Category: Press Releases

Ohio Budget Amendment Would Remove Consumer Protections

June 2nd, 2017 by

Amendment Exempts Insurers from Providing Non-OEM Parts Notic WASHINGTON, D.C., June 2, 2017 – An amendment proposed for the Ohio budget legislation would exempt insurers from providing notice to customers when non-OEM parts are used in a repair. If enacted, the repair shop would be held responsible for notifying the customer. As most auto insurers’ policies

Texas Bill to End Vehicle Safety Inspection Program Dies

May 30th, 2017 by

ASA Thanks Members for Taking Action WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30, 2017 – Texas Senate Bill (SB) 1588, introduced by State Sen. Donald Huffines, R-16, died at the end of Texas’ legislative session. If enacted, the bill would have terminated Texas’ vehicle safety inspection program. Robert L. Redding Jr., ASA’s Washington, D.C., representative said, “We are

Texas Anti-Vehicle-Safety Inspection Bills Advance

May 9th, 2017 by

ASA Encourages Members to Contact Their Representatives in Opposition WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2017 – Texas Senate Bill (SB) 1588, introduced by State Sen. Donald Huffines, R-16, passed the Texas Senate by a vote of 27-4 on May 4, 2017. If enacted this bill would dismantle Texas’ safety inspection program and institute an “inspection program

Louisiana Bill Targets Vehicle Safety Inspection Program

May 6th, 2017 by

Legislation Latest in Anti-Safety Inspection Movement WASHINGTON, D.C., May 6, 2017 – Louisiana House Bill (HB) 597, introduced by State Rep. Lawrence A. Bagley, R-7, would eliminate Louisiana’s vehicle safety inspection program. In place of the inspection, residents would be required to just pay an annual fee to the office of motor vehicles. The Automotive

Two Texas Bills Aim to End Vehicle Safety Inspection Program

May 2nd, 2017 by

Add Additional Fee to Vehicle Registration WASHINGTON, D.C., May 2, 2017 – Texas Senate Bill (SB) 1588, introduced by state Sen. Donald Huffines, R-16, would dismantle Texas’ safety inspection program and institute an “inspection program replacement fee” due at a vehicle’s registration or registration renewal. SB 1588’s House counterpart, HB 3995, also calls for the

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Propose Recall Notification Legislation

April 13th, 2017 by

Bills Tie Notifications to Vehicle Safety Inspections and Used Car Sales WASHINGTON, D.C., April 13, 2017 – Pennsylvania House Bill (HB) 1182, introduced by State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, would require inspection agents to perform a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) recall search as a part of the vehicle safety inspection process. If there is an

ASA Connected CARS Prepares for Detroit

April 10th, 2017 by

Registration Filling up Fast WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association’s Connected CARS event May 18-19 in Detroit provides an in-depth look at the technical aspects of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Connected CARS will feature exclusive high-end training on the future of scan tools and cybersecurity with a primary focus

South Carolina Bill to Establish Vehicle Safety Inspection Program

March 24th, 2017 by

ASA Supports Annual Inspection Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2017 – South Carolina House Bill (HB) 3989, introduced by State Rep. Joseph Jefferson, D-102, would require all vehicles registered in the state to undergo an annual safety inspection. Current law does not require vehicle safety inspections. ASA’s Washington, D.C., Representative, Bob Redding, said, “The Automotive

Maine Bills Threaten to Dismantle Safety Inspection Program

March 21st, 2017 by

Bills Follow Similar Legislation that Failed Earlier this Year WASHINGTON, D.C., March 21, 2017 – Maine House Bill (HB) 439 and HB 567 propose to weaken or eliminate Maine’s safety inspection program. If enacted, HB 439, introduced by State Rep. Paul Stearns, R-119, would require a biennial safety inspection as opposed to the current annual