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California Enacts Law Prohibiting Installation of Unsafe Used Tires

The bill (A.B. 949) will prohibit an automotive repair dealer from installing an unsafe used tire, as specified, on a motor vehicle for use on a highway.

New Hampshire Governor Vetoes OEM Repair Procedure Legislation

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has alerted the collision repair industry that New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed OEM repair procedure legislation.

Louisiana Anti-Steering Bill Signed into Law

A new law in Louisana under Act 317 (House Bill 411) has been signed by Gov. Jon Bel Edwards to further prohibit insurers from recommending specific auto repair shops without also informing their customers that they are not required to use the recommended shop.

Legislation Threatens to Abolish Federal Insurance Office

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) announced that bills to abolish the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) have been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Louisiana Anti-Steering Bill Headed to Governor for Signature

Louisiana is one step closer to passing an additional anti-steering law into effect. House Bill 411 would increase fines for steering and require insurers to notify customers that they can go to the shop of their choice.

Massachusetts Moves to Ban Cellphone Usage While Driving

Massachusetts is one step closer to having legislation that would bar any driver from using hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel, according to an AP article.

New York Bill Would Require Shops to Follow OEM Procedures

A new bill was recently introduced in the New York State Assembly that would require auto body shops to adhere to OEM repair procedures but would let current alternative parts laws that don’t mandate an OE part stand.

New York State considers bill forbiding insurers from specifying non-OEM crash parts on newer vehicles.
ABPA Concerned About Multiple OE Repair Procedure Bills

The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) stated that it is concerned with the accelerated introduction of OE repair procedure bills in multiple states that are tying in the exclusive use of OE parts.

MEMA Opposes Illinois Bill Discouraging Use of Aftermarket Parts

The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association opposes a proposed Illinois law that would limit the use of aftermarket parts by requiring written consent for the use of non-original crash parts.

New York Lawmakers Considering ‘Textalyzer’ to Enforce Distracted Driving Laws

With this new law, when someones gets in a crash, police would be able to use a device to pull information from their phone to determine if they were using it at the time of the accident.

Insurer Association Rep Testifies Against OEM Procedure Bill

APCIA’s Joe Woods argued that the bill lacked verbiage that would require shops to document and confirm they were actually following OE procedures.

Louisiana Bill Would Prohibit Photo Estimates

New legislation has been introduced in Louisiana that would require physical appraisals and that insurers disclose to their customers that they don’t have to submit photos in order to obtain an appraisal.