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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.

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CAR Coalition Launches New Consumer Rights Video

The video outlines the need to protect consumers’ rights in the post-collision automotive repair market.

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Maryland Passes New Calibration Law

S.B. 793 establishes consumer protections related to the repair or replacement of glass on motor vehicles equipped with ADAS.

The Maryland state legislature recently passed S.B. 793, a bill establishing consumer protections related to the repair or replacement of glass on motor vehicles equipped with an advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS).

The bill states that before repairing or replacing motor vehicle glass, if the vehicle is equipped with ADAS, a motor vehicle safety glass facility (someone who repairs or replaces vehicle glass and provides recalibration of ADAS) shall:

ASA Calls on Texas Legislature to Oppose H.B. 3297

ASA says bill would end Texas vehicle safety inspections and make roads less safe.

ABPA Opposes Texas Crash Parts Bill

The ABPA believes Texas Senate Bill 1083 will adversely affect Texas drivers as it would establish a 36-month restriction against the use of alternative parts when OEM repair procedures are mandated.

Eight New Bipartisan Co-Sponsors Sign On to Support REPAIR Act

The CAR Coalition, MEMA Aftermarket, Auto Care Association and SEMA are applauding a new group of bipartisan cosponsors of the REPAIR Act (H.R. 906).

CAR Coalition Applauds Reintroduction of SMART Act

The CAR Coalition believes the SMART Act will empower consumers to choose quality, safe and affordable aftermarket car parts, while respecting the intellectual property rights of automakers.

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ABAT Educates Legislators on Safe Repairs

Collision repairers from all over the Lone Star State showed up in Austin on Feb. 23 to educate legislators on ABAT’s Safe Repair bill and Fair Appraisal bill. 

Bipartisan Right to Repair Legislation Reintroduced in Congress

The CAR Coalition states that the legislation will ensure the preservation of consumer choice, a fair marketplace and the continued safe operation of the nation’s 292 million registered passenger and commercial motor vehicles.

President Biden: Consumers Deserve Right to Repair

As President Biden prepared for the State of the Union address, the White House reaffirmed the president’s support for consumers’ right to repair their products however and wherever they choose.

SEMA Sponsors ZEV Conversion Rebate Bill in California

Senate Bill 301 would create a financial rebate program for converting gas and diesel-powered motor vehicles into zero-emissions-vehicles.