Iowa Senator Introduces Bill Establishing Study of Insurer Direct Repair Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 29, 2013 – Iowa state Sen. Brad Zaun (R-20) recently introduced Iowa Senate Bill 42 requesting an interim study committee on automobile insurance direct repair programs (DRPs). Under the legislation, the interim study committee is to study DRPs used by some automobile insurance companies to provide repairs for claimants. The study is to include the following:

A review and analysis of the use of such DRPs by the automobile insurance industry in Iowa and the effect of the use of such programs on automotive body repair shops, insurance costs and Iowa consumers.

Membership of the interim study committee will include:

•  Three consumers,

•  Four members who represent auto body repair shops in the state,

•  Four members from the automobile insurance industry.

To view the full text of the bill, visit ASA’s legislative website at and click on the “Track State Legislation” tab in the left menu.

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to, or visit ASA’s legislative website at

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