Florida Total Loss Legislation Fails to Move
Senate Companion Bill Dies
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 13, 2012 - Florida Senate Bill 540, the companion bill of Florida House Bill 885, has died in the senate. 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 Automotive Service Association (ASA) opposed this bill if it included language similar to H.B. 885. ASA appreciates the Florida collision repairers who took the time to contact their legislators to express opposition.
To view the full text of these bills, visit ASA's legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.
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.