Automotive Service Councils of California


March 21, 2014

ASCCA Supports SB 994

Consumer Car Information and Consumer Choice Act  

Take Action Now! 

ASCCA is supporting this very important consumer protection bill: SB 994 (Monning); 
Consumer Car Information and Consumer Choice Act
Click here to access the bill language.
ASCCA Members Take Action: Contact your legislators and ask for their support of SB 994. The bill will be heard in Senate Transportation on April 8. It is important that if your California State Senator is on the Transportation Committee that you write a letter requesting that he/she support the bill. If your senator is not on the committee, we could still use your help to write your Senator for support.
Click here to look up your Senator. 
Below are talking points, the Senate Transportation Committee Members, and links to recent press on the bill.


Talking Points 

    • Currently consumers have little or no access to their car computer information.
    • Car computers can generate and collect sensitive personal information about consumers, including driving habits, vehicle condition, repair, maintenance and diagnostic data;
    • It's important that consumers know what information is stored in their car and have access;
    • SB 994 requires car manufacturers to disclose to consumers the type of data generated/collected by their car and provides that the information collected/stored in the vehicle belongs to the consumer;
    • SB 994 prohibits the car manufacturer from restricting access and gives the consumer the right to share the data with an auto mechanic or third party of his or her choice.

Senate Transportation Committee Members

Senator Mark DeSaulnier (Chair)
Senator Ted Gaines (Vice Chair)
Senator Jim Beall
Senator Anthony Cannella
Senator Cathleen Galgiani
Senator Ben Hueso
Senator Ricardo Lara
Senator Carol Liu
Senator Fran Pavley
Senator Richard Roth
Senator Mark Wyland


SB 994 In the News

News piece on the consumer perspective

We encourage you to share this link with your customers and make them aware of this bill. ASCCA will be providing more resources in the near future to assist you educate your customers and how they can help get the bill passed.

Los Angeles Times Article



Call: Jack Molodanof, ASCCA Legislative Advocate, 916-4470313 or Craig Johnson, ASCCA Government Affairs Committee Chair, 626-810-2281.  

ASCCA & CAA Legislative Fly-in

April 30, 2014


California Autobody Association (CAA) is partnering with ASCCA for the 2014 Legislative Fly-In! Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with others in the industy. Fill out this registration form and book your airfare. We're taking care of the rest - transportation from the airport, food, and the scheduling of legislative appointments. 

Please don't delay, space is limited! Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 

Registration Form

Roadside Smog Checks Being Done to Check Out a New Smog Technique

The BAR and the CHP are working together to conduct voluntary spot checks on "real world" car emissions. The Sacramento Bee's "Back-seat Driver" column reports on this and other car-related stories. 

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CA Dept. of Toxic Substances Announces First Products for Regulation Under New Law  

from AAIA News 
On March 13, the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) announced the first three "priority products" that will be investigated under the new Safer Consumer Products (SCP) law. The SCP is an onerous program that could require virtually any level within a supply chain for a targeted chemical substance and product category to perform millions of dollars of data development and alternatives testing. Possible results of the program could mean the phase-out of use of a substance or even a ban on sales of certain consumer products. Read more


What's the Future for GM in the Wake of its Massive Recall?  

by Jamie Kitman, from 

What might the future hold for GM, now that it has apologized profusely and recalled 1.37 million cars with a faultily-designed ignition switch? 


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Improved Workers Comp Program for ASCCA Members!

Contact Glen Dailey NOW!
Phone: (866) 923-7767

Vehicle Donation Centers

The ASCCA would like to thank Doral's Auto Repair, Craig Johnson Automotive,Fisk Automotive, German Auto Repair, Autotron Service Center, and Chabot College for facilitating vehicle donations that amounted to $4,900.00!


For information on how to sign up as a Vehicle Donation Center for our Cars for Careers program, please go to the link below, or call the ASCCA office at 800-810-4272.


In This Issue
ASCCA Supports SB 994
ASCCA & CAA Legislative Fly-in
Roadside Smog Checks Being Done
Toxic Substances Regulated by New Law
GM's Future After Massive Recall?
Armstrong's Workers Comp Program
Vehicle Donation Centers
March Member of the Month Junior Tamayo
John Stucki Passes Away
NHTSA Safety Recalls
Toyota to Pay $1.2 Billion
Nominate a Colleague for an ASCCA Award


March's Member of the Month:
Junior Tamayo

Junior Tamayo (Eulogia Tamayo, Jr.) with Chapter 1940 is the ASCCA's March Member of the Month! Junior owns Jay's Auto Center in Torrance, CA, which has been an ASCCA member since 1970.


Click here to read more about Junior Tamayo and our previous members of the month. 






John Stucki 

"Sadly I have to report that John Stucki passed away this last weekend after suffering a large stroke," wrote Lee Chesnin, ASCCA Chapter 12 President, on TeamTalk. "John was a longtime active member of our chapter, and had continued to serve on our Board of Directors and as Treasurer and Chapter Rep long after he retired from the business. John was an anchor to those of us in the association who worked with him. I always knew where he stood on whatever subject we discussed. His absence leaves a space that cannot be filled. I look forward to hearing your stories and memories of John."


NHTSA Safety Recalls

2014 Fiat 500L
Delay or Inability to Select Transmission Gears

2012-2013 Dodge Durango
2012-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Hard Brake Pedal May Lengthen Stopping Distance
2005-2010 Honda Odyssey
Fuel Pump Cover May Crack and Leak Fuel

Toyota to Pay $1.2 Billion to Settle U.S. Criminal Probe  


Toyota has reached a $1.2 billion settlement with federal prosecutors regarding 4 million cars recalled in 2009 and 2010 because of unintended acceleration. Toyota admitted that it misled consumers by making deceptive statements on unintended acceleration.


Read more


Recognize a Colleague at the Summer Conference

As we gear up for our ASCCA Summer Conference, we would like to extend an opportunity for you to recognize those who have gone above and beyond in promoting the ASCCA through their service to our members and their community.


Here are a list of award categories:

  • Sponsor of the Year 
  • Rising Star Award 
  • Volunteer of the Year 
  • Chapter of the Year


We welcome you to participate by reviewing the Awards Criteria form and filling out a nomination form to nominate someone for the awards mentioned above. Nominations are due April 11, 2014. If you have any questions, we welcome you to call Jay Jefferson with ASCCA at (916) 924 - 9054.


Awards Nomination Criteria
Awards Nomination Form


Death Doesn't End Car Lease Obligation  

from the L.A. Times 

Toyota is suing a widow to collect more than $2,300 owed on a lease that ended when her husband died.

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