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GOVERNMENT: Study on future of insurance regulation due

The new Federal Insurance Office (FIO) (has been seeking comments on how insurance should be regulated in the future, and two viewpoints are clearly emerging. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners is among those saying the current state regulatory system… Read More

GOVERNMENT: Wrap-up of state legislative and regulatory news

A Virginia state legislator whose vehicle was totaled after the sunroof of his vehicle was left open in a rainstorm was a proponent this year of legislation to raise the threshold of damage requiring a flood-damaged vehicle to receive a… Read More

GOVERNMENT: Wrap-up of state legislative and regulatory news

California Gov. Edmund Brown has signed into law a new requirement (AB 1215) that dealers must label salvaged vehicles with a red warning sticker after obtaining vehicle histories through the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) for every vehicle… Read More

GOVERNMENT: Nevada adjusts total loss calculation

A new Nevada law has gone into effect that excludes the cost of painting, towing and replacement of any electronic components from the total loss calculation; a vehicle is declared a total loss if the cost of repairs, other than… Read More

GOVERNMENT: Changes to total loss and other regulations in Nevada

A new Nevada law goes into effect this month (July 2011) that excludes the cost of painting, towing and replacement of any electronic components from the total loss calculation; a vehicle is declared a total loss if the cost of… Read More

GOVERNMENT: State Legislative News

A new law in Nevada raises the penalties for drivers who let their insurance lapse; a single lapse of 30 days or less carries the same $250 penalty that had been in place in the state, but longer or multiple… Read More

GOVERNMENT: State legislative and regulatory news

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed a new law to create by 2013 an electronic database to match up cars in that state to valid insurance policies; the system will enable law enforcement officials and DMV officials registering vehicles to… Read More

GOVERNMENT: Federal insurance office director starts work

Former Illinois Insurance Commissioner Michael McRaith started work last month as the first director of the new Federal Insurance Office. McRaith previously worked in various capacities in connection with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and was an attorney in… Read More

GOVERNMENT: ASE supports Obama initiative

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is voicing its support for the “Skills for America” expansion announced by President Obama this month. The Skills for America initiative is designed to help students graduating from career and technical education… Read More

GOVERNMENT: Fight Over “Right to Repair” Moves to the State Level

As federal “Right-to-Repair” legislation continues to languish, similar legislation is being introduced in more and more states. The Northwest Automotive Trades Association is backing a “Right to Repair” bill in Oregon; the association says a statewide phone poll of 500… Read More