The Missouri Legislature is considering a bill that would create a
state board of auto body repair that would license auto body repair
facilities and physical damage appraisers.
Under the bill’s licensing requirements, repair facilities would be
required to: pay a licensing fee of $250 annually; have all required
state and federal licenses, permits and registrations; provide proof of
insurance and compliance with EPA and OSHA training requirements;
provide proof that employees have ASE certification; and have access to
proper equipment, a spray booth and an up-to-date estimating system. To
renew licenses, facilities would have to prove completion of continuing
The bill would also require shops to post their license and retail
labor rates. Transient paintless dent repair businesses would also have
to pay licensing fees.
Damage appraisers would be required to have ASE certification in damage
analysis and estimating, comply with continuing education
requirements and pay a licensing fee, among other requirements.
Click HERE to read a summary of the bill.