Category: Press Releases

New Hampshire Senator Introduces OEM Repair Procedures Legislation

February 6th, 2020 by

Repairers are urged to contact state lawmakers in support of SB 513.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Feb. 6, 2020 – New Hampshire Sen. Regina Birdsell (R-19) has introduced Senate Bill (SB) 513, addressing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures for collision repairs. ASA supports this legislation. ASA is urging New Hampshire repairers and vehicle owners to

Virginia Governor Calls for Eliminating Vehicle Safety Inspection Program

January 22nd, 2020 by

ASA opposes bills to ax important program.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 22, 2020 – In his budget briefing, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam unveiled plans to eliminate the state’s motor vehicle safety inspection program. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) opposes the elimination of state vehicle safety inspections and believes these programs benefit the motoring public. ASA

Pennsylvania House Drops Emissions Inspection & Maintenance Exemption Language

January 16th, 2020 by

Legislators opt for I/M study WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 15, 2020 – ASA Washington, D.C. representative Bob Redding applauded the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for “taking a more reasonable approach” while addressing potential changes to the state’s vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance (I/M) program. Rather than proceed with legislation (SB 742) that would have exempted

ASA Testifies at Massachusetts Right to Repair Hearing

January 13th, 2020 by

Fisher Highlights the Importance of Vehicle Data Access WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 13, 2020 – The Massachusetts Joint Committee on Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure held a hearing today discussing Right to Repair legislation being considered in the Massachusetts Legislature. Automotive Service Association President Ray Fisher testified at the hearing alongside Kevin DiVito, president of

Pennsylvania Emissions Legislation Awaits Assembly Approval

November 15th, 2019 by

Shops, consumers encouraged to contact legislators in opposition WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov. 4, 2019 – Over the summer, four Republican Pennsylvania state senators – Judith Ward, Elder Vogel, Patrick Stefano and Wayne Langerholc –­introduced five bills aimed at modifying the Pennsylvania Emissions Inspection and Maintenance Program under Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Discusses Anti-Competitiveness of ‘Most Favored Nation’ Clauses

September 27th, 2019 by

Blumenthal raises MFN concerns with Federal Trade Commission & Department of Justice. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 26, 2019 – The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy & Consumer Rights held a hearing on “Oversight of the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws.” U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) questioned Joseph Simmons, chairman of the Federal Trade

ASA Urges Veto Override for New Hampshire OEM Repair Procedure Legislation

September 17th, 2019 by

ASA asks repairers to contact state legislators encouraging override vote for HB 664.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 17, 2019 – ASA is asking New Hampshire repairers to contact state lawmakers and urge them to override Gov. Chris Sununu’s recent veto of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures legislation. Gov. Sununu vetoed House Bill 664 this

ASA, Alliance Host 6th Annual Technology & Telematics Forum

September 16th, 2019 by

Automotive Industry Discusses Top Future Technology Issues  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 16, 2019 – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (the “Alliance”) hosted the 6th annual Technology & Telematics Forum Sept. 12 in Troy, Mich. The forum consisted of several segmented discussions focused on new vehicle technologies, data access and

OEM Repair Procedure Legislation

August 19th, 2019 by

ASA Supported House Bill 664 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Aug. 19, 2019 – New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed OEM Repair Procedure legislation. ASA, which supports legislation requiring the use of OEM repair procedures, had asked the state’s repairers to contact Sununu in support of New Hampshire’s House Bill 664. HB 664 had called for