On July 1, Michigan State Sen. Joe Hune (R-22), chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee, introduced Senate Bill 430, a bill that amends the insurance code to prohibit insurers from requiring automotive repairers to use a specific vendor or process to procure parts and other materials.
ASA, Auto Care Association, SEMA and WMDA Service Station and Automotive Repair Association joined with other small businesses to support the Save American Workers Act of 2015, which passed in the House in January.
At CIC in Detroit this month, the Governmental Committee will be providing a presentation that summarizes the ongoing efforts to address issues and concerns about autonomous vehicles and autonomous driving.
On June 3, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) held a hearing titled, “Challenges and Implications of EPA’s Proposed National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ground-Level Ozone and Legislative Hearing.
Takata has agreed to a national recall of certain types of driver and passenger side air bag inflators. These inflators were made with a propellant that can degrade over time and has led to ruptures that have been blamed for six deaths worldwide. The action expands the number of vehicles to be recalled for defective Takata inflators to nearly 34 million.
Right to Repair legislation has been reintroduced in the New Jersey Assembly. Assembly Bill 230 addresses the availability of service information to independent repair shops. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) calls on all New Jersey repairers to contact their legislators to oppose this legislation.
On March 10, 2015, North Carolina State Senator Shirley Randleman (R-30) introduced Senate Bill 200. This legislation would repeal North Carolina’s requirement for an annual automotive safety inspection and make changes to emissions inspections.
U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) has introduced H.R. 1181, the Public Access to Motor Vehicle Safety Information bill. This legislation was introduced partly in response to recent automaker safety issues and airbag defects.
The U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance recently held a hearing titled, “Oversight of and Policy Considerations for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.”
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has released an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking with a goal of creating vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication capability requirements for light vehicles.
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