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California Bureau of Automotive Repair Hosts Workshop

The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) will be hosting a workshop on April 18, 2019 to discuss proposed amendments and regulations regarding auto body repair. A few of the topics included in the discussion will be revised definitions and updated equipment requirements. The California BAR encourages members of the public to attend and engage in the conversation surrounding the newly proposed amendments and regulations.

Information about the location and time can be seen below:

 

Thursday April 18, 2019

Department of Consumer Affairs, HQ1

Hearing Room 102

1625 North Market Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95834

 

For any questions or concerns, contact Zach Richardson by email at, zachary.richardson@dca.ca.gov.

To learn more about the California Bureau of Automotive Repairs, click here.

To learn more about this workshop, click here.

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New Hampshire House Bill 664 Passes House and Moves to Senate

This week the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed an amended House Bill (HB) 664, which addresses the issue of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures for collision repairs. The amendment specified that if a repair procedure from an OEM includes the need for additional operations such as pre- and post-scans, calibration, or diagnostic test of the vehicles systems, the insurer shall reimburse the repairer for those operations; however, it excludes glass repair and replacement when done by a glass company. The amendment also acknowledges paint and materials pricing used by repairers. The bill was passed by a floor vote of 202-105 and will move to the Senate for further action.

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ASA Submits Comments in Support of New Hampshire House Bill 664

ASA submitted comments to the New Hampshire House of Representatives Committee on Commerce and Consumers Affairs in support of House Bill (HB) 664, addressing the issue of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures. HB 664 would require that “insurers shall reimburse a repairer for all repairs if a repairer follows original equipment manufacturer recommended collision repair procedures, recommendations, or service bulletins, while repairing a vehicle.” This bill seeks to ensure quality and safe repairs for the motoring public.

To view the full text of the comments sent to the Committee, click here.

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Wyoming Aftermarket Crash Parts Bill Passes in Senate

On January 15, 2019 Sen. Tara Nethercott (R-04) introduced SF0095, a bill that would negatively impact collision repairers and consumers relative to aftermarket crash parts. This bill has already passed the Wyoming State Senate and is now being considered by the Wyoming House of Representatives. This bill raises important issues that require more debate, coupled with the dramatic change it poses to collision-consumer shop marketplace.

ASA encourages Wyoming collision repairers to contact their state legislators and ask that they oppose Aftermarket Parts Bill SF0095.

To see the full text of the ASA Press Release, click here.

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