Legislative News

  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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