CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill that would have would have dictated replacement parts policy in auto collision repairs has stalled in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
The bill, which was approved earlier in the Wyoming Senate, would have required disclosure of when any use of non-OEM parts in a collision repair was proposed, and also require that all aftermarket parts be of the same quality as OEM parts.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) and collision repairers in Wyoming raised objections to the bill. They asked who would be responsible for determining what parts meet OEM standards; what state agency was equipped to evaluate certification standards; and what consumer protections the legislation would provide.
Robert L. Redding Jr., ASA Washington representative, praised ASA members and other collision shop owners for raising objections to the bill.
"It is important that collision shop owners continue to educate policymakers about the impact this bill would have on small businesses and consumers," Mr. Redding said.
The Wyoming legislature is scheduled to adjourn at the end of February, the ASA said.