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A String of Victories


The battle to gain recognition and acceptance of aftermarket parts continues in state houses across the country. And the news is good! In states from New England to the Midwest we have won some important victories against attempts to limit or restrict the use of aftermarket parts in collision repair. Here are some recent highlights.

These wins demonstrate how important it is that we remain vigilant, and how essential your support is for the ABPA and our legislative efforts.

Ray Colas
Director of Government Affairs
LKQ Corporation

Iowa

Senate Bill 2023 (Oppose) – Would prohibit an insurer from requiring the use of aftermarket parts for the first five (5) years from the date of manufacture of a motor vehicle without written consent.

Status: Did not meet session deadline – DEAD

Kentucky

House Bill 109 (Oppose) – Would require written consent for the use of after-market parts on those vehicles that are under a manufacturer’s warranty.

Status: DEAD

Maryland

House Bill 574 (Oppose) – Would require written consent for the use of aftermarket parts on a vehicle during the five (5) year period after its date of manufacture.

Status: DEAD

Senate Bill 487 (Oppose) – Would require written consent for the use of aftermarket parts on a vehicle during the three (3) year period after its date of manufacture.

Status: DEAD

Michigan

House Bill 5339 (Oppose) – Would prohibit insurers from specifying the use of aftermarket structural parts and non-certified aftermarket crash parts.

Status: We have received word through our on-the-ground lobbying efforts that there is no interest in advancing this bill, and that it is essentially dead.

Oklahoma

Senate Bill 1051 (Oppose) – Could require consent for the use of aftermarket emissions and safety parts.

Status: Did not meet session deadline – DEAD

Rhode Island

House Bill 7404 and Senate Bill 2835 (Oppose) – Would place a 30-month restriction on the use of ALL aftermarket parts.

Status: Did not meet session deadline – DEAD

Vermont

House Bill 362 (Oppose) – Would prevent an insurer from requiring the use of aftermarket parts during the two years immediately preceding the claim report on vehicles which have 30,000 or fewer miles recorded on the odometer.

Status: Did not meet session deadline – DEAD

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