ASCCA What You Need To Know April 17, 2017
Automotive Aftermarket Legislative Day Priority Bills
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Legislative Day is fast approaching, and we'd like to share with you the legislation we will be focusing on during our visit to the State Capitol. The three bills we'll be discussing will all have an impact on the automotive industry if passed and signed by the Governor, including legislation that would mandate how you hire your own employees, an expansion of sales tax to cover services such as auto repair, and more. For the full list of bills and their descriptions, please click here.
Automotive Aftermarket Industry 2017 Legislative Day
On April 25, 2017, join the Automotive Aftermarket Industry For A Day at the Capitol!
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry is joining together for a Legislative Fly-In! Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with othersin the industry.  Please don't delay, space is limited! Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Past speakers have included: Chief, Bureau of Automotive Repair; Governor's Small BusinessAdvocate; Governor's Economic Adviser; Chair, Select Committee on Career Technical Education & Workforce Development; Author AB2289 (Smog Check); Chair, Senate Transportation & Housing Committee.

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CSBA Small Business Advisory Council Meeting Summary
On Friday, April 7, ASCCA member James Justus attended the California Small Businesses Advisory Council (CSBA) meeting. State Senator Toni Atkins (D - San Diego) attended the meeting along with the President of CSBA Betty Jo Toccoli and other small business owners. Below is a summary of the meeting, provided by James Justus:
I voiced ASCCA concerns about the following bills:  
  • AB 5 (Gonzalez-Fletcher) - Burdens small and large employers with a scheduling mandate that requires employers to offer additional hours of work to employees before hiring a new employee or contractor, and exposes employers to multiple threats of costly litigation for technical violations that do not cause an employee any harm.
  • SB 640 (Hertzberg) - Penalizes small businesses and consumers by expanding the state sales tax to services. Businesses unaccustomed to collecting sales tax would have to develop accounting procedures to manage tax funds. These additional bureaucratic accounting procedures would be time-consuming, and would increase operating costs for affected businesses.
Betty Jo and the other small business owners agreed that both bills are bad for small businesses and should be opposed. Senator Atkins stated that she thought SB 640 was a long shot, but that we should continue to monitor the bill.
There was also a lively discussion about the need for workers' compensation reform. Betty Jo would like to see the issue included in regular health care insurance policies (24-hour care). She also feels that small businesses need to be more proactive on workers' compensation reform.

ASCCA's April Member of the Month - Andy Daniels
The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Andy Daniels of Frank's Automotive as the ASCCA Member of the Month for April 2017. Each month, an ASCCA member is recognized for going above and beyond to support ASCCA's Core Purpose:To elevate and unite automotive professionals and give them voice.

Featured Remarkable Results Radio Podcast - Vision 2017 Leadership Round Table Interview
Recorded at Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo 2017 Joining me in my Vision 2017 studio are: Sheri Hamilton the Show Manager and the executive Director of ASA-Midwest Vision, co-founder Jerry Holcom form S & S Service in Kansas City, co-Chairman Ron Haugen from Westside Auto Pros in Des Moines, and co-Chairman James Copeland from Midwest Autoworx in Columbia, MO.
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Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
April 18: Chapters 18, 24, and 14 Meetings
April 19: Chapters 12 and 48 Meetings
April 20: Chapter 20 Meeting
April 25: Chapter 23 Meeting
April 26: Chapters 21, 48 and 99 Meetings
April 27: Chapter 26 Meeting
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In This Issue
ASCCA's Legislative Day Priority Bills
ASCCA's Legislative Day
CSBA Meeting
ASCCA's April Member of the Month
Remarkable Results Radio Podcast
Mudlick Mail Offer
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events


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