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2015 House Bill 4344: Revise regulation of auto repair shops
Introduced by Rep. Peter Pettalia (R) on March 12, 2015
To revise many details and definitions in a law that imposes a “registration” mandate on motor vehicle repair facilities. House Bill 4343 would authorize fines for failing to register a facility. Among other things the bill would prohibit a repair shop from replacing a part with one not made by the vehicle's maker without customer notice and permission.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on March 12, 2015
Reported in the House on May 12, 2015
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R) on June 17, 2015
To delete a section that prescribes details of what kind of replacement parts repair facilities may use.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 17, 2015
Amendment offered by Rep. Jason Sheppard (R) on February 10, 2016
To replace the allowable replacement parts provision deleted by the Nesbitt amendment, but modify it to only apply to parts replaced on a vehicle that is still under warranty.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Jason Sheppard (R) on February 10, 2016
To replace the allowable replacement parts provision deleted by the Nesbitt amendment, but modify it to only apply to parts replaced on a vehicle that is still under warranty, which could be waived at the owner's request.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on February 10, 2016
Passed 84 to 22 in the House on February 10, 2016.
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To codify into law a comprehensive regulatory regime that is currently imposed on vehicle repair facilities through administrative regulations, including a state registration mandate. The bill also revises some details and definitions in these requirements. Among other things the bill would prohibit a repair shop from replacing major parts on newer vehicles with one not made by or certified as equivalent to original parts installed by the vehicle's maker.
Received in the Senate on February 11, 2016
Referred to the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee on February 11, 2016
Reported in the Senate on April 12, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Amendment offered by Sen. Wayne Schmidt (R) on May 17, 2016
To revise certain complaint-related record-keeping requirements imposed on repair shops.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on May 17, 2016
Passed 33 to 4 in the Senate on May 17, 2016.
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To codify into law a comprehensive regulatory regime that is currently imposed on vehicle repair facilities through administrative regulations, including a state registration mandate. The bill also revises some details and definitions in these requirements. Among other things the bill would prohibit a repair shop from replacing a major part on a newer vehicle with one not made by the vehicle's maker, which has been criticized as protectionism benefitting the Big Three and other car makers.
Received in the House on May 17, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Peter Pettalia (R) on May 31, 2016
To permit a repair shop to install parts that are not made by the vehicle maker if the customer directs this to be done in writing.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 31, 2016
Passed 86 to 23 in the House on May 31, 2016.
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To codify into law a comprehensive regulatory regime that is currently imposed on vehicle repair facilities through administrative regulations, including a state registration mandate. The bill also revises some details and definitions in these requirements. The bill was amended late in the process to permit repair shop from replacing a major part on a newer vehicle with one not made by the vehicle's maker, if the customer directs this to be done in writing. Note: Previous descriptions of this vote here and on Votespotter did not make this last detail clear. The version of the bill that originally passed the House and Senate would have prohibited mechanics from using non-Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts on newer vehicles, but with its adoption of the Pettalia amendment, the House allowed non-OEM parts to be used at the customer's discretion.
Received in the Senate on June 1, 2016
Passed 33 to 3 in the Senate on June 1, 2016.
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To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Received in the House on September 7, 2016
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on September 7, 2016

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