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ASA Ohio – Policy Initiatives

  • Protect consumers’ right of receiving notification from their insurer when non-OEM parts are used.
  • Protect against anti-steering by ensuring that consumers have the freedom to have their vehicles repaired by the shop of their preference.
  • Require insurers to cover any vehicle manufacturer’s repair recommendations including pre- and post-repair system scans.
  • Require the use of OEM parts in certain repairs.
  • Ensure the industry is represented as lawmakers discuss policy changes related to autonomous vehicles.
  • Push for workforce development issues aimed at providing businesses with funding to train employees.
  • Monitor Ohio EPA rules to ensure permitting process does not place an undue burden on automotive repair facilities.
    • ASA Ohio has previously worked with the Ohio EPA to streamline the permit process by standardizing applications.
    • ASA Ohio also has identified inconsistencies and errors in the permitting process, such as in 2012 when it identified an error in the Permit-By-Rule (PBR), which required shops working on any vehicle with a gross weight rating over 8,500 lbs. from claiming this exempting to the Permit-To-Install and Operate (PTIO). ASA Ohio worked with the EPA to correct this oversight, ensuring that shops claiming the PBR exemption remain compliant – saving them thousands of dollars in fines resulting from EPA violations.
    • Assist the Ohio EPA with enforcing emission control tampering of vehicles.
  • Advocate for pro-business policies, such as reductions in worker’s compensation premiums and favorable reforms to Ohio’s unemployment compensation system.
  • Advocate for members before Ohio’s Air Quality Development Authority.
  • Support streamlining the process to claim titles to unclaimed motor vehicles.
  • Protect the Collision Motor Vehicle Repair Board from efforts to eliminate licensing and regulatory boards.
  • Advocate for worker safety improvements and protect members from unnecessary liability.
  • Represent members as cyber security and consumer protection issues are debated at the state level.
  • Advocate for favorable tax policies, including protecting the Business Income Deduction, which allows small businesses to exempt the first $250,000 of income from state income tax and then caps the tax rate at 3% for any income above that threshold.

Legislation ASA Ohio is Tracking during the 133rd Ohio General Assembly:

HB4

WORKFORCE CREDENTIALS (RICHARDSON T, ROBINSON P) To permit the Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation to develop industry-recognized credentials and certificate programs.

 

Current Status:   

7/17/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce

 

HB21

MASS LAYOFFS-UNEMPLOYMENT COMP (HOLMES G, MILLER A) Regarding notices, resources, and benefits under the Unemployment Compensation Law when a mass layoff occurs.

 

Current Status:   

2/12/2019 - Referred to Committee House Commerce and Labor

 

HB34

STATE-LOCAL MINIMUM WAGE (KELLY B) To increase the state minimum wage and to allow municipalities, townships, and counties to establish higher minimum wage requirements.

 

Current Status:   

2/12/2019 - Referred to Committee House Commerce and Labor

 

HB62

TRANSPORTATION BUDGET (OELSLAGER S) To increase the rate of and modify the distribution of revenue from motor fuel excise taxes, to make appropriations for programs related to transportation and public safety for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of those programs.

 

Current Status:   

4/3/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 90 days, Taxes eff. 7/1/19

 

HB77

WINDOW TINTING REGULATION (MERRIN D) To codify and modify rules related to the use of sunscreening and reflectorized materials on motor vehicles and to name this act the "Legalize Window Tinting Act."

 

Current Status:   

6/18/2019 - BILL AMENDED, House Transportation and Public Safety, (Second Hearing)

 

HB79

INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION BUDGET (OELSLAGER S) To make appropriations for the Industrial Commission for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of Commission programs.

 

Current Status:   

6/27/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; eff. 6/27/19

 

HB80

BWC BUDGET (OELSLAGER S) To make appropriations for the Bureau of Workers' Compensation for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of the bureau's programs.

 

Current Status:   

7/22/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; Eff. Immediately

 

HB113

TOWING SPOTTERS (PATTON T) To prohibit a towing service from employing or compensating spotters.

 

Current Status:   

6/4/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce

 

HB115

REGULATOR RESTRICTION REDUCTION (RIEDEL C, ROEMER B) To require certain agencies to reduce the number of regulator restrictions and to amend the versions of sections 106.021 and 106.03 of the Revised Code that are scheduled to take effect August 18, 2019, to continue the provision of this act on and after that effective date.

