COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec. 3, 2013) — The Automotive Service Association-Ohio (ASA) is supporting a bill to establish auto repair shop registration in Ohio.
Ohio state Sens. Edna Brown, Tom Patton and Peggy Lehner recently introduced Ohio Senate Bill 232, which amends regulations and oversight of mechanical repair shops in the state.
Ohio SB 232 requires motor vehicle repair facilities to register with the state Motor Vehicle Repair Board, creates the Motor Vehicle Repair Operator Vendor's License Suspension Fund, makes changes to the Motor Vehicle Repair and Window Tint Operator Law, and dissolves the existing Motor Vehicle Repair Board and replaces it with a new board of the same name.
The board would oversee consumer education, shop compliance with regulations, technician certification and training requirements and appropriate equipment requirements, as well as establish a toll-free phone number for consumer complaints against a repair operation,
"We have been very pleased with our state collision shop registration bill and ASA believes the next step is to put in place a mechanical shop registration law for the state of Ohio. We encourage repairers to contact their state legislators asking that they support this bill," said Joe Sanfillipo, ASA-Ohio past president and current board member.
To view the bill text, visit the ASA's legislative website.