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News   April 2, 2007   by Auto Service World

Right to Repair Issue Heats Up Stateside

As the aftermarket moves closer to obtaining introduction of the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act in the U.S. Congress, grassroots action at the state level is heating up and setting the stage for the Aftermarket Legislative Summit in June, according to AAIA. Seven state legislatures are currently considering Right to Repair legislation including Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New
Jersey, New York, Nevada and Oklahoma.
“Members of Congress and their staffs are watching closely as more and more states join the Right to Repair battle,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO.
“AAIA is doubling its education and lobbying
efforts on Capitol Hill, while fully supporting state legislative initiatives to ensure that car owners determine who will repair their vehicles and not the manufacturers.”
In response to the growing grassroots efforts, AAIA is anticipating a large turnout of aftermarket representatives from around the country at its Aftermarket Legislative Summit, June 12-13, in Washington, D.C.
The Aftermarket Legislative Summit provides an opportunity for aftermarket professionals to come to Capitol Hill to meet with key congressional leaders and discuss issues that affect and impact their businesses.
Online registration for the 2007 Aftermarket Legislative Summit is now available.
For more information and to register for the summit, visit AAIA’s Web site at

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