ASCCA What You Need To KnowOct. 12, 2015
The State Legislative Bill Report details various bills that ASCCA is tracking. If you have any questions please contact ASCCA at [email protected].

ASCCA's TeamTalk Update Beginning January 1st
On January 1st, all ASCCA members will start receiving the ASCCA TeamTalk emails.  This is one of the ASCCA membership's greatest benefits. Use it for questions, networking, and to share any other information with the entire ASCCA membership.
The emails will include an option to unsubscribe, for any members who do not wish to receive the emails.
Office Depot Coupons Available Exclusively to ASCCA Members
Office Depot is offering ASCCA members three different deals.
  • HP Office Ultra White Paper $26.99 per carton - Click here
  • HP EcoFFICIENT Paper $26.99 per carton - Click here
  • Keurig coffee machines including K-cups - Click here
  • The next BAR Advisory Committee and Workshop is on October 21, 2015.
    Department of Consumer Affairs HQ1
    1st Floor Hearing Room
    1625 North Market Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA 95834
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm
    This workshop will be Webcast and may be accessed online at:
    The Governor vetoed several bills that provided tax credits, including SB 251. The bill attempted to preserve civil rights for those disabled to ensure access to all public accommodations and limit the number of frivolous lawsuits against businesses that have yet to improve accessibility. The bill also included a tax credit to pay for access expenditures for small businesses.
    The Governor said: "Despite strong revenue performance over the past few years, the state's budget has remained precariously balanced due to unexpected costs and the provision of new services," Governor Brown said in his veto message. "Given these financial uncertainties, I cannot support providing additional tax credits that will make balancing the state's budget even more difficult."
    Avoid Unnecessary Delays in Your BAR/DCA License Issuance or Renewal
    The Department of Consumer Affairs is scheduled to transition additional Boards and Bureaus to the new BreEZe online licensing and enforcement system in January 2016.
    The transition to the new system will require a temporary shutdown of all licensing processes for several business days, and could result in delays in processing initial license applications, license renewals, and changes such as name changes or changes of address.
    The Automotive Repair and Smog Check News for Fall 2015 from the BAR has been released.

    After having failed to pass legislation at the Capitol (SB 3), proponents are moving forward with an initiative for November 2016 to increase the minimum wage to $15.00 by 2021 and have automatic cost of living increases thereafter.

    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. 
    JASC Foothill Chapter 5 will have it's annual Christmas Party and Casino Night Fundraiser Saturday December 5th, 2015 at 6pm.
    Come join us to support 5 Acres and McKinley Children's Homes. We will be having a wonderful dinner, Casino Night Fundraiser, and tons of great prizes.
    Open to everyone. Seating is limited, so reserve now by calling Darren at 626-282-0644, or [email protected] Tickets are $45

    Meeting is scheduled to take place:
    AAPEX Show
    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


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    In This Issue
    ASCCA Legislative Bill Report
    Engage Your Customers on the Issue of Telematics
    Office Depot Coupons
    BAR Advisory Committee
    SB 251
    BAR/DCA License
    BAR Automotive Repair and Smog Check Newsletter
    Initiative to Increase Minimum Wage
    ASCCA Chapter 48 Meeting
    ASCCA Chapter 5 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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