AUSTIN, Texas — A bill in the Texas legislature that would have dismantled the state's periodic vehicle safety inspection program died at the end of the legislative session, according to the Automotive Service Association (ASA).
Texas House Bill 1588, along with sister legislation Senate Bill 3995, would have replaced the state's inspection program with an "inspection program replacement fee" due at a vehicle's registration or registration renewal.
"We are extremely grateful to have seen the outpouring of opposition from our Texas members," said Robert L. Redding, ASA Washington representative.
When HB 1588 was introduced, the ASA and the Auto Care Association urged its Texas members to write their legislators in opposition to the bill.
"We are extremely grateful to have seen the outpouring of opposition from our Texas members," said ASA Washington Representative Robert L. Redding.