Legislative News

  • Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., and Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., are proposing H.R. 527, the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2011 that creates significant economic protections for small businesses when the U.S. Environ
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  • At the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) spring meeting March 6 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the Property and Casualty Insurance Committee voted against the proposed Model Act Regarding Motor Vehicle Crash Parts and Repair.
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  • A bill that would make the Pennsylvania insurance commissioner an elected rather than appointed position was introduced in the state's House of Representatives.
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  • Texas state Sen. Mike Jackson, R-Dist. 11, introduced Senate Bill 944, which would create an automotive insurance advisory board. The bill was filed in the Texas state Senate and referred to the Committee on Business and Commerce. It has passed the c
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  • Florida House Bill 5005, "Deregulations of Professions and Occupations," sponsored by Rep. Esteban Bovo Jr., R-Dist. 110, includes provisions that would repeal Florida's law requiring the registration of motor vehicle repair shops with the Motor Vehi
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  • The Automotive Service Association (ASA) testified before the House Ways and Means Committee of the Texas General Assembly in Austin, Texas, about an inequity in the current Texas Franchise Tax code.
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  • Automotive Service Association (ASA) collision leaders included the Insurance Modernization report in their top issues discussed recently on Capitol Hill. ASA members addressed how a key provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Pro
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  • Automotive Service Association (ASA) collision leaders included vehicle disclosure legislation and replacement crash parts notice and consent among top issues discussed recently on Capitol Hill. ASA members expressed support for H.R. 164, the "Damage
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  • The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) urged Congress to review implementation and enforcement of the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) when they return from recess.
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  • The Houston city council voted to delay the Automotive Repair Shop Licensing ordinance for two weeks to gather more input from small business owners.
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  • Recently, a number of crash parts bills have been introduced in legislatures across the United States. Bills have been introduced or continue to be considered in Oklahoma, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, South Carolina, North Carolina and Washington
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  • The mayor's office in the city of Houston released new changes to the proposed ordinance to regulate the automotive repair and collision industry. The Houston City Council did not reach a final conclusion on the Feb. 14 ordinance proposal but opted t
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  • Newly appointed Connecticut DMV Commissioner Melody A. Currey was the keynote speaker at the recent Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists membership meeting in Hartford, Conn.
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  • A joint committee hearing was held by the Consumer Affairs and Transportation committees of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on "Right to Repair." Testifying at the Philadelphia, Pa., hearing were three panels of witnesses, including automob
  • The Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Collision Repair Registration, with the Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office, the Belmont County Common Please Court and the Belmont county Sheriff's Department carried out a court order June 27 to lock down an i
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  • The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) supports the passage of a new law that eliminates the requirement that collision shops purchase more insurance than they need in order to maintain an auto body repair license in the
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  • The California Department of Insurance (DOI) is joining with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and other agencies to fight labor law and insurance related violations that exist in an underground economy.
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  • Repairers in Montana may have more leverage when negotiating with insurers on repair procedures. Gov. Brian Schweitzer recently signed House Bill 265 into law, making it more difficult for insurers to avoid compensating shops for operations and costs
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  • The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists joined a coalition of automotive associations to oppose the National Conference of Insurance Legislators' (NCOIL) Model Act for Motor Vehicle Crash Parts and Rep
  • The U.S. House of Representatives 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 314-112.
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