ASCCA What You Need To KnowAugust 31, 2015
Legislation to Increase Minimum Wage Dies in Assembly Committee
Legislation to increase California's minimum wage died in the State Assembly just one day after a poll conducted by the California Wellness Foundation found that 68 percent of Californians support it.    Senate Bill 3 (Leno) would have increased the minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next two years. Despite the fate of the bill, the poll indicated that proponents of the measure had gained considerable ground in recent months.
Lobbyists Pile on Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Bill
Perhaps no end-of-session fight is as fierce as that over Senate Bill 350, the legislation by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and backed by Gov. Jerry Brown meant to slash motor vehicle fuel consumption, double buildings' energy efficiency and increase the use of renewable electricity.
Advocacy Fund
Thank you to the following contributors to the ASCCA Legislative Advocacy Fund.  Your contributions have already made a difference!

Auto MedicsModesti's Independent Repair
Boulevard AutomotivePat's Automotive
Chapter 28Sunnyvale Foreign Car Service
D&H Enterprises Auto RepairTracy Renee                           
Fisk AutomotiveTri-Star Motors
James AutomotiveVan's Automotive
Kerechuk Motor ServiceVilla Automotive
Marty Vanich Auto RepairWarren's Automotive
Modderman Service, Inc.

Click here to learn more about how you can make a difference.
The October 1, 2015 Visa MasterCard mandated requirement that most businesses that accept credit cards be ready to accept the new EMV chip cards is rapidly approaching.  EMV chip cards are replacing the magnetic strip cards which are much more susceptible to fraud and counterfeiting.  Adopting EMV technology provides your business and customers additional protection against fraud.
If you are a Digital Financial Group customer, there is nothing you need to do.  Your DFG representative will be around to install your EMV compliant chip reader prior to the October 1, 2015 deadline.  If you are not a DFG customer and need help or have questions about your EMV readiness, contact Dave Cherney (Northern CA) or Shannon Devery (Southern CA) @ (877) 326-2799
Make plans to join the upcoming ASCCA Team Weekend on September 26th and 27th.
It will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Sacramento.  Room reservations can be made online here. The last day for special room rates is 9/4/15.

ASCCA Chapter 48 meets generally the third Wednesday of every month. The next meeting is scheduled for 9/16/15.
Meetings are held at the Embassy Suites at 900 E. Birch St in Brea. Meetings start at 6:30 pm, with dinner at 7:00 pm, and end at 9:00 pm. Members pay only $20 to attend a meeting that has excellent food, comfortable surroundings and always a great keynote speaker. Guests are always welcome and the cost of the dinner is waived for a prospective shop owner who may be looking for a proactive group like ASCCA Chapter 48.
Countertop Display Contest Update
The deadline is fast approaching for the Countertop Display contest.
NorCal is still leading over SoCal, but there is still time left to enter (and upset NorCal with a SoCal win).
Send in your entry today, and help your team out!
Need a display?  Have any questions? Have a contest photo to send in? Email [email protected].
Updates on the contest are posted on Facebook.
ASCCA Chapter 14 meets on the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled for 9/15/15.
Meetings are held at the Royal Cut Restaurant at 2249 S Grove Ave in Ontario.
Please call Glenn Davis for more information at (909) 946-2282.

Meeting is scheduled to take place:
Wednesday, Nov. 4
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sands Expo Center
Room: Casanova 504-505
201 Sands Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89169


The meeting will provide an opportunity for OEM policy-makers and independent service professionals to share insights into each other's world. Agenda items include vehicle cybersecurity designs that won't impede the repair process and the problems and benefits of getting the industry to adopt the soon to be published new version of the SAE J2534 standard. Each of NASTF's six committees also will make significant announcements about their 2015 projects during the meeting. Advance registration is not required for AAPEX attendees, however, seating is very limited for the free NASTF meeting. "Join the conversation," says Skip Potter, executive director of NASTF. "NASTF is where OEMs and techs connect and we need everyone's ideas to ensure access by independent technicians to OEM service information."
Engage Your Customers on the Issue of Telematics
The ASCCA Public Relations committee is encouraging all ASCCA members to begin engaging their customers in a consumer education campaign on Telematics.  A flyer has been developed by the Committee for you to use in your shops.  Consider displaying these flyers and even attaching them to your customer invoices. The intent is to engage your customer in a dialogue with you so you can inform them of what Telematics is and the potential risk it presents to their right for privacy.  You can take this opportunity to inform your customer that through your association you are advocating on their behalf in an attempt to protect consumer privacy.
Automotive Aftermarket Units in a Joint Letter to OEHHA
Re: Prop 65 Regulations
ASCCA previously reported on association plan to attend a meeting on July 22 with the Office of Environmental Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) regarding Prop 65, Clear and Reasonable Warning Regulations.  The meeting was a result of ASCCA providing comments regarding the Service Station and Vehicle, Repair Facilities Warnings (Environmental Exposures) signage requirement.  OEHHA is proposing creating "safe harbor" regulations which would allow an auto repair shops to post a sign (created by the regulations) that will provide environmental exposure warnings and comply with Prop 65.  ASCCA and the California Automotive Business Coalition (CalABC) expressed concerns that the proposed signs (in the regulations) were primarily designed for gas stations and not for automotive repair dealers. 
iATN Discounts Available to ASCCA Members

The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is the world's first and largest online network of automotive service industry professionals. Since 1995, iATN has been providing outstanding service industry resources to members worldwide. ASCCA members can enjoy a $9-per-month discount off of the regular price of iATN Business+ premium membership, at $45-per-month.  This membership provides your shop with up to 5 premium access accounts.

Link to iATN's website


Help ASCCA Grow with the Special Membership Drive Tied to ASCCA's 75th Anniversary

To commemorate ASCCA's 75th Anniversary and help grow our members, our Board of Directors approved a limited offer to new members: $75 membership, starting now! Help us grow the association by recruiting new members! Chapters can sweeten the pot by adding their own incentive. Fine print: $55 application fee applies; Canceled members in the last 12 months are not eligible; No point/spiff for One Member Can! campaign; Regular (ARD) members only.


Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) for Discounted Courses

Seminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,500. ASCCA members pay only $950 per attendee!


Click here to take advantage of this offer


Thank You ASCCA Sponsors!

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In This Issue
Legislation to Increase Minimum Wage Dies
Lobbyists Pile on Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Bill
Advocacy Fund
Visa MasterCard EMV Chip Card Update
ASCCA Team Weekend
ASCCA Chapter 48 Meeting
Contest Update
ASCCA Chapter 14 Meeting
Consider Attending the NASTF General Meeting
Engage Your Customers on the Issue of Telematics
Automotive Aftermarket Units in a Joint Letter to OEHHA
iATN Discounts for ASCCA Members
New $75 Membership Drive
ESi Courses at a Discount!


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