California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law bill AB 1575 (Richardson) which increases what a repair shop may charge a finance company for services and storage. Auto repair shops occasionally are faced with the situation where the customer does not pay the repair bill.
SEMA-member companies and classic-car enthusiasts helped eliminate a "Cash for Clunkers" provision from both the Senate and House versions of the economic stimulus bill.
SEMA praised the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for passing "clunker-free" versions of the economic stimulus bill. The final bill to be signed into law by President Obama has no vehicle scrappage program.