ASA Opposes Texas Bills to End Vehicle Safety Inspection Program

May 3, 2017

The Automotive Service Association has expressed its opposition to two Bills in Texas that would aim its current vehicle safety inspection program. 

May 3, 2017—Texas Senate Bill (SB) 1588, introduced by state Sen. Donald Huffines (R-16), would dismantle Texas’ safety inspection program and institute an “inspection program replacement fee” due at vehicle’s registration or registration renewal.

SB 1588’s House counterparts, HB 3995, also calls for the elimination of the safety inspection program.

“Texas has a successful vehicle inspection program that protects the motoring public. This private-public partnership program show not be eliminated without further research and input from stakeholders,” said Robert L. Redding Jr., the Automotive Service Association’s (ASA) Washington, D.C., representative. “Other states have pursued exhaustive studies and determined that these safety inspection programs prevent accidents and injuries, as well as save lives. We ask that repairers contact their legislators and request these bills be defeated.”

ASA encourages all interested parties in Texas to visit to contact their state representatives in opposition to these bills.

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