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On February 26, 2024, the ABPA submitted opposition to Nebraska Legislative Bill 1105 (2024), expressing concerns about the potential challenges it poses for Nebraska drivers. The bill introduces restrictions against the use of alternative parts, including aftermarket, recycled, remanufactured, and refurbished parts, when OEM repair procedures are mandated. The ABPA opposes any repair procedure that fosters monopolistic Read more…


On February 13, 2024, the ABPA submitted opposition to Rhode Island House Bill 7264 (2024), expressing concerns about the potential consequences it may have on consumers and the automotive industry in Rhode Island. The bill proposes a further restriction against the use of aftermarket collision repair parts by requiring insurance companies to use only OEM parts on Read more…


On January 31, 2024, the ABPA submitted opposition to Idaho Senate Bill 1233 (2024), expressing concerns about the potential consequences it may have on consumers and the automotive industry in Idaho. The bill proposes a restriction against the use of aftermarket collision repair parts by requiring a disclosure statement in insurance-funded repairs that insinuates these parts are Read more…


On January 22, 2024, the ABPA submitted opposition to Washington State Senate Bill 6252 (2024), expressing concerns about the potential consequences it may have on consumers and the automotive industry in Washington. We believe that any bill language restricting the use of alternative parts, in favor of self-serving repair processes that primarily benefit OEM manufacturers, could lead Read more…


On January 15, 2024, the ABPA submitted opposition to Washington State House Bill 2011 (2024), expressing concerns about the potential consequences it may have on consumers and the automotive industry in Washington. We believe that any bill language restricting the use of alternative parts, in favor of self-serving repair processes that primarily benefit OEM manufacturers, could lead Read more…


Houston, TX –– The ABPA praises the bipartisan members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce for unanimously advancing the REPAIR Act (H.R. 906) in the recent markup of bills designed to enhance product safety, transparency, supply chains, and American tech leadership. The bipartisan REPAIR Act, sponsored by House Energy and Commerce Read more…


The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce has announced a hearing next week to discuss consumer-focused legislative solutions, including the bipartisan Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair (REPAIR) Act (H.R. 906). If you have not reached out to your member of Congress yet to ask them to support the REPAIR & Read more…


On August 28, 2023, the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) submitted a second amicus brief on behalf of our member LKQ Corporation and our membership at large. Ten additional amicus briefs were filed including those from the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), Eagle Eyes, Autocare, the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), and the Taiwan Auto Read more…


Washington, DC – On Tuesday, 7/18, I had the opportunity to attend the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet hearing, “Is There a Right to Repair?”. The purpose of the hearing was to examine the current legal landscape of the right to repair and related intellectual property issues, including potential future avenues for Read more…


Austin, TX – On May 9, ABPA Executive Director Ed Salamy testified in opposition to Texas State Bill 1083 before the Texas House Insurance Committee. Previously, the ABPA had stated its opposition to the Bill with a letter that was sent to all the relevant Committee members. During the abbreviated hearing, eleven witnesses provided testimony with only Read more…

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