Category: Press Releases

ASA Supports Connecticut OEM Repair Procedure Legislation

March 8th, 2019 by

Comments submitted, amendment suggested during recent hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. March 8, 2019 – ASA supports a proposal in the Connecticut Legislature aimed at addressing Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures for collision repairs. But ASA lobbyist Robert L. Redding Jr. has asked the Connecticut Joint Committee on Insurance & Real Estate to amend House Bill

Auto Associations Oppose Missouri Legislation Repealing Vehicle Safety Inspections

February 27th, 2019 by

  Aftermarket Asks State Legislators to Reject House Bill 451 WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 27, 2019 – Automotive industry trade associations have joined to oppose legislation House Bill 451 in Missouri aimed at eliminating that state’s premier vehicle safety inspection program. The Auto Care Association, Automotive Service Association and Tire Industry Association are longtime advocates of

Wyoming ‘Crash Parts’ Legislation Stalls in House

February 12th, 2019 by

ASA thanks Collision Repairers for speaking in opposition to SF0095 WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 12, 2019) – A bill deemed harmful to collision repairers and consumers has stalled in the Wyoming House of Representatives. Opposed by ASA and collision shops in Wyoming, the “crash parts” bill – SF0095 – had been on a fast track after

Aftermarket Crash Parts Legislation On Fast Track in Wyoming Legislature

January 31st, 2019 by

ASA encourages Wyoming collision shops to contact state legislators in opposition to SF0095 WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 31, 2019 – The Wyoming legislature is considering legislation that would negatively impact collision repairers and consumers relative to aftermarket crash parts. The legislation, SF0095, has passed the Wyoming state senate and is now being reviewed by the Wyoming

ASA Supports New Hampshire OE Repair Procedure Legislation

January 31st, 2019 by

ASA Submits Comments for Recent Hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 30, 2019 – The New Hampshire House of Representatives Committee on Commerce and Consumer Affairs held a hearing on House Bill 664, which addresses the issue of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures. ASA supports this legislation. A number of states are considering OEM repair procedure

Missouri Anti-Safety Inspection Bill Reintroduced

January 18th, 2019 by

Legislation seeks to repeal state vehicle safety inspection program. WASHINGTON, D.C. Jan. 18, 2019 – Once again, legislation was introduced in the Missouri Legislature that seeks to repeal the state’s vehicle safety inspection program. State Rep. J. Eggleston, assistant floor leader of the House, introduced House Bill (HB) 451. Eggleston introduced similar legislation last session

Automaker Trade Associations Release Policy Statement Calling for All Collision Repairs to Follow OEM Repair Procedures

January 17th, 2019 by

(WASHINGTON – January 16, 2019) Auto industry trade groups representing virtually all automakers selling cars and light duty trucks in the United States released a policy position statement today underscoring the importance of all post-collision vehicle repairs being conducted in accordance with the repair procedures issued by the vehicle’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM).The statement, released

ASA Hosts Collision Trade Briefing on OEM Repair Procedures

December 10th, 2018 by

Encourages State Legislation to Provide Shop, Consumer Protections WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 10, 2018 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) hosted a webinar last week for the collision trade press on OEM Repair Procedures. The event was a follow-up to a news conference held this summer in Atlanta by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and ASA.

Collision Repairers, Automakers to Discuss 2019 Policy Initiatives During Press Conference

August 2nd, 2018 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug.2, 2018 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers will hold a media event at the upcoming NACE Automechanika 2018 Show in Atlanta, Ga. WHAT: Automotive Service Association and Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers will discuss the upcoming 2019 legislative session as it relates to collision repair. WHEN: Wednesday,

Congressional Steps to Dismantle Federal Insurance Office Continue

June 12th, 2018 by

ASA asks Congress to Protect FIO’s Authority NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TEXAS, June 12, 2018 – The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Financial Services passed a series of six bills designed to reduce federal regulations. One of the bills, HR 3861, Federal Insurance Office Reform Act of 2017, introduced last year was part of the