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ASA opposes Tennessee salvage legislation

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 07:00
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The Tennessee Legislature is considering salvage legislation, House Bill 443. If implemented, this bill will allow unlicensed buyers to purchase vehicles from salvage pools. ASA believes the legislation will harm both consumers and automotive repairers in Tennessee. Approval of this bill could drive up the costs of auto repair as parts become more limited. Furthermore, vehicles that should be processed for parts could be used for unintended purposes such as resale or criminal activity. 

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In response to the legislation, ASA sent letters to the chairman of the Tennessee House Committee on Transportation as well as the other Committee members, voicing concern regarding House Bill 443. ASA also encourages Tennessee automotive repairers to contact their representatives and explain the harmful effects of this legislation. To view and send an opposition letter for House Bill 443, please visit ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingtheHill.com > Legislation > State > Legislative Alerts and Updates and scroll down to Tennessee.

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To learn more about ASA, including the many benefits of membership, please visit www.ASAshop.org or call (817) 514-2923 or (817) 514-2931. To read past news releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.

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