Legislative News

  • Citing significant growth in its statewide membership since last year, the Right to Repair Coalition has announced that legislation has been re-filed for the 2011-12 legislative session in Massachusetts. The legislation would provide consumers with t
  • AASA members should make plans now to participate in the MEMA Government Affairs Committee Meeting & Industry Reception in Lansing, Mich., on June 8, and the Advanced Vehicle Technology Fly-In in Washington, D.C., on June 14.
  • The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) testified in support of Proposed Bill No. 160, introduced by Senator Martin Looney in Connecticut, which would require car companies to share diagnostic codes with independent repair technicians.
  • The California Automotive Wholesalers' Association (CAWA) and the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) have announced today that their co-sponsored legislative resolution that recognizes the significant contributions the automotive afte
  • Companies that operate abroad are aware that the U.S. government increasingly is focusing on laws that govern extra-territorial conduct by U.S.-based multinational corporations.
  • In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) commended Congress for passing the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010, while urging Congress to take actio
  • The procedural defeat of an Oregon bill that would have required the elimination of copper in motor vehicle brakes was lauded today by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), which has opposed the measure. Oregon Senate Bill 945 f
  • As new car dealerships promote "Cash for Clunkers" incentives to help boost sales, the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) anticipates a consumer backlash once reality replaces the hype.
  • The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) praised Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for introducing a bill that would expand the ceiling on certain loans issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA), a move that will assist small supp
  • The California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers' Association (CAWA) announced that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law HB 2130 to address a discrepancy in battery core sales and deposits.
  • New Cash for Clunkers legislation offers not only an opportunity to purchase a new vehicle, but also the opportunity to donate one.
  • The California Air Resources Board has granted certification approving Roush propane-powered Ford F-250 and F-350 pickups. The certification recognizes these alternative fuel vehicles for having met the state's strict emission standards, and allows t
  • The Motor Vehicle Owners? Right to Repair Act (HR 2057) has gained more bipartisan support with the addition of nine members of Congress to the growing co-sponsor list.
  • Consumers are turning to the Nationl Highway Traffuc Safety Administration (NHTSA) to advise them on how to handle Cash for Clunker purchases made over the past several weeks,after learning that certain vehicles are no longer eligible following EPA m
  • Protecting consumers' rights to choose where they get their vehicles repaired gained bipartisan support as Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) introduced the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act into the Senate. The House ver
  • Consumer prices are climbing as Cash for Clunkers continues to influence the marketplace, says Edmunds.com, an online automotive information research site.
  • Insurers and repair groups in California will likely square off in the coming year, as the CDI contemplates changes that could impact the state's steering and labor regulations.
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  • The Massachusetts Senate has passed Right to Repair legislation.
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  • The ARA and the OATRA decried on May 15th the attempts by insurance industry lobbyists to diminish the role of recycling companies.
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  • The House Committee on Financial Services recently held a hearing titled “U.S. Insurance Sector: International Competitiveness and Jobs.”
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