Yearly Archives: 2022

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

Automotive Service Councils of California Announces Corporate Partnership with Catalytic Converter Leader ACAT Global

Automotive Service Councils of California Announces Corporate Partnership with Catalytic Converter Leader ACAT Global

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) is proud to announce a new corporate partnership with ACAT Global Inc. Available for domestic and import vehicles, ACAT Global’s Metallic Series Catalytic Converters are US federal compliant and also California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliant for many applications under the Executive Orders published on the CARB website.  “Our American-made metallic substrate catalytic converters meet both federal and California emission requirements yet cost much less than those currently on the market,” said Joe Moch, CEO of ACAT Global. “A local shop can easily replace an OEM catalytic converter with one of ours if a unit no longer functions or was stolen,”  ACAT Global manufactures sophisticated catalytic converters for internal combustion engine (ICE) applications worldwide. The company’s proprietary technology is engineered for the most demanding on and off-road pe ... read more

Join the 2023 ASCCA Board of Directors

Join the 2023 ASCCA Board of Directors

The ASCCA is pleased to call for nominations for seats open on the 2023 Board of Directors. Participation on the ASCCA Board of Directors is a unique opportunity for automotive repair professionals to help guide the state's largest organization of independent auto shop owners in shaping the future of the industry and building a stronger industry. Board participation is a chance to grow personally and professionally, and to develop skills, experience and connections with a team of other passionate and motivated professionals.  Applications are due on or before August 1.  Click here for the nomination application

ASCCA Legislative Update - May 2022

From ASCCA Legislative Advocate, Jack Molodanof The catalytic converter bills are starting to narrow down.  A couple of catalytic converter bills failed and others were not heard. The next big hurdle for all bills is the Appropriations Committee, where the fiscal impact is determined. We will continue to monitor and report. Click here to view

April 20 - Bureau of Automotive Repair Advisory Group (BAG) Update

Prepared by ASCCA Legislative Advocacy Jack Molodanof   The Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) held two regulatory workshops on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.  ASCCA Legislative Advocate Jack Molodanof and ASCCA Government Affairs Committee Chair David Kusa both attended the workshops.   The first workshop was on the updated Automotive Repair Dealer (ARD) application requirements and the second workshop was on the proposed Vehicle Safety Inspection program. Below is a summary of Jack Molodanof’ s takeaways from the workshops.   Updated ARD Application Regulations   The BAR is updating the automotive repair dealer application to comply with AB 471.  In addition to the current application requirements, the new proposal gives the auto repair dealer the opportunity to provide BAR nationally recognized and industry-accepted educational certifications (e.g., vehicle manufacturer, I-CAR, ASE or Certificate from an accredited educati ... read more

ASCCA Legislative Update by Jack Molodanof

From ASCCA Legislative Advocate, Jack Molodanof Below is the latest legislative update. Note that there are so many catalytic converter theft bills (12 bills so far) that at some point the legislature, most likely, will consolidate bills to only a couple of measures.  Bills are starting to be scheduled for first committee hearing.  We will continue to monitor and report Click here to view

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