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ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: April 5, 2024

ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: April 5, 2024 Click here to read the latest edition of ASA’s Repair Policy Scan Tool newsletter.  Categories Auto Repair Automotive Parts Clean Air Watch EPA Featured Information Availability Insurance Issues New Vehicle Technologies Replacement Crash Parts Service Information Small Business Uncategorized Vehicle Inspections Vehicle Safety Archives Archives Select…

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New England U.S. Senators Reintroduce the “Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act”

New England U.S. Senators Reintroduce the “Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act” U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have reintroduced the Used Car Safety Recall Act. The legislation would prohibit automotive dealers from selling, leasing, or loaning a used vehicle with an outstanding safety recall. Dealers would need to…

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Bipartisan Lawmaker Duo Explains Flaws in R2R Law in Maine

Bipartisan Lawmaker Duo Explains Flaws in R2R Law in Maine The Democratic Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business in the Maine House of Representatives and a Republican colleague co-authored an op-ed in the Portland Press Herald. In their piece, Reps. Tiffany Roberts (D-District 149) and Amanda Collamore (R-District…

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U.S. House Passes Bill that could Limit China’s Access to Drivers’ Sensitive Data

U.S. House Passes Bill that could Limit China’s Access to Drivers’ Sensitive Data The U.S. House unanimously approved H.R. 7520, the Promoting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act of 2024. This bill would make it illegal for a data broker to sell, lease, rent, trade, transfer, release, disclose, provide access to, or otherwise make available…

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ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: March 19, 2024

ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: March 19, 2024 Click here to read the latest edition of ASA’s Repair Policy Scan Tool newsletter.  Categories Auto Repair Automotive Parts Clean Air Watch EPA Featured Information Availability Insurance Issues New Vehicle Technologies Replacement Crash Parts Service Information Small Business Uncategorized Vehicle Inspections Vehicle Safety Archives Archives Select…

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FTC and DOJ Support Renewing and Adding Exemptions to Copyright Law for Repair Purposes

FTC and DOJ Support Renewing and Adding Exemptions to Copyright Law for Repair Purposes The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted a joint comment to the U.S. Copyright Office in support of renewing and expanding exceptions to copyright law to facilitate the right to repair. An exemption currently exists, for…

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California Air Resources Board Announces New Clean Truck Check OBD Requirements

California Air Resources Board Announces New Clean Truck Check OBD Requirements The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced that new Clean Truck Check OBD requirements will be instituted sometime in early 2024. When it was launched in 2023, the Clean Truck Check OBD requirement – which applies to diesel and diesel hybrid heavy-duty vehicles…

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Repair Policy Scan Tool: February 29, 2024

Repair Policy Scan Tool: February 29, 2024 Click here to read the latest edition of ASA’s Repair Policy Scan Tool newsletter.  Categories Auto Repair Automotive Parts Clean Air Watch EPA Featured Information Availability Insurance Issues New Vehicle Technologies Replacement Crash Parts Service Information Small Business Uncategorized Vehicle Inspections Vehicle Safety Archives Archives Select Month April…

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Virginia Legislature Advances Bill that would Increase Insurers’ Obligation to Act in Good Faith

Virginia Legislature Advances Bill that would Increase Insurers’ Obligation to Act in Good Faith The Virginia House of Delegates’ Courts of Justice Committee: Civil Subcommittee advanced SB 256 with 8 votes in favor and none opposed. It passed the full state senate on a 25-15 vote. If enacted into law, SB 256 would obligate auto…

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U.S. House Passes Bipartisan Tax Bill Supported by ASA

U.S. House Passes Bipartisan Tax Bill Supported by ASA The United States House of Representatives has passed the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024 (H.R. 7024). It easily surpassed the two-thirds vote threshold needed to pass under the expedited rules. The bill received 357 votes in favor and 70 opposed.…

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