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Houston Auto Body Association to Hold Day on the Hill on Feb. 12

The Houston Auto Body Association (HABA) announced it is inviting collision repairers to its “Collision Day on the Hill” on Feb. 12 at the capital building in Austin, Texas.

Missouri Anti-Safety Inspection Bill Reintroduced 

Once again, legislation was introduced in the Missouri Legislature that seeks to repeal the state’s vehicle safety inspection program.

Massachusetts Bill Proposes Making Airbag Fraud a Crime

Insurers are asking Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to sign legislation establishing criminal penalties for selling or installing a counterfeit airbag in a vehicle, according to an article by the Gloucester Daily Times.

Rhode Island Aftermarket Part Legislation Goes into Effect

The controversial bill to prevent insurance companies from mandating the use of aftermarket parts without the owner’s consent on motor vehicles less than 48 months beyond the manufacturer date has become law in Rhode Island, according to a report by Insurance Journal. 

California Auto Body Labor Rate Survey Bill Causes Controversy

The California Senate Insurance Committee recently voted 9-1 to advance Assembly Bill 2276, with a purpose to supplement the auto body labor rate survey laws and clarify parameters and other conditions. 

Rhode Island Bill Restricting Use of Aftermarket Parts Expected to Pass Legislature

Rhode Island is currently considering House Bill 8013 ( RI H8013), which would prohibit the installation of non-OEM parts without the vehicle owner providing expressed written consent.

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill that Would Have Nearly Doubled Required Auto Liability Coverage

House Bill 2254, which passed in the Arizona House on April 30, proposed to increase the minimum required liability coverage to $25,000 for injuries to one person in an accident, $50,000 for all injuries and $25,000 for property damage.

New York State Assembly to Consider Bill that Would Crack Down on Staged Auto Accidents

Senate Bill 421 would make the crime a Class B, C or D felony depending on prior criminal history, specifics of the staged incident or if injury or death occurred.

Autonomous Vehicle Legislation Stalled by Senate Democrats

Five Democratic U.S. Senators have sent a letter to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) requesting more stringent safety measures be inserted into Senate Bill 1885, or the “American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies” (AV START) Act.

Indiana Anti-Steering Bill Amended into a ‘Nightmare’ for Auto Body Shops

What started out as a bill containing “some good things” for body shops and consumers in the Hoosier State has become “a nightmare,” the president of the Indiana Auto Body Association (IABA) said.

Arizona Senate Approves Texting While Driving Ban

Forty-seven states have made it illegal to text while driving unless using a hands-free device, and Arizona may be next.

Bill Aimed at Repealing Florida’s No-fault Auto Insurance System Advances in Senate

The bill, which would require vehicle owners to buy bodily injury coverage, was opposed by insurance representatives who predicted premiums and lawsuits would increase, reported the Sun Sentinel.