Maine Safety Inspection Bill Dies in Committee

State to Maintain Annual Inspection Requirement

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 22, 2017 – Maine House Bill (HB) 167, introduced by State Rep. Richard Cebra, R-68, would have required all state-registered vehicles to undergo a biannual safety inspection. Maine currently requires an annual safety inspection. The bill failed in committee at the end of January.

Robert L. Redding Jr., ASA’s Washington, D.C., representative, said, “We are pleased to see the legislature move so quickly and decisively against this ill-advised bill to weaken Maine’s safety inspection program. Regular preventative maintenance improves the overall road safety for the states’ residents and visitors alike. We also want to thank ASA members for contacting their legislators in opposition.”

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 media releases, go to, or visit ASA’s legislative website at

Contact: ASA Washington, D.C. Office
(202) 543-1440
For Release: Immediate
News Bulletin 17.04

Written by Leona Dalavai Scott

Leona Dalavai Scott is the marketing and communications director of the Automotive Service Association (ASA).