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Vehicle Replacement Key Legislation Fails to Pass California Assembly

Senate Bill 750 would have made an exemption from a requirement for motor vehicle manufacturers to provide for the production of replacement keys indefinite.

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California State Sen. Ed Hernandez’s (D-24) Senate Bill 750, relating to motor vehicle manufacturer production of replacement keys, recently failed to pass the California Assembly. The bill would make indefinite an exemption from a requirement for motor vehicle manufacturers to provide for the production of replacement keys.

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Under current California law, motor vehicle manufacturers are required to provide a way for the registered owner of a car, or their family member, to access information that would allow them production of a replacement key by a locksmith. A provision in the current law allows exemptions until 2013.

The Automotive Service Association (ASA) manages the operations of the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) Secure Data Release Model (SDRM), a data exchange system conceived and designed cooperatively by automakers, the independent repair community, and the insurance and law enforcement communities. Until the advent of the SDRM, security-related information was blocked from independent auto service/security professionals because there was no way to verify the security credentials of the requestor.
            
The SDRM creates a registry of automotive service/security professionals who have cleared a background check and enrollment process. Automaker website subscribers who are licensed by the SDRM Registry can obtain vehicle security-related data as long as the requestor’s security credential is in good standing. The SDRM allows access to security-related information while protecting the safety and security of consumers and the integrity of automobile security systems. 

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To view the full text of Senate Bill 750, visit ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.

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