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Source: Assembly Jones press release

October 1, 2016 (Santee) -- Assemblyman Brian Jones (R-Santee) announced that Governor Jerry Brown has signed his legislation AB 873 into law.

AB 873 will require the Bureau of Automotive Repair, within the Department of Consumer Affairs, to determine through regulation which automotive services are minor and which necessitate oversight.

“This bi-partisan bill is a product of many stakeholder meetings and I am very pleased the Governor has decided to reward the citizens of California with much needed transparency at the Bureau of Automotive Repair,” said Jones. “Existing law is outdated and no longer consistent with modern technology. This measure will clarify the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Automotive Repair to meet the needs and advancements of automobile technology.”

This legislation was crafted with the help of numerous organizations in the automotive industry. The California Tire Dealers Association, who were supportive of the measure, stated that “this legislation will serve to ‘level the playing field’ in the automotive service industry and allow greater access to regulatory assistance for customers of auto services.”

In addition, the Les Schwab Tire Centers also backed this legislation and said this bill “…will bring about long awaited modernization of the 40-year-old Automotive Repair Act.”

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