CONCORD, N.H. — The Automotive Service Association (ASA) is urging its New Hampshire members to contact their state legislators to vote to override Gov. Chris Sununu's veto of a bill that would require auto repairers to follow original equipment guidelines in repairing vehicles.
"Current law ensures safe repairs while maintaining a competitive market," Mr. Sununu said in his Aug. 15 veto message for New Hampshire House Bill 664.
"This bill would increase the cost of auto insurance premiums by limiting the ability of insurers to negotiate what is reasonable in the repair process."
Advocates of the bill, including the ASA, said HB 664 would not force the use of OEM parts, but would require the industry to adhere to repair procedures that offer the best chance for vehicle safety.
"House Bill 664 calls for vehicle repair standards that should be an accepted, standard practice in the collision industry," said ASA Washington Representative Robert L. Redding in a letter to the New Hampshire Senate.
A letter urging a veto override is available here.