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Massachusetts Passes Right to Repair Ballot Initiative

November 4, 2020

Last night, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly passed Question 1 “Right to Repair” ballot initiative, 75 percent to 25 percent. This proposal expands upon the previously passed Right to Repair initiative. expanding the scope to include telematics information.   This was a hotly contested initiative, and both sides spent millions of dollars…

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ASA Urges Shops to Contact Congress to Move New COVID-19 Relief Stimulus Package

October 27, 2020

This week in Congress, talks continue between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, other Republican congressional leaders, and members of the Trump Administration to finalize another stimulus package for COVID-19 relief.  Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin have been negotiating for weeks over the size and scope…

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UPDATE: PA Senate Bill 745 Defeated on House Floor

October 22, 2020

Pennsylvania Senate Bill 745 was defeated on the House floor yesterday evening in a vote of 96 to 105. If passed, SB 745 would have updated the rules for emissions testing in the regions of Pittsburg and Philadelphia for vehicles with a model year of 1996 or newer.

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ASA Urges Pennsylvania Residents to Send a Letter Supporting SB 745

October 21, 2020

This week in Pennsylvania, SB 745 may come up for a vote in the House of Representatives. SB 745 will update the rules for emissions testing in the regions of Pittsburg and Philadelphia for vehicles 8,501 and 9,000 pounds with a model year of 1996 or newer. This bill removes…

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California Air Resource Board Addresses Tampering with Vehicle Emission Systems

October 15, 2020

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) sent a letter this week to automakers and other vehicle and engine manufacturers regarding unapproved hardware or software programs in vehicles that interfere with emission control systems. CARB encouraged automakers to disclose any defeat devices or undisclosed modifications designed to shut down or reduce…

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