. This document updates the original 2016 guidance by incorporating public and congressional feedback.

U.S. Senate Committee Approves Federal Advisory Committee Language

October 4th, 2017 by

ASA Supports Data Access and Cybersecurity Amendment WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 4, 2017 – Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has adopted an amendment to establish a federal advisory committee comprised of aftermarket representatives and other stakeholders. The amendment, offered by U.S. Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., was added to S. 1885,

U.S. DOT Releases Revisions to Self-Driving Cars Guidance

September 13th, 2017 by

Provisions Remain Voluntary WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 13, 2017 – On Sept. 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. This document updates the original 2016 guidance by incorporating public and congressional feedback. Specifically,