AUSTIN, Texas — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is asking its Texas members to urge their state legislators to oppose two bills that would dismantle the state's periodic vehicle safety inspection program.
Texas Senate Bill 1588 and its counterpart, Texas House Bill 3995, would substitute an "inspection program replacement fee," due at a vehicle's registration or registration renewal, for an actual safety inspection, according to ASA Washington Representative Robert L. Redding Jr.
"Texas has a successful vehicle inspection program that protects the motoring public," Mr. Redding said. "This private-public partnership program should not be eliminated without further research and input from stakeholders."
Texas ASA members can find out how to contact their legislators in opposition to SB 1588 and HB 3995 by visiting the ASA legislative website, www.TakingTheHill.com.