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Automotive Service Association Continues to Prevent Dismantling of Federal Insurance Office

“We will need collision repairers to stand with us one more time this congressional session to protect a regulatory tool that is structured to help consumers and collision repairers,” said Scott Benavidez, AAM, ASA collision operations committee director from Albuquerque, N.M.

Congress Introduces Bill to Delay New Overtime Rules

The bill would delay changes to overtime regulations – which would make any exempt employee making less than $47,476 eligible for overtime pay effective Dec. 1st – by six months.

ASA Collision Leaders Discuss Most Favored Nation Clauses on Capitol Hill

Under a Most Favored Nation clause, an insurer is guaranteed that it will receive prices that are at least as favorable as those provided to other carriers doing business with a collision repair facility.

Congress Includes Car and Truck Safety Provisions in Final Highway Bill

Filed on Dec. 1st, the final conference report for H.R. 22 includes a number of provisions that will lead to safety improvements in both light passenger vehicles and heavy-duty commercial vehicle fleets.

U.S. Congress Introduces Bill to Allow Limited Production of Turn-Key Replica Cars

Supported by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the “Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015” (H.R. 2675) would allow companies to construct up to 500 replica vehicles (resembling classic cars produced at least 25 years ago) per year subject to federal regulatory oversight.

U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Addresses Automotive Cybersecurity

Bipartisan group asks how the industry plans to address the challenges associated with expanding technologies such as in-vehicle Wi-Fi, infotainment systems and increased smartphone connectivity.

ASA Collision Leaders Hold Meetings on Capitol Hill

Members encourage Congress to review Most Favored Nation clauses.

Congress Introduces Vehicle Safety Bill

Bill sponsors say it will enhance oversight, improve information-sharing and promote safety of American cars.