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U.S. House Ag Committee Holds Hearing on EV Investments

Committee Chairman Rep. David Scott (D-GA) emphasized the importance of not leaving rural America behind in the push to vehicle electrification.

Pennsylvania Legislation Would Allow Self-Driving Cars to be Tested on Public Roads

S.B. 965 would allow companies to test self-driving vehicles on Pennsylvania highways without a driver available to take over in an emergency.

President Biden Signs Executive Order on Clean Energy, EVs

President Joe Biden recently signed the Executive Order on Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability.

Pennsylvania Emissions Bill Passes State Senate

The Pennsylvania State Senate passed Senate Bill (S.B.) 777, a bill that would exempt vehicles five years and newer from the requirements of emissions inspections.

ASA Opposes Pennsylvania Emissions Legislation

ASA believes this legislation would have a negative effect on the Pennsylvania vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance program.

California Vehicle Safety Bill A.B. 471 Signed Into Law

A.B. 471, a measure that will expand the inspection of vehicle safety components and systems, was been signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Sept. 28.

AASP/MA, Legislators Discuss Consumer Reimbursement Reform

House Bill 1111/Senate Bill 709 seeks to set a minimum reimbursement rate for auto body labor paid by insurers to Massachusetts claimants.

CAR Coalition Strongly Supports Bipartisan SMART Act

The CAR Coalition states that the SMART Act will expand consumer choice for crash parts, decrease costs to both drivers and insurers, and enhance competition in the auto parts market.

Legislative Report

Legislative news from the week of Feb. 15.

ABPA Opposes Nebraska OE Repair Procedures Bill

The ABPA says Nebraska Legislative Bill 602 will adversely affect Nebraska drivers by establishing a restriction against the use of alternative parts when OEM repair procedures are mandated.

ABPA Opposes Washington OE Repair Procedures Bill

The ABPA has opposed Washington House Bill 1428, which would establish a restriction against the use of alternative parts when OEM repair procedures are mandated.

U.S. Congress Passes Economic Relief Legislation

The stimulus legislation includes $300 billion in funds to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for the reauthorization of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).