OLYMPIA, Maine — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is urging its members in Maine to contact their state representatives in opposition to two bills that would weaken or repeal vehicle safety inspection programs in the state.
Maine House Paper 439 — introduced by State Rep. Paul Stearns, R-119 and co-sponsored by State Rep. Richard Cebra, R-68 — would require a biennial safety inspection as opposed to the current annual requirement.
It is virtually identical to H.P. 167, which died in committee earlier this year. Anther bill, H.P. 567, would repeal vehicle safety inspections in Maine altogether, the ASA said.
To contact state representatives or find out more about the bills, Maine auto repairers should visit the ASA's legislative website, www.TakingTheHill.com, the association said.