 

Current Status:   

4/10/2019 - House State and Local Government, (Second Hearing)

 

HB133

MILITARY-TEMPORARY LICENSURE (PERALES R, WEINSTEIN C) To require state occupational licensing agencies, under certain circumstances, to issue temporary licenses or certificates to members of the military and spouses who are licensed in another jurisdiction and have moved to Ohio for military duty.

 

Current Status:   

6/19/2019 - PASSED BY HOUSE; Vote 97-0

 

HB166

OPERATING BUDGET (OELSLAGER S) To make operating appropriations for the biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, and to provide authorization and conditions for the operation of state programs.

 

Current Status:   

7/18/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; Eff. Immediately

 

HB168

AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSE-HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES (ARNDT S) To establish an affirmative defense to a release or threatened release of hazardous substances from a facility for certain bona fide prospective purchasers.

 

Current Status:   

6/26/2019 - Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources, (First Hearing)

 

HB172

SELF-SERVICE STORAGE (HILLYER B) To amend the law regarding self-service storage facilities.

 

Current Status:   

5/22/2019 - PASSED BY HOUSE; Vote 63-32, Bill Amended on Floor

 

HB202

ELECTRIC VEHICLE INFRASTRUCTURE (SMITH K, WEINSTEIN C) To establish the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Study Committee.

 

Current Status:   

9/10/2019 - House Transportation and Public Safety, (Third Hearing)

 

HB263

OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING-CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS (KOEHLER K) To revise the initial occupational licensing restrictions applicable to individuals convicted of criminal offenses.

 

Current Status:   

6/12/2019 - House Commerce and Labor, (First Hearing)

 

HB268

VACCINES-EMPLOYMENT (HOOD R, KENT B) To enact the "Medical Consumer Protection Act" to prohibit an employer from taking an adverse employment action against a person who has not been or will not be vaccinated.

 

Current Status:   

6/4/2019 - Referred to Committee House Commerce and Labor

 

HB308

PTSD COVERAGE - FIRST RESPONDERS (PATTON T) Concerning workers' compensation and disability retirement for peace officers, firefighters, and emergency medical workers diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder arising from employment without an accompanying physical injury.

 

Current Status:   

6/28/2019 - Introduced

 

HB324

DAMAGES-ADJUST FOR INFLATION (MILLER A) To raise the limitations on damages for noneconomic loss and punitive damages in certain tort actions based on adjustments for inflation from the year 2005 to 2019.

 

Current Status:   

8/28/2019 - Introduced

 

HR140

ABOLISH CORPORATE PERSONHOOD (SKINDELL M) To call on legislators at the state and federal level and other communities and jurisdictions to support an amendment to the United States Constitution that would abolish corporate personhood and the doctrine of money as speech.

 

Current Status:   

6/26/2019 - House Federalism, (First Hearing)

 

SB1

REDUCE REGULATORY RESTRICTIONS (MCCOLLEY R, ROEGNER K) To require certain agencies to reduce the number of regulatory restrictions and to continue the provision of this act on and after August 18, 2019.

 

Current Status:   

6/12/2019 - House State and Local Government, (First Hearing)

 

SB7

TEMP STATE OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES-MILITARY (LEHNER P, HACKETT R) Regarding temporary state occupational licenses for members of the military and their spouses.

 

Current Status:   

5/22/2019 - House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs, (First Hearing)

 

SB11

PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION-SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY (ANTONIO N) To enact the Ohio Fairness Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, to add mediation as an informal method that the Ohio Civil Rights Commission may use, and to uphold existing religious exemptions under Ohio's Civil Rights Law.

 

Current Status:   

5/22/2019 - Senate Judiciary, (Third Hearing)

 

SB149

EMPLOYEE WAGE HISTORY (MAHARATH T) To prohibit employers from seeking a prospective employee's wage or salary history.

 

Current Status:   

5/13/2019 - Introduced

 

SB171

17-DAY INTERIM BUDGET (DOLAN M, O'BRIEN S) To enact a 17-day interim budget.

 

Current Status:   

6/30/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; Effective Immediately

 

SB172

30 DAY BWC BUDGET (DOLAN M, O'BRIEN S) To make operating appropriations for the Bureau of Workers' Compensation for the period beginning July 1, 2019, and ending July 31, 2019.

 

Current Status:   

6/30/2019 - SIGNED BY GOVERNOR; Effective Immediately

 

SR221

ABOLISH CORPORATE PERSONHOOD (ANTONIO N) To call on legislators at the state and federal level and other communities and jurisdictions to support an amendment to the United States Constitution that would abolish corporate personhood and the doctrine of money as speech.

 

Current Status:   

6/11/2019 - Referred to Committee Senate General Government and Agency Review 

 
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