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AIA Calls Latest Anti-Steering Legislation ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’

In its most recent issue of Advocate, the American Insurance Association (AIA) calls the latest anti-steering legislation a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” and says it could cost consumers millions of dollars in higher repair costs. “While proponents of new legislation market it as being pro-consumer," the article states, “the reality is that the legislation reduces

Independent Repairers Are ‘Open for Business,’ ASA Tells Massachusetts Consumers

Citing concerns about misinformation surrounding the “Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act,” the Automotive Service Association (ASA) is firing back with a campaign aimed at ensuring consumers that independent repair shops are “Open for Business.” “Proponents of H.B. 296, The Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act, are doing independent repairers in Massachusetts a

Anti-Steering Bill Senate Hearing Successful, Says Missouri Collision Coalition

Power in numbers was demonstrated last Tuesday when the Missouri Collision Coalition (MCC) made up of Missouri associations AASP of Missouri, ASA MOKAN and SCRS MOKAN testified at the State Capitol in Jefferson City. Mo. in support of Senate Bill 775. According to MCC lobbyist Bob Smith, when Senator LuAnn Ridgeway, vice chairperson of the

Financial Service Subcommittee Considers Insurance Reform Proposals

The U.S. House Financial Service Subcommittee held Part III of its hearing on insurance regulation recently. The previous hearings were held in October 2007 and focused on the need for insurance regulatory reform. The purpose of the hearing was to consider a variety of state and federal proposals on insurance reform. Currently, there are two

ABPA Urges Congress to Co-Sponsor Repair Parts Bill

Members of the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) have joined with national consumer advocates in lauding the introduction of House Resolution 5638, known as the repair parts design exemption. The legislation, introduced and championed by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-16), would assure that the American motoring public would still have a choice when it comes to

California Senate Judiciary Committee Approves CRA Factory Parts Bill

The California Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Collision Repair Association of California (CRA)-sponsored Senate Bill 1059 by a 3-2 vote and agreed to add the following provision to the bill: “At the time of sale, the insurer shall specifically notify the insured whether the insurance contract allows for the use of aftermarket parts, and that such use may

CRA Members Educate Consumers Via Legislative Newspaper

Two Collision Repair Association of California (CRA) members had an article published in a recent edition of Capitol Weekly that expressed their views on OEM and aftermarket parts as a way to educate consumers and protect them during the auto claims process. Richard Steffen and Allen Wood, who, along with other members of the CRA,

Missouri Collision Industry Day at the Capitol Is a Success

Missouri associations AASP of Missouri, ASA MOKAN and SCRS MOKAN hosted a Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., for the collision repair industry. It was the first time that the industry has descended on the capitol to express its concerns on issues that affect the consumer and the independent business community. Nearly 70

Nebraska Autobody Association Takes Industry Issues to State Capitol

The Nebraska Autobody Association (NABA) recently opened state senators’ eyes to industry issues with a briefing at the State Capitol. NABA presented an automotive PowerPoint presentation that NABA Director and Lobbyist Norbert Zaenglein said really hit home with the senators. “The PowerPoint was definitely an asset as it helped convey a dramatic picture of emerging

ALLDATA Supports I-CAR Education Foundation

ALLDATA LLC, has announced that it will contribute a portion of each ALLDATA Collision sale to the I-CAR Education Foundation. “ALLDATA’s support of the I-CAR Education Foundation is a significant investment in the future of the collision industry,” said ALLDATA Senior Collision Program Manager Dan Espersen. “Education is vital for staying in front of today’s