GOVERNMENT: Round-up of state legistlative activity

by | Jun 9, 2011 | Body Shop News

A bill approved by the Nevada Assembly to establish a program to help low-income drivers get low-cost auto insurance coverage died in that state’s legislature last week because it failed to come up for a vote in the Senate within 110 days of introduction.
Two Massachusetts police organizations are opposing “Right to Repair” legislation in that state, saying passage could make vehicle key codes and other security information more widely available.
By a vote of 38-1, the California Senate last week approved a bill that would increase the monetary fines (to $5,000) and double the jail time (to one year) that may be imposed for any automotive repairer that fails to properly replace a deployed airbag; the measure now moves to the California Assembly.
Although the Georgia Legislature adjourned without passing a bill that would add sales tax on automotive repair labor, the Automotive Service Association is cautioning that it could still be considered during a special session this summer, and is urging Georgia shops to contact lawmakers to oppose it. For more information on this, please follow this link. Georgia House Bill 388