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Louisiana Bill Targets Vehicle Safety Inspection Program

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 Service Association opposes this bill and encourages all interested parties in Louisiana to visit ASA’s legislative advocacy website,, to contact their state representatives in opposition.

Bob Redding, ASA Washington, D.C. Representative, said, “Repairers understand the importance of these programs. Studies have shown that vehicle safety inspection programs prevent accidents, injuries and deaths. We encourage repairers and vehicle owners to contact the Louisiana legislature in opposition to HB 597.”

ASA urges Louisiana repairers to go to (click “Alerts”) to send a letter to their legislator(s) opposing this legislation. The whole process only takes a couple of minutes.

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

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit or call (817) 514-2900.

For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to, or visit ASA’s legislative website at

Contact: ASA Washington, D.C. Office
(202) 543-1440

For Release: Immediate
News Bulletin 17.14

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