ASA Opposes Wyo. Aftermarket Crash Parts Legislation
Feb. 1, 2019—The Wyoming legislature is considering legislation that would negatively impact collision repairers and consumers relative to aftermarket crash parts.
The legislation, SF0095, has passed the Wyoming state senate and is now being reviewed by the Wyoming House of Representatives. The bill is sponsored by state Sen. Tara Nethercott.
The Senate summarizes the legislation as follows: AN ACT relating to insurance; providing standards for the use of aftermarket parts in automobile damage repairs; requiring disclosure when any use is proposed of a non-original manufacturer part; requiring that all aftermarket parts be identified and be of the same quality as the original part; and providing for an effective date.
The bill was introduced Jan. 15, 2019 and in a very brief period of time, is on its way to potentially becoming state law. This legislation has been attempted in other states and numerous legislatures have rejected this policy as it dramatically changes the consumer-collision shop marketplace.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) opposes SF0095.