Nevada Governor Signs Salvaged Vehicles Act
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) had urged Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons to veto Nevada Senate Bill 360, the Salvaged Vehicles Act, because it is anti-consumer and not in the best interests of the collision repair industry.
The Salvaged Vehicles Act revises provisions governing the sale and title of salvage vehicles. Specifically, this bill authorizes persons other than licensed automotive professionals to purchase vehicles from salvage pools.
The bill raises significant issues, such as: It will allow potentially unsafe vehicles on Nevada's High_ways; untrained, ill-equipped and unregulated individuals would be able to purchase these vehicles and attempt to repair or dismantle them; unregulated purchases of these vehicles will threaten the environment with the handling of hazardous materials; and it will encourage automotive theft via VIN switching.
House Judiciary Reviews Bankruptcy Impact
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held a hearing to review "Ramifications of Auto Industry Bankruptcies." Witnesses focused on the impact of the Chrysler and General Motors bankruptcies on new car dealerships, employees and consumers.
A major concern discussed at the hearing was the closing of dealerships and its effect on consumers. For example, due to these bankruptcies, customers are already anxious about their warranties being protected. Consumers now fear that it will be their local dealership that closes, and thus will be unable to get convenient warranty work on their car.
Though many significant issues were discussed, the Judiciary Committee does not have legislation scheduled for committee action that will address the issues presented at the hearing.
ASA Briefs Capitol Hill on Right to Repair
Donny Seyfer, ASA board member from Wheat Ridge, Colo., conducted educational briefings in the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate last month.
Bill OKs Preemption of State Climate Programs
To the dismay of many state officials, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce has approved H.R. 2454, "The American Clean Energy and Security Act" by a vote of 33 to 25.
H.R. 2454 is comprehensive energy legislation designed to deploy clean energy resources, increase energy efficiency, cut global warming pollution, and transition to a clean energy economy.
This proposal would prohibit states from implementing their own greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs between 2012 and 2017.
States, such as California, oppose this provision of H.R. 2454 because they believe that states or regions should be able to have a more stringent cap-and-trade program than the federal program, if they so choose.
AutoInc. Web Site |
ASA Web Site |
House Preparing for Move on Insurance Reform |
AutoInc.’s 19th Annual Shop Management Software Guide |
‘Walk the Talk:’ A Guide to Ethical Management |
Tech to Tech |
Tech Tips |
News Briefs |
Taking the Hill |
Around ASA |
Net Worth |
Stat Corner |
Members' Advantage |
Copyright (c) 1996-2011. Automotive Service Association®. All rights reserved.