Yearly Archives: 2022

ASCCA November Newsletter

ASCCA November Newsletter

 Member Profile: O'Reilly Auto Parts and Firt Call Online: Real World Training; Legislative Update; Member News & Updates; Interested in Contributing a Little Time and Expertise to Your Industry?; Upcoming Events and Meetings; Donations & Scholarships Read more

ASCCA October Newsletter

ASCCA October Newsletter

ASCCA Industry Events; Member Profile:ATI Automotive Training Institute and Karen Dee; Legislative Update; Member News & Updates; ASCCA Educational Conference; ASCCA Welcomes New Members!; Interested in Contributing a Little Time and Expertise to Your Industry?; Upcoming Events and Meetings; Donations & Scholarships Read more

ASCCA Legislative Update - October 2022

September 30 was that last day for Governor Newsom to sign or veto hundreds of bills on his desk.  Below is a summary of key bills that we monitored this year.  Also included are bills that didn’t make it to his desk.  We expect some of these bills to be re-introduced next year. We will continue monitoring potential legislation for upcoming year and will report.     Click here to view

ASCCA Legislative Update - September 2022

From ASCCA Legislative Advocate, Jack Molodanof The 2022 legislative session ended late Thursday night, August 31.  The Governor has until September 30 to sign or veto bills on his desk.  Below is a list of key bills we tracked this year.  We will continue to monitor bills on Governor's desk and report.   Click here to view

Automotive Service Councils of California Announces Corporate Partnership with Shop Boss Shop Management System

Automotive Service Councils of California Announces Corporate Partnership with Shop Boss Shop Management System

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Automotive Service Councils of California is proud to announce a new corporate partnership with Shop Boss Shop Management. Shop Boss is a leading shop management software for independent auto repair shops. Meticulously designed by a former shop owner, the functions of this auto repair shop software facilitate smooth day-to-day operations for shop owners and technicians. Integrated features such as an auto repair labor guide, estimating, parts ordering, markup calculator, and customer self-check-in are essential to running a successful shop in the modern age.   “It’s a real privilege to work with Mike DelaCruz and Shop Boss Shop Management.  Having worked with Mike for many years, I am confident in the value and trust he and Shop Boss will bring to ASCCA and its members”, says John Eppstein, a past President of ASCCA. With Shop Boss, these cutting-edge features and more all live in one convenient, web-based application fo ... read more

ASCCA Legislative Update - August 2022

From ASCCA Legislative Advocate, Jack Molodanof FYI.  Some good news with regard to the catalytic converter theft bills heard in the both the Senate and Assembly Appropriation Committees (Suspense file).   The two most controversial catalytic converter bills (AB 2407 & AB 2682) were held in committee and are not moving this year.  The three (3) remaining catalytic converter theft bills, AB 1740, SB 986 and SB 1087 passed and will be heard on the floor in the next couple of weeks.  Below is the summary of the bills.   Click here to view

July 2022 BAR Advisory Group Committee Meeting and Vehicle Safety Inspection Program Regulatory Workshop Summary

From ASCCA Legislative Advocate, Jack Molodanof: Below is a summary of my notes from the BAR Advisory Group Committee meeting and Vehicle Safety Inspection Program Regulatory Workshop that took place in Sacramento on July 21, 2022.  ________________________   BAR Advisory Group Committee Meeting    Introductions. BAR Chief, Patrick Dorais made opening comments that included, BAR celebrating 50 years as Bureau and introduced BAR staff in the audience.  Members of the BAR Advisory Group Committee introduced themselves.    DCA News & Updates.  The Governor signed bill allowing for government entities to continue remote meetings along with in-person as long as specified guidelines followed. The DCA representative provided updates on new DCA staff.     Legislative Bill and BAR Regulations Update.      Legislative bill update included summary of the following: AB 646-Expunged Convicti ... read more

Automotive Service Councils of California Announces Corporate Partnership with 360 Payments

Automotive Service Councils of California Announces Corporate Partnership with 360 Payments

360 Payments is a payment solution designed specifically for automotive repair shops. With industry-leading customer service, you also get access to revolutionary features such as Text-to-Pay and Integrated Consumer Financing. By offering seamless integrations for your customers, you can create a better customer relationship, offer more financing opportunities, and increase your average repair order. Here are just a few benefits of working with 360 Payments: Industry-leading customer service and support Integrated with dozens of leading SMS and DVI solutions, including Shop-Ware, Protractor, Shop Boss, Tekmetric, AutoServe1, NAPA TRACS and more Integrated consumer financing options - empower your customers to get repairs made now and pay later Eliminate the payment conversation during vehicle pick-up with Text-to-Pay. Keep up with the dealerships and stay ahead of the competition. No contracts, no junk fees, and no leased terminals Find out more with this special offer ... read more

ASCCA Legislative Update - July 2022

From ASCCA Legislative Advocate, Jack Molodanof Below is the legislative report. The legislature is on summer recess and will reconvene on August 1, 2022.  When the legislature returns, we expect a flurry of activity including the controversial "gut and amend" legislation, (when amendments to a bill remove the current contents in the entirety and replace them with different provisions).  Click here to view

ASCCA Legislative Update - June 2022

From ASCCA Legislative Advocate, Jack Molodanof Below is the legislative update. Some bills were amended and have been added to the list, while other bills have died and have been removed from the list.  The catalytic converter theft bills have been narrowed down to five. The legislature is expected to approve a state budget by June 15 deadline. Will continue to monitor and report.  Click here to view

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