State Legislative Update

State Legislative Update

California – Assembly Bill 142 | This bill would increase the amount of the manufacturer lead-acid battery fee to $2, and enable the fee to continue indefinitely while providing funds for consumer education.

  • Position: Neutral
  • Status: The bill passed the Assembly as well as the Senate Environmental Quality and Appropriations Committees.

Massachusetts – Senate Bill 132 | This bill would prohibit an insurer from mandating non-original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts on any vehicle still under manufacturer warranty or lease.

  • Position: Oppose
  • Status: Hearing occurred yesterday, July 15.

New Jersey Assembly Bill 5225 | This bill would require vehicle manufacturers to provide notice to new vehicle purchases or leases of their rights under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

  • Position: Support
  • Status: Bill passed Committee on Consumer Affairs.

New Jersey – Senate Bill 1712 | This bill would require vehicle manufacturers to provide notice to new vehicle purchases or leases of their rights under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

  • Position: Support
  • Status: Committee passed unanimously; awaiting vote by the full Senate. Assembly companion bill introduced as A-5225.

New York – Assembly Bill 2911 | This bill would prohibit insurers from limiting payment on claims for damage to motor vehicles based on pricing caps for labor, parts, paint or repair materials; prohibits insurers from recommending a repair facility.

  • Position: Oppose
  • Status: No action has been scheduled.

New York – Assembly Bill 3872 | This bill would require that only new OEM replacement crash parts may be used on any vehicle during the year of manufacture and for the two succeeding years thereafter.

  • Position: Oppose
  • Status: No action has been scheduled.

New York – Assembly Bill 6589 | This bill establishes the Right to Repair Act to protect the rights of consumers to diagnose, service, maintain and repair motor vehicles; requires OEMs to make equipment available to independent repair providers under fair and reasonable terms.

  • Position: Oppose in accordance with national Right to Repair MOU.
  • Status: No action has been scheduled.

Oregon  – House Bill 3190 | This bill requires vehicle manufacturers to make available to owners of vehicles or independent repair providers, on fair and reasonable terms, any part, tool, service manual or other device, implement or information that the vehicle manufacturer makes available to authorized repair providers for the purpose of diagnosing, maintaining or repairing a vehicle that the vehicle manufacturer makes or supplies.

  • Position: Oppose in accordance with national Right to Repair MOU.
  • Status: No action has been scheduled.

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