Legislative News

  • The Automotive Service Association (ASA) hosted a Fly-in and Capitol Hill Day for its collision repair members July 28-29. Collision repairers from across the country fanned out over Capitol Hill to discuss insurance reform and the repeal of the McCa
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  • Despite the opposition of major consumer groups, trial attorneys, consumer groups and several collision repair associations, AB 1200 was approved by the California Senate Sept. 4 by a 21-17 vote, the bare minimum needed for passage. The bill will mak
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  • U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, has signed on as a co-sponsor for House Bill 1880, legislation establishing optional federal insurance regulation for property and casualty insurers.
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  • The U.S. House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on House Bill 3596, the “Health Insurance Industry Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009,” sponsored by Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., committee chairman. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman
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  • The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee passed H.R. 3126, a bill for the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA), Oct. 22 in a 39-29 vote. The insurance industry was excluded from the legislation.
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  • A California Appellate Court rejected a body shop owner's claims of unfair business practices on the part of two major insurance companies in early January, upholding an earlier trial decision.
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  • With a slew of new mandatory state and federal regulations coming into effect soon, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) has scheduled several training seminars at this year's Northeast 2010 automotive repair trade sho
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  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren's, D-Calif., Access to Repair Parts Act, H.R. 3059, is soon to be considered in the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) said it opposes this legislation because it makes
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  • The Automotive Service Association's (ASA) Washington, D.C., representative Bob Redding attended the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) Property and Casualty Insurance Committee meeting March 5 to testify against its Model Act Regar
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  • A towing reform bill that sparked an unexpected debate between collision repairers and insurers in Pennsylvania has passed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
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  • The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held a hearing March 22 on the proposed Access to Repair Parts Act that would create an exemption in design patent law for aftermarket crash parts.
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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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  • 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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  • Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee chairman, has released a draft of the financial services reform bill with aims of restoring American financial stability. Dodd hopes to create a sound economic foundat
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  • The National Conference of Insurance Legislators’ (NCOIL) Property and Casualty Insurance Committee passed the Model Act Regarding Auto Airbag Fraud. The model act was amended to include restrictions on the use of salvage airbags as an option f
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  • Many key incentives enacted over the last several years have focused on encouraging shops to incorporate environmental compliance into their operational plans.
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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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