Texas Bill to End Vehicle Safety Inspection Program Dies

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 extremely grateful to have seen the outpouring of opposition from our Texas members. Texas repairers know the value of their program and did not hesitate to share their concerns with their representatives.

“We have 15 state vehicle inspection programs in the United States,” Redding continued. “Our members in these states understand that these programs protect the motoring public. Shops are on the front lines when customers fail to have their brakes, tires and other critical safety issues addressed.”

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 ASAshop.org or call (817) 514-2900.

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

For Release: Immediate
News Bulletin 17.16

Written by ASA

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services.