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Tuesday, 23 November 2021 18:49

CAA East Bay Chapter Hosts 120 People for BAR Presentation

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CAA East Bay Chapter President Tiffany Silva, left, and CAA Lobbyist Jack Molodanof, right, were happy to finally meet in person after an 18-month hiatus due to the pandemic. CAA East Bay Chapter President Tiffany Silva, left, and CAA Lobbyist Jack Molodanof, right, were happy to finally meet in person after an 18-month hiatus due to the pandemic.

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...an informal appeal process for ARD citations, and the establishment of a three-member panel to hear informal appeals that would consist of a representative each from BAR, the industry and the public.

 

BAR is also in the process of creating a remedial training process to prevent citation disclosure, but only once every 18 months.

 

Gibson then pivoted to discuss the BAR’s Online Auto Shop Locator, which enables consumers to locate shops based upon location and license type and displaying license/registration information.

 

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Vigiani’s Auto Body & Paint was well-represented with, from left, Operations Manager Trish Short, owner Charlie Vigiani and technician Paul Haynes in the house.

 

Originally, it was designed to locate smog check stations, but now it has been expanded to include all licensed auto repair businesses, including body shops, mechanical repair shops, air conditioning, glass windshield and mobile mechanics.

 

The Auto Shop Locator also lists the shop’s location/phone number, according to BAR records; a map of the location; and a disciplinary and citation history. In addition, AB 471 requires BAR to accept and include the shop’s educational and professional certifications.

 

Another hot topic Gibson addressed was lien rights and storage fees. In the BAR’s spring 2019 Automotive Repair and Smog Check News, Gibson authored “Storage Fees and Lien Sales” and drafted language for regulations on storage fees presented at a workshop in October.

 

AB 471 modified B&P 9884.16 to say a person required to have a valid registration under the provisions of this chapter shall not have the benefit of any lien for labor or materials, including the ability to charge storage fees in accordance with applicable laws, or the right to sue on a contract for motor vehicle repairs unless the person possesses a valid registration.

 

Gibson also briefly touched upon a proposed repair equipment and restraint systems regulation change that would modify state regulations and require auto body repair shops to...


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