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ASA Opposes South Dakota CAPA

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is opposing South Dakota Senate Bill 103, a measure recently introduced by state Sen. Nancy Turbak to establish certification provisions regarding the use of replacement automotive crash parts. The bill was introduced Jan. 16, passed in the state Senate Jan. 25 and moved to the South Dakota House of Representatives.

NYSACTA to Hold Lobby Day in April

The New York State Auto Collision Technicians Association (NYSACTA) will have its annual Lobby Day on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. Lobby Day entails body shop owners and managers from all over the state meeting in Albany to deliver information to Assembly members and Senators. The day often includes meetings with representatives from the New York

Supreme Court Denies Allstate Petition

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Allstate’s petition for writ of certiorari. Most recently, Allstate filed a reply brief to the Supreme Court in regard to the Texas statute prohibiting insurance companies from owning collision repair shops. This reply brief followed the Automotive Service Association’s (ASA’s) response and Allstate’s appeal after the U.S. Court of

Allstate Gives Florida McKinsey Documents

The ongoing saga between Allstate and Florida has so far resulted in the insurer forking over the so-called McKinsey documents, which are purported to detail Allstate’s claims handling procedures. Attorney David Berardinelli and other lawyers say the materials, developed by consultant McKinsey & Co., detail Allstate’s instructions to settle claims quickly with low-ball offers. If

Rhode Island Bills Address Insurers’ Role in Repairs

The Rhode Island House Corporations Committee is considering two bills dealing with insurers’ role in repairs that were introduced in the legislature in January. The Auto Body Association of Rhode Island (ABARI) is promoting the bills, while the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) is opposing them. The Corporations Committee will consider H.B. 7144,

Oklahoma Re-Introduces Right to Repair Legislation

The Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (H.B. 2820) was re-introduced in the Oklahoma State Legislature by Rep. Daniel Sullivan (R) on Jan. 18. Although the bill introduced last year by Rep. Lucky Lemons (D) did not receive consideration, it was the subject of a favorable interim hearing that was held by the legislature

California Bill Would Prohibit Aftermarket Parts on Factory-Warranty Vehicles

California State Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco, introduced legislation (S.B. 1059) on Jan. 7 that would prohibit an insurance company from requiring that an aftermarket part be used in the repair of a vehicle that is under factory warranty. Insurance companies could be fined $5,000 to $10,000 per violation. According to the Collision Repair Association

New Jersey Again Considers Right to Repair

The New Jersey General Assembly recently reintroduced the so-called “Right to Repair” bill after the 2007 session ended without its consideration. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) are against Assembly Bill 803. New Jersey had joined Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York and

Legislative Lowdown:

Florida – Senate Bill 2692, which prohibits insurers from owning or acquiring interests in motor vehicle repair shops, has been filed in the Florida Senate and referred to the committees on Banking and Insurance; Transportation; Judiciary. If S.B. 2692 passes, it’ll become effective July 1. S.B. 2692 provides civil penalty for specified violations; prohibits insurers

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