Local news stories affecting the auto body industry in Arizona, Utah, Arkansas, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana
The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board continues to hold hearings to take public comment on the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) proposal to adopt emissions standards for new motor vehicles.
The Oklahoma state legislature held a meeting in Oklahoma City October 25 to hear views about Oklahoma’s Right to Repair legislation, House Bill 1584. The meeting was held by the Economic Development and Financial Service Committee as part of an interim study to evaluate the content of the bill.
The Alabama Automotive Dismantlers and Recyclers Association (AADRA) claimed victory last week as bills to open auto salvage pools to unlicensed individuals were halted from hearings before the Alabama Legislature due to strong opposition from consumers and industry.
Most of about $23 billion in disaster recovery aid in the $634B 2009 Federal budget is for Hurricane Ike. The money is divided among agencies and programs. Reportedly the spending bill also includes about 2,000 earmarks.
San Antonio, TX, police are crediting a local recycler with helping them bust a reported metal theft.