ASA Ohio continues to advocate on behalf of its members before the Ohio General Assembly to advance legislation and policy that will improve the automotive repair industry in the state. Most recently, ASA Ohio played an essential role in developing SB 232, which would register mechanical automotive repair facilities with the Motor Vehicle Repair Board. SB 232 would make important changes that would advance the automotive repair industry in Ohio by:
- Helping customers identify legitimate automotive repair facilities that have met the minimum criteria to be registered to do business in Ohio.
- Establishing a level playing field that will help those law-abiding repair shops compete with less reputable shops that cut corners and ignore regulations in order to lower costs.
- Legitimizing the industry by ensuring that all mechanical repair shops are paying the proper taxes, obtaining liability insurance, meeting EPA standards, and obeying all other state and federal laws.
- Providing a professional board that will serve as a resource where shops can go to find valuable information that directly impacts the industry.
SB 232 is much needed legislation that will promote fair competition and most importantly, will HELP protect consumers from unethical mechanics. To get SB 232 signed into law will take a complete effort by the membership of ASA Ohio and your assistance with getting the word out to your state legislator will be imperative. More information on SB 232 will be forth coming.
Should you have any questions, please contact Matt Dougher at your Association at 513-659-5324 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.