Collision Repair Legislation News


GM, LG Settle for $150M Over Bolt EV Battery Issues

Owners of vehicles affected by malfunctioning batteries are entitled to up to $1,400 in compensation.
May 17, 2024 Autobody News Staff

South Carolina Auto Shops Ready to Help Owners Comply with ‘Carolina Squat’ Law

Now that the six-month grace period has ended, owners of vehicles can be hit with fines and loss of driving privileges.
May 14, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Virginia Passes Bad Faith Auto Insurance Bill

Supporters say the bill is pro-consumer, while opponents say it will drive up auto insurance premiums.
May 1, 2024 Autobody News Staff

New Law Targets Predatory Towing in Florida

The law requires reasonable towing and storage fees, and sets mandates for lien notices and timeframes before unclaimed vehicles are sold.
April 24, 2024 Autobody News Staff

SEMA Washington Rally to Bring Together Lawmakers, Aftermarket Industry

SEMA and PRI members will meet with their representatives to talk about key issues affecting the industry, including collision repair.
April 11, 2024 Abby Andrews

Kentucky Vetoes Driverless Vehicle Bill Amid Safety Concerns

The bill's veto was supported by the Teamsters, which said its implementation would have a negative impact on transportation jobs and motorist safety.
April 9, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Wisconsin Boosts EV Infrastructure with New Legislation

Two new laws encourage private businesses to install EV chargers and implement a state tax on the sale of power generated by them.
March 29, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Oklahoma Senate Bill Would Set Unfair Storage Rates: ASA

The bill would impose the same price caps proposed in another bill in the state Senate, also opposed by ASA.
March 27, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Biden Administration Announces New Tailpipe Emissions Rules

Taking into consideration feedback from automakers and the UAW, the final rule adopts a more gradual approach to phasing in regulations and allows for a mix of technologies.
March 20, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Federal Agencies Support Regulations in Existing Law Allowing Right to Repair

Renewing and expanding repair-related exemptions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 would make it easier and cheaper for people to fix things they own.
March 19, 2024 Abby Andrews

Louisiana Bills Would Prevent State Gas-Powered Vehicle Ban

One bill is expected to be taken up soon by a House committee.
March 19, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Californians Overwhelmingly Oppose Proposed Speed Limiting Devices on Vehicles

The majority of survey respondents, across all ages and political ideologies, said they do not support SB 961.
March 12, 2024 Autobody News Staff

IIHS Calls for Faster Adoption of Anti-Drunk Driving Tech in New Vehicles

A federal agency has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on the issue.
March 8, 2024 Autobody News Staff

App Could Replace In-Car Driving Instruction in Ohio

Bills in the state's House and Senate would allow student drivers' families to avoid paying an instructor $300.
March 6, 2024 Autobody News Staff

State Lawmakers Consider Bills Related to Parts, Labor Rates, Appraisal Clauses

Bills have been introduced in Massachusetts, Washington, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Idaho.
March 4, 2024 John Yoswick

$23 Million in Federal Funds Awarded to Expand Michigan EV Infrastructure

The development of new EV charging stations will increase accessibility and reliability for Michiganders as they travel the state.
February 27, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Nebraska Bill Threatens Tesla's Direct Sales Model

An amendment to add a simple definition to an existing law could close the service center Tesla just opened in Lincoln in December.
February 21, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Illinois Law Boosts Auto Technician Wages, Spurs Economic Growth: Study

The law, passed in 2022, ended a two-tier payment system for techs completing warranty and non-warranty work.
February 19, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Oklahoma Bill Could Impose Price Mandates on Auto Repair Shops

Opponents say the proposed regulations could compromise vehicle safety and the integrity of repair services.
February 15, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Virginia Bill Could Lead to 19% Auto Insurance Rate Hike

The bill encourages litigation when an insured individual seeks coverage from their own carrier due to another driver’s inadequate coverage.
February 13, 2024 Autobody News Staff

California Launches Salvage Vehicle Inspection Program

The new program aims to safeguard roads and protect consumers from fraud and illegal activities associated with salvaged vehicles.
February 9, 2024 Autobody News Staff

California BAR Advisory Group Holds Meeting

The California Autobody Association (CAA) provided an overview of the most recent group meeting held in Sacramento.
February 6, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Idaho Bill Impacting Aftermarket Auto Parts Stalls

The bill sought to expand the definition of aftermarket crash parts and impose new disclosure requirements on their use.
February 5, 2024 Autobody News Staff

U.S. House Passes Tax Bill That Could Benefit Auto Repair Businesses

The bill would alleviate financial strains faced by independent repair shops grappling with technological advancements.
February 1, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Consumer Watchdog Saves Californians $5.5 Billion in Insurance Overcharges

The nonprofit was founded by the author of Prop 103, a state law that subjects insurance companies to public scrutiny.
February 1, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Proposal to Phase Out Gas-Powered Vehicles in CT Gets New Lane

State lawmakers ditched a plan to debate a proposed ban on new gas-powered vehicles in a special session, but could do so during the upcoming regular session.
January 31, 2024 Autobody News Staff

California Bill Would Mandate Speed Limiter Tech in New Vehicles

The proposed law would ensure new vehicles do not exceed the speed limit by more than 10 mph unless authorized.
January 29, 2024 Autobody News Staff

Maine's New Right to Repair Law Faces Implementation Hurdles

Approved by Maine voters last year, the new law cannot fully go into effect until a database and oversight board are formed, among other tasks.
January 29, 2024 Autobody News Staff

New Jersey Leads in EV Battery Recycling Legislation

The state passed a first-of-its-kind bill establishing guidelines for the remanufacturing, reuse, recycling and proper disposal of batteries.
January 29, 2024 Autobody News Staff

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