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Rhode Island State Senate Passes Pro-OEM Parts Bill

May 17, 2024 | Comments Off on Rhode Island State Senate Passes Pro-OEM Parts Bill

The Rhode Island State Senate passed a bill that would restrict insurance companies’ ability to refuse to cover OEM repair parts in certain situations. Under the current law in Rhode Island, insurers are not allowed to require the use of non-OEM parts on vehicles that are less than 48 months beyond their manufactured date, unless…

NY Bill Would Require Safety Inspection Update Study

May 16, 2024 | Comments Off on NY Bill Would Require Safety Inspection Update Study

A bill introduced in the New York State Legislature – Assembly Bill (AB) 8190/ Senate Bill (SB) 9436 – would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to “conduct a study to examine and update the requirements of safety inspections conducted on motorcycles, gasoline, zero emissions and alternative fuel vehicles to ensure safety and reliability particularly…

NHTSA Warns Against Installing Aftermarket Steering Wheel Decals

May 16, 2024 | Comments Off on NHTSA Warns Against Installing Aftermarket Steering Wheel Decals

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is warning motorists not to install aftermarket steering wheel decals in their vehicles. This warning comes in the wake of a driver who was severely injured in a collision. The decal became a projectile when the airbag deployed and hit the driver in the face and neck. Click…

ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: May 16, 2024

May 16, 2024 | Comments Off on ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: May 16, 2024

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Copy of ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: April 26, 2024

April 26, 2024 | Comments Off on Copy of ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: April 26, 2024

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Bill Introduced in U.S. House that would Raise Restrictions on EV Tax Credit Qualifications

April 17, 2024 | Comments Off on Bill Introduced in U.S. House that would Raise Restrictions on EV Tax Credit Qualifications

A bill was introduced in Congress by U.S. Representative Carol Miller (R-WV) that would make it harder for electric vehicles (EVs) to qualify for EV tax credits. Under regulation set by Treasury under authority set in the Inflation Reduction Act, an EV is not eligible for the $7,500 tax credit if “25 percent or more…

AV Association Releases Report Touting AV Road Record

April 10, 2024 | Comments Off on AV Association Releases Report Touting AV Road Record

The Autonomous Vehicle Industry Association (AVIA) has released a report that touts the safety record and recent milestones in the Autonomous Vehicle (AV) industry. The report notes that AVs have now driven nearly 70 million miles on roads in the United States. It also notes that the number of miles driven by AVs has increased…

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution that would Overturn Highway Emissions Rule

April 10, 2024 | Comments Off on U.S. Senate Passes Resolution that would Overturn Highway Emissions Rule

The United States Senate voted 53-47 to overturn a rule previously issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The rule requires states to calculate greenhouse gas emissions caused by highway usage. It also requires each state to set targets, determined by the state, to reduce those emissions. There are no penalties for not complying. President…

Kentucky Governor Vetoes AV Legislation

April 9, 2024 | Comments Off on Kentucky Governor Vetoes AV Legislation

For the second year in a row, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) has vetoed a bill passed by the legislature that would have allowed autonomous vehicles to operate on the roads in the state. The State House passed the bill – HB 7 – on a 61-31 vote, while the State Senate passed it by…

ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: April 5, 2024

April 5, 2024 | Comments Off on ASA Repair Policy Scan Tool Newsletter: April 5, 2024

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