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North Carolina bills would impact automotive inspections

Legislation would eliminate safety inspections and cut emissions testing.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 07:00
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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. Senate Bill 200 is the latest in a series of bills to eliminate the safety inspection program.

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ASA opposes S.B. 200 and asks North Carolina automotive repairers to go to ASA’s legislative website, www.TakingtheHill.com, to send a letter to their legislators in opposition to the bill.

Just days before Randleman introduced S.B. 200, Rep. Dean Hager (R-112) introduced House Bill 169, a bill to limit counties in which motor vehicle emissions inspections are required. If implemented, this bill would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016, exempting the counties of Burke, Haywood, Rutherford, Surry and Wilkes.

Both S. B. 200 and H. B. 169 remain in committee.

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 take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit www.ASAshop.org or call (817) 514-2931. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.

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