Legislative News

  • At their annual meeting held this year in Austin, Texas, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) Property and Casualty Insurance Committee delayed action on the Model Act Regarding Motor Vehicle Crash Parts and Repair.
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  • California Assembly Bill 519, which deals with towing and storage laws, will go into effect statewide in January 2011. The bill was supported by the insurance industry and opposed by the Collision Repair Association of California (CRA) and others.
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  • Montana House Bill 1530 was recently proposed in pre-filed draft form. The bill outlines rules regarding estimates for collision repairs.
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  • U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, has introduced H.R. 164 directing the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administrat
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  • An Office of National Insurance study and report to Congress on how to modernize and improve the system of insurance regulation in the United States is under attack by the insurance industry, which wants to kill funding for the study.
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  • Registration is open for the Automotive Service Association (ASA) annual business meeting and "Taking the Hill" day. The events will take place May 9-11, 2011, in the Washington, D.C., area, and will address the key issues facing both collision- and
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  • The White House released on Feb. 15 its Fiscal Year 2012 budget, which proposes to cut the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins) to $1 billion, a $264 million loss, which takes funding for the program back to 1991 levels.
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) will host a Capitol Hill Fly-In for ASA collision members July 28-29 in Washington, D.C., allowing members to meet with policymakers to discuss industry issues, includ
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business held a hearing Feb. 4 on “Health Care Reform in a Struggling Economy: What’s on the Horizon for Small Business?”  
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Insurance Association (AIA) commended the Wyoming House of Representatives for rejecting H.B. 168, Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility, a bill that would likely have increased costs and led to
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insurance Industry Competition Act of 2009 (House Bill 1583), a bill that amends the McCarran-Ferguson Act by eliminating the federal antitrust exemption for the insurance industry that has been in place
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  • The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee approved two pieces of legislation Feb. 17, H.R. 4, the "Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011," and H.R. 705, the "Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Ov
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  • The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) reiterated today it's previously established opposition to legislative model acts under consideration by the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) Property & Casualty committee. SC
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  • Three industry leaders presented information during the Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists (CCRS) association meeting titled "Are You Ready for 2011?"
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  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced a final rule aimed at decreasing occupant ejections in passenger vehicles. The new U.S. Department of Transportation standard, which will help reduce the number of people partially or completely
  • WASHINGTON D.C. - Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) introduced on June 25 the "Access To Repair Parts Act," H.R. 3059, in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced identical legislation
  • The New York State Auto Collision Technician’s Association (NYSACTA) sent a letter to state Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo asking that existing laws be enforced that prohibit insurance company steering and price capping.
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  • During the past 10 years, an overall decline in collision insurance claims and a dramatic increase in the number of total loss declarations have had devastating consequences for the collision repair industry.
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. — Iowa State Rep. Nathan Reichert introduced House Bill 422, which establishes motor vehicle emissions standards for passenger cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles beginning with model yea
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  • WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed House Bill 309, an act relating to salvage motor vehicle titles that passed the Senate March 12 with a 94-0 vote and is now on the governor’s desk for ap
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