SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 21, 2014) — The California Assembly Appropriations Committee will consider two tire-related bills May 23 as part of its pending Suspense File, according to the May 19 issue of California Tire Bulletin.
A.B. 1665 would authorize the California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to regulate businesses that change and repair tires as automotive repair dealers. It also requires that automotive repair dealers be capable of servicing and repairing tire pressure monitoring systems, thus putting California into compliance with federal tire safety regulations.
Les Schwab Tire Centers Inc. and the California Tire Dealers Association (CTDA) are co-sponsoring A.B. 1665, according to California Tire Bulletin.
A.B. 2656 would extend by five years the requirement that the California Department of Transportation use asphalt paving materials that are at least 50 percent rubberized asphalt concrete—from Jan. 1, 2015, to Jan. 1, 2020.
The bill also would require the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to prioritize the use of tire-derived products in relevant public works projects in disadvantaged communities.
California Tire Bulletin is published by Terry Leveille, president of Sacramento-based TL Associates and legislative representative of the CTDA.
Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?
|I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.||
|I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.||
|I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.||
|I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.||
|I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.||
|Total votes: 78|