Total Loss Legislation May Move in Florida Senate
ASA asks Florida repair shop owners
to contact their state senators in opposition
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 7, 2012 - Florida Senate Bill 540, the companion bill to Florida House Bill 885, is set to be taken up in the Senate in the near future. Florida H.B. 885 passed the House with language that eliminates the current 80 percent threshold for a total-loss vehicle to receive a certificate of destruction - which would allow potentially unsafe vehicles to be branded as "repairable" and put back on the roads. The language in H.B. 885 could potentially be added to S.B. 540.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) opposes legislation that would eliminate the certificate of destruction for severely damaged vehicles and would oppose any possible related amendments to S.B. 540 that would include this language.
The Automotive Service Association asks Florida repair shop owners to go to ASA's legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com to send a letter to their senators opposing any amendment to S.B. 540 that includes language to eliminate the current 80 percent threshold for a total-loss vehicle.
The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.
ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or visit ASA's legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.