Government Affairs Update
Friday, May 15, 2012
Below is a link to a listing of newly-introduced measures, as prepared by ASCCA’s legislative advocate, Jack Molodanof.
Bill List - updated May 15, 2012
By Jack Malodanof, Legislative Advocate for ASCCA
Below is summary of some (not all) of the legislative activity/lobbying that ASCCA was involved with this year.
AB 135 (Hagman) – Support – Requires one appointed member of the State Air Resources Board be a current owner of a small business.
AB 400 (Ma) – Oppose – Provides that an employee who works in California for 7 or more days in a calendar year is entitled to paid sick days.
AB 1330 (Furtani) – Support – Provides students the option to take career technical course for purposes of fulfilling high school graduation requirements.
SB 211 (Emerson) – Support – This bill authorizes the tire pressure gages used to meet the Under Inflated Vehicle Tires regulation to be accurate within a range plus or minus two pounds per square inch.
SB 367 (Dutton) – Support – Provides – employees and employers flexibility to institute a 10-hour per day schedule within a 40-hour work week.
SB 519 (La Malfa) – Concerns – This bill prohibits smog check technicians from conducting an under-the-hood visual inspection as part of a smog inspection.
SB 750 (Hernandez) – Oppose – Makes indefinite an exemption from a certain requirement for a motor vehicle manufacturer that does not provide for the production of a replacement key but operates certain telephone or electronic request line.
Monitor State Budget:
ASCCA is monitoring the State Budget trailer bills that would extend sales taxes to automotive services and requiring business to withhold 3% from independent contractors; ASCCA raised concerns regarding SB 94, which requires DMV to reduce time between mailing if car registration bill and due dates.
ASCCA has provided written comments and concerns to BAR regarding STAR smog check program implementation and is working with BAR staff to address concerns.
Brake Service Standards:
ASCCA worked with BAR to approve final draft of regulations. ASCCA is working with the Department of Consumer Affairs for approval.
Smog Check Licensing Restructuring Regulations:
BAR has drafted regulations to allow for a separate repair only smog license. ASCCA has provided BAR with feedback and is monitoring closely.
AB 2289 Smog Check Penalties:
BAR is updating the smog check penalties under AB 2289. ASCCA has provided comments and is monitoring closely.
Right to Repair:
ASCCA is supporting the national Right to Repair legislation.
ASCCA is constantly working with BAR, CARB, IMRC and other governmental agencies and associations to improve the automotive repair industry for both consumers and automotive repair shops.