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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  • 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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  • Twenty-two representatives of The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers - Minnesota (AASP-MN) spoke to legislators in the State Capitol Feb. 23 about key industry issues, including sales tax on paint and materials, collision shop registration, and
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  • The U.S. Senate voted to pass Sen. Patrick Leahy's, D-Vt., America Invents Act (S. 23) in an 87-3 vote. Leahy is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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  • The House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced legislation that would prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating greenhouse gases to address climate change. H.R. 910, the 'Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011,' would create
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  • The U.S. Senate has passed H.R. 4, the "Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011," which repeals the 1099 reporting mandate in the new health care law by a vote of 87-12.
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  • South Carolina state Sen. David Thomas, R-Seneca, pre-filed legislation mirroring that of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' (NCOIL) Model Act Regarding Motor Vehicle Crash Parts and Repair in December 2010. Today a committee vote was
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  • Although he's been running a successful body shop for a decade, Matt Huuki says that his new job as a state representative in Michigan has been a test of his organizational skills.
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  • The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) congratulated the California Senate for its leadership in passing Senate Bill 869, which was introduced by Senator Leland Yee and co-sponsored by the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) and CAPA, and would r
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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