ASCCA What You Need To KnowMay 16, 2016
ADA Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses Signed into Law
Last week, Governor Brown took an important step towards reducing the number of frivolous ADA lawsuits plaguing California's small business owners, by signing into law Senate Bill 269.
Senate Bill 269, authored by Senator Richard Roth (D-Riverside) and co-authored by Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford), seeks to incentivize businesses to proactively take steps to become accessible by providing them with 120 days from a Certified Access Specialist inspection to resolve any violations identified, without being subject to damages or litigation. It also provides businesses with 15 days to resolve any alleged violations regarding minor violations.
"SB 269 is a bipartisan, commonsense solution that will guarantee access for disabled Californians by providing small businesses with the tools and resources necessary to comply with state and federal disability access regulations," said Senator Roth.
This relief comes at a time when many small businesses, including independent auto repair shops, are being purposely targeted by lawyers looking to exploit even the most minor ADA non-compliance issues, threatening them with expensive lawsuits. These lawsuits put a tremendous strain on small business owners, who want to be compliant but lack the financial resources to quickly resolve non-compliance issues, and many are even forced out of business.
ASCCA believes SB 269 is a smart, balanced approach between preserving the civil rights of those who are disabled to ensure access to all public accommodations, and limiting the number of frivolous lawsuits threatened or filed against businesses that do not improve accessibility.
ASCCA Countertop Displays are coming your way soon!
It is that time of year again!
Over the next couple weeks, keep an eye out for your 2016 Countertop Display. They are shipping out this week via USPS. It will arrive in a large white envelope labeled "Attention ASCCA Members: Countertop Display Inside!"
A flyer explaining the contest is also included.

Each One Reach One: ASCCA 2016 Membership Drive with Contest and Raffle!
As a member of ASCCA, you understand the importance of strength in numbers. It's what helps ASCCA achieve its core purpose of elevating and uniting automotive professionals, and giving them voice.
Each year, thousands of new bills are introduced in Sacramento, many of which will impact small business owners. Thanks in large part to members like you, we've helped forge important relationships with state policymakers, regulators, and other industry professionals. Leveraging these relationships, ASCCA has been able to weigh in on important legislative discussions in Sacramento that would directly affect your business and your bottom line. But we still need your help!
Click here to read the complete Each One Reach One flyer.
Visit the ASCCA Member Resources page for more information including talking points on recent ASCCA achievements which can be used as a leave-behind for new member recruitment.
Maximize Your ESi Benefits and Take Your Business to the Next Level
As an ASCCA member, you probably already know that you have exclusive access to Educational Seminar Institute's (ESi) course offerings at a discounted rate, but did you know that you are also able to receive 30 minutes of FREE business management consulting every month?
That's right-in addition to all of the other resources that ASCCA provides to help your business grow, you can speak one-on-one with ESi CEO Maylan Newton for 30 minutes per month about the challenges facing your business and how to improve your bottom line. An ASCCA preferred instructor, Maylan is an ASE Master Technician, service writer, service manager, general manager, coach, and consultant who specializes in identifying and offering solutions to the most common problems facing independent auto repair shops.
Contact Maylan Newton:
Main: 888-338-7296
Automotive Aftermarket Summit - June 24, 2016
Join the ASCCA at this year's Automotive Aftermarket Summit in lovely Long Beach. The event will take place the day before the June Team Weekend, and will be held at the Hotel Maya.
June 2016 ASCCA Team Weekend in Torrance
Come and join ASCCA at our June Team Weekend in Torrance. The event will follow the Automotive Aftermarket Summit in Long Beach.
August 2016 ASCCA Team Weekend in Anaheim
In the link below, please find detailed information on the upcoming AUGUST Team Weekend in Anaheim. We are hosting a reception and Team Weekend in conjunction with the NACE | CARS 2016 Expo and Conference.
Test Preparation Workshop Presented by Chapter 48 - May 21
ASCCA Chapter 48 is putting on an ASE Test Preparation Workshop on May 21st. The class is free class to all, with no fees or signup necessary. First come first served. There is room for about 45 -50 participants.
View the flyer here.
Chapter 20 Shop Night - May 19
The class agenda is: AC Technology Update - Prepare to Service Vehicles with the new R-1234yf refrigerant, Internal Heat Exchangers, Electronically Controlled Variable Displacement Compressors with Volume Flow Sensors.
The class is 6:00pm to 10:00pm and is hosted by Simply Superior Auto Body at 2110 Market Street, Concord, CA 94520.
RSVP to Rich Lezcano at 925-680-6946.
Office Depot Deals Available Exclusively to ASCCA Members
ASCCA has worked with Office Depot to secure pricing so good that it rivals Fortune 500 pricing on each and every item that you purchase. If you haven't already, contact Bill Lewis, the ASCCA's Business Account Manager:
855.337.6811 x 16116
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
May 17th: Chapters 18, 24 and 14 Meetings
May 19th: Chapters 20, 28 and 48 Meetings
Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) Again in 2016 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


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


ASCCA Member Resources
Are you taking full advantage of your membership in the ASCCA? Check out our Member Resources page to see many of benefits of being a member.
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In This Issue
DA Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses Signed into Law
ASCCA Countertop Displays
Each One Reach One
Maximize Your ESi Benefits
Automotive Aftermarket Summit
June Team Weekend
August Team Weekend
Test Preparation Workshop
Chapter 20 Shop Night
Office Depot Discount
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
ESi Courses at a Discount Renewed for 2016!
ASCCA Member Resources


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