Washington State Introduces Bill to Implement Vehicle-Scrappage Program - BodyShop Business

Washington State Introduces Bill to Implement Vehicle-Scrappage Program

On the heels of the defeat of a U.S. Congressional proposal to create a
national Cash for Clunkers program, a bill has been introduced in the
Washington State Legislature that would implement a vehicle scrappage
program for passenger vehicles more than 15 years old that are not
emissions compliant.

Under the bill, qualifying vehicles would have to be registered for a
24-month period and be in satisfactory operating condition. Replacement
vehicles purchased under the plan would be required to have an EPA
highway gasoline mileage rating of at least 30 mpg. Participants in the
program would be granted a sales-tax exemption for the first $2,000 of
tax paid on the purchase price.

All trade-in vehicles would be destroyed, regardless of their
historical value or collector interest. The Specialty Equipment Market
Association (SEMA) opposes this bill and says that if it is passed,
hobbyists could be denied the availability of vintage cars and parts
for restoration projects.

Chuck Sulkala, executive director of the National Auto Body Council,
recently spoke out in favor of the national Cash for Clunkers program
(to read the entire story, click HERE).

For more of SEMA’s view on the Washington bill, click HERE.

You May Also Like

CREF Promotes Brandon Eckenrode to Executive Director

Eckenrode joined CREF’s team as associate director of development in 2009, and his skill and passion have earned him the well-deserved promotion to executive director of CREF.

The Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) announced it has promoted Brandon Eckenrode to executive director of the organization.

While Eckenrode’s collision industry career began in 2002 in I-CAR’s marketing department, he joined CREF's team as associate director of development in 2009 while the organization was “transitioning from distributing curriculum to collision school programs to becoming the philanthropic focused organization it is today,” he recalls, identifying his early responsibilities as “educating the industry on the new focus and showcasing how CREF is uniquely positioned to facilitate industry support to collision programs in need.”

State Farm Hit with Class Action Over Luxury Vehicle Repairs

A class action lawsuit has been filed against State Farm accusing them of short-paying policyholders with high-value luxury vehicles.

NABC Donates Recycled Ride to Virginia Beach Veteran

The NABC, along with GEICO and Elite Autobody, recently donated a refurbished vehicle to a deserving Virginia Beach veteran.

BendPak Invests in New Global Headquarters

Equipment manufacturer buys former Conrad N. Hilton Foundation headquarters to support growth.

Refinish Distributors Alliance Names New Executive Director

The Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA) announced it has named Ben Jacobson as its new executive director.

Other Posts

CARSTAR Kicks Off Summer Splash Promotion for Customers

Five lucky winners will receive a prize package of summer essentials that includes a Yeti cooler, four branded koozies, a branded water bottle and a branded towel.

NABC Holds FREE Event in Loomis, Calif.

Local Loomis first responders learned new skills to help make drivers safer on the road through NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (FREE) program.

Repair OnDemand Announces New President

Randy Kobat becomes the new president, while Tony Rimas takes on a new role with the board of directors.

Guess the Car and Win $50!

Give us your answer for this month’s Guess the Car and you might win $50!