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The Automotive Service Association (ASA) advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. Our Washington, D.C., office – located just steps away from the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives office buildings – is ASA members’ link to the legislative and regulatory issues that are most relevant to automotive repair businesses.
ASA monitors issues at the state and federal level, identifying legislation and regulations most important to members. ASA’s D.C. office serves as an advocate on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies on behalf of independent repairers. ASA provides information and grassroots opportunities through its legislative website, TakingTheHill.org, and various association publications. ASA’s goal is to advance the plight of independent automotive repairers, protecting our members from legislation and regulations that may harm their businesses, and advancing those policies that make our members’ businesses stronger.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule “that will help expand apprenticeships in the United States by establishing a system for advancing the development of high quality, Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). In a press release the DOL states that, “this new rule offers employers, community colleges, and…Read More
The U.S. House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing entitled, “Drivers of Discrimination: An Examination of Unfair Premiums, Practices, and Policies in the Auto Insurance Industry.” The purpose of the hearing was to consider two pieces of legislation that would remove non-driving related factors to be considered by insurance…Read More
The Automotive Service Association (ASA), as a member of the U.S. Vehicle Data Access Coalition, submitted comments to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee urging lawmakers to consider adding a vehicle data access portion to the draft autonomous vehicle legislation. In the comments submitted…Read More
More On The Hill
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed in 2021 allocated $7.5 billion towards building a national EV charging network. Each state assumes responsibility for spending those funds and implementation oversight. As expected, the current status this endeavor varies by state. No EV charger installed using these federal funds are operational…Read More
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) announced last week that the state will move forward with adopting California’s Advanced Clean Cars Rule II. Beginning in 2027, the regulation will require vehicle manufacturers to produce fleets comprised of a certain percentage of electric vehicles, with that percentage growing each year. All…Read More
Yesterday, the EPA released its final rulemaking on the Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs): Management of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons and Substitutes under Section (h) of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020. Notably for automotive repairers, the regulation excludes any mention of the recovery/recycling/reclamation of MVAC (motor vehicle air conditioner) refrigerant…Read More