Even if your shop’s state legislature isn’t working on any such bills, keeping up with what’s happening in other states may give you or your state association ideas on what type of laws to work on – or watch out for – while your elected representatives meet.
This week, the Automotive Service Association’s Collision Operations Committee (COC) met with the Federal Insurance Office’s (FIO) deputy director, Steven Seitz, and other FIO officials to discuss the future of the FIO, as well as its work in the property and casualty sector as related to vehicles.
The now infamous court case in which attorney Todd Tracy and his clients are suing John Eagle Collision Center for more than $1 million due to negligence has made headlines on countless news outlets, and speaks to a number of concerns collision repairers face every day.
On June 20, Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoed Maine LD 1540. If enacted, LD 1540 would have clarified a provision in Maine’s anti-steering law, specifically regarding an insurer’s responsibility to convey that the insured or claimant has the legal right to choose the motor vehicle repair service to fix the vehicle.
On June 14, ASA board member Bob Wills and Washington, D.C., Representative Bob Redding joined with other automotive industry leaders at the Automobile Industry Tax Reform Listening Session at the White House.
SAE has formed a Data Link Connector Vehicle Security Committee (SAE J3138) to develop standards for access, as well as best practices and reports to help automakers and third-party providers establish secure methods of utilizing OBD-II port access in their solutions.
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association President and CEO Steve Handschuh joined other automotive industry executives Wednesday in a meeting with the White House’s National Economic Council to discuss tax reform.
In comments submitted June 12 to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) took a firm stance on behalf of its members arguing that great care be taken in renegotiating or modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
S. 263, introduced by Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., would amend the Clean Air Act by revising the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) program to allow more time to implement the 2015 standards.
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