ASCCA What You Need To KnowSept. 22, 2015
ASCCA Board of Directors Nominating Report
The ASCCA Nominating Committee solicited candidates for a two (2) year term on the ASCCA Board of Directors, commencing January 1, 2016. After review of each candidates qualifications, the Nominating Committee presents the following slate.
ASCCA previously reported as part of our Bureau of Automotive Repair Advisory Group (BAG) meeting summary that there has been a big increase in citations and fines for issuing a certificate of compliance using a BAR97 EIS when an OIS test was required. This is a violation of Section 44050 of the Health and Safety Code. According to statistics provided by the BAR during the July 23rd, BAG meeting they had already issued 437 citations.
Governor, Legislative Leaders Signal Defeat on Key SB 350 Provision
On September 9, Governor Jerry Brown, Senate Leader de León, and Assembly Speaker Atkins held a joint press conference to announce they were repealing Senate Bill 350's key, yet controversial provision requiring vehicle petroleum use be cut in half by 2030.
It's a huge defeat for Governor Brown and legislative leaders, who failed to mount stiff opposition posed by organizations such as ASCCA, business groups, oil companies, Republicans, and even some Democrat lawmakers. 
Though the worst element is gone, the other two provisions to increase renewable energy use by 50 percent and double energy efficiency in existing buildings remain intact. ASCCA maintains that if passed, Senate Bill 350 would still give broad authority to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), allowing them to unilaterally adopt new regulations without taking into account the impact on jobs and the economy. Furthermore, the requirements to increase the current renewable energy portfolio and energy efficiency in existing buildings would result in skyrocketing energy costs for individual ratepayers and small businesses.
Although the bill was not completely defeated, this was no small victory. Because of ASCCA's hard work and all of the members who contacted their legislators, Governor Brown himself conceded that the bill has essentially been "gutted." It couldn't have been done without you!
Voluntary Agreement Signed To Address Availability Of Heavy-Duty Vehicle Service Information
Farmington Hills, MI - The Commercial Vehicle Solutions Network (CVSN) and the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA), together with the Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI), the Auto Care Association (AutoCare), and Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada (HDAC) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today on access to heavy-duty vehicle service information.  The MOU addresses the availability of service information for Model Year 2010 and later trucks and buses over 10,000 lbs. sold in the United States and Canada.
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.

Join ASCCA Chapter 5 on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6-9pm. Sponsored in part by BG Products.
There will be bowling, German buffet, trophies, and Great Fun. All at no cost to Chapter 5!!!
Montrose Bowl
2334 Honolulu Ave.
Montrose, CA 91020 
It will be a shop night at Brea Auto Body Inc. Speaking will be Maylan Newton from the Educational Seminars Institute. Join us for a great, fun evening with Maylan! Prizes, El Farilito taco bar & more. FREE to ASCCA Chapter 48 Members. 

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.
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!

Armstrong & Associates

BG Products

Contact Us
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One Capitol Mall, Suite 800
Sacramento, CA 95814
In This Issue
ASCCA Board of Directors Nominating Report
SMOG Testing Citations & Fines
SB 350 Update
Voluntary Agreement Signed To Address Availability Of Heavy-Duty Vehicle Service
ASCCA Team Weekend
ASCCA Chapter 5 Meeting
ASCCA Chapter 48 Meeting
Consider Attending the NASTF General Meeting
Engage Your Customers on the Issue of Telematics
iATN Discounts for ASCCA Members
New $75 Membership Drive
ESi Courses at a Discount!


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