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  • On Feb. 15, Senate Bill 209, proposed by Sen. Delores Kelley (D-District 10, Baltimore County) was voted unanimously by the Senate Finance Committee to be withdrawn without foreseeable reintroduction. The bill, intended to provide a documentation pro
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  • ALLDATA has released a white paper discussing the need for collision repair facilities to have vehicle manufacturers' OE repair information.
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  • The Automotive Service Association and the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers released a brochure opposing the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' Model Act regarding motor vehicle crash parts and repair. The brochure, titled Support Cons
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  • GRC-Pirk Management said it will implement the energy-savings aspects of the Building Star legislation introduced by the Senate to provide new incentives for early compliance with EPA's surface coating rule.
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  • The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection recently held a hearing titled, "National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Oversight: The Road Ahead." Members o
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  • The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a recent hearing titled, "Opportunities to Improve Transportation Safety." U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., is the chairwoman of the committee. She and Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., ranki
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  • The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced its 2010 Collision Division Operations Committee. Dan Stander, Jerry Stander's Collision Works, Littleton, Colo., was named Collision Division director, which is a two-year term. As such, Stander
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  • Independent automotive repairers nationwide met recently with their U.S. representatives and senators to discuss a full repeal of the McCarran-Ferguson Act. The meetings occurred as part of the Automotive Service Association's "Taking the Hill" Fly-I
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  • The Automotive Service Association of Ohio (ASA-Ohio) and its government affairs representatives at Governmental Policy Group have been lobbying two companion bills pending in the Ohio Legislature that could negatively impact members of ASA-Ohio and
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  • Onondaga County (N.Y.) Court Judge William D. Walsh has ruled in favor of Nick Orso's Body Shop vs. Adirondack Insurance Exchange in an assignment of proceeds case that has statewide implications.
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  • In a continuing effort to introduce Georgia Collision Industry Association (GCIA) members to candidates running for the Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner, GCIA scheduled candidates to speak at its June 23 meeting.
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  • The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) property-casualty insurance committee took no final action on its proposed Motor Vehicle Crash Parts and Repair Model Act July 8 at the NCOIL summer meeting in Boston. The committee will contin
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  • The Senate has passed H.R. 4173, Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010, in a 60-39 vote, after having stalled activity on the conference report for more than a week. The legislation is now awaiting signature by President Barack Obama. Th
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  • The Massachusetts state legislature ended its formal session on Saturday evening, July 31, without having taken action on Senate Bill 2517, the Massachusetts' "Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Bill." The bill had been referred to the state's Hou
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  • Rhode Island Gov. Donald L. Carcieri has signed R.H.S. 2514, the Automobile Airbag Fraud Prevention Act. The act had been introduced in Feb. by Sens. Joshua Miller, D-District 28, and David Bates, R-District 32. The new law seeks to combat airbag fra
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  • California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed Senate Bill 427, the legislation introduced to crack down on airbag fraud, on Sept. 24.
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  • The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) will hold its annual meeting in Austin, Texas, Nov. 18-21. Discussions will continue surrounding the proposed Model Act Regarding Motor Vehicle Crash Parts and Repair. The Automotive Service As
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  • The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) and Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will partner in researching the issues of business-to-business data ownership and data privacy rights as they relate to the collision repair indust
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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has listed 134 different chemicals that will be screened for their potential to disrupt endocrine systems in humans and animals. The EPA notes that endocrine disruptors represent a serious health concern
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  • Legislators at the NCOIL Annual Meeting - responding to aggressive and near-universal opposition from interested parties - set aside a proposed Model Act Regarding Insurer Auto Body Steering and determined to consider the freedom-of-choice issue furt
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