ASCCA What You Need To Know March 14, 2017
State Legislative Bill Report - March 13
Below is the updated Bill Report dated March 13, 2017 from Jack Molodanof.
Read the bill report.
Joint Letter RE: Proposed Labor Code Section 238.6 - Revocation of License
Dear Assemblymember Cooper:
On behalf of the above respective organizations, we are writing to express concerns and opposition to the proposed addition of Labor Code Section 238.6. The proposal would allow the Labor Commissioner through the Bureau of Automotive Repair to revoke or suspend an Automotive Repair Dealer's license for failure to pay a wage order judgment due an employee.
Read the complete letter.
BAR Deputy Chief Appointment
A message from Patrick Dorais, Chief, Bureau of Automotive Repair.
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Clay Leek as the Bureau's new Deputy Chief of the Smog Check, Engineering, and Information Services Division. Clay currently manages BAR's Technology Services Branch and serves as Project Manager over the Smog Check Program's Vehicle Inspection System Transition (Cal-VISTA) Project.
Clay has more than 15 years of management experience and has led a variety of high-profile State projects as a private consultant working for Insight Technologies. In addition, Clay has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems and a Certificate in Information Technology Management.
Please join me in congratulating Clay Leek in his new Executive Office assignment.
Automotive Aftermarket Industry 2017 Legislative Fly-In
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.
Click here to read more and register
ASCCA's March Member of the Month - Rocky Khamenian 
The ASCCA Membership Committee is proud to announce that it has selected Rocky Khamenian of Bimmer & Benz Specialists as the ASCCA Member of the Month for March 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 - Oscar Manzo
Enjoy a special episode with Oscar Manzo, the winner of the 2016 Counter Professional of the Year. This is my first interview with a Counter Professional of the Year honoree.  Babcox Media has recognized an outstanding counter professional for the last thirty-one years.
ASCCA recently announced its newest corporate sponsorship with Shop-Ware Inc., an innovative company that delivers cutting-edge shop management software. The shop management software promotes business wellness and maximizes productivity by casting traditional best practices in paperless, cloud-based applications. Founder Carolyn Coquillette, an ASCCA member and owner of Luscious Garage in San Francisco, is assisted by Chip Keen, former owner of Hansville Repair and founder/developer of Garage Operator.
Check out their shop management software that meets cutting-edge web technology by visiting As a member benefit, all ASCCA members would receive their PRO plan at the SMS price for the first 6 months, saving you $900! Don't let this special offer pass you by.
New ASCCA Member Benefit - HR 360
HR 360 is free to any member who wishes to use it.  The program is offered via CoreMark, our ASCCA endorsed health benefits provider. 
In order to access this free benefit, ASCCA members need to contact Mat Nabity directly:
Mat Nabity
Click here to view the flyer with more information.
Office Depot Deals Available Exclusively to ASCCA Members
ASCCA has worked with Office Depot to secure pricing so good that it rivals Fortune 500 pricing on each and every item that you purchase. If you haven't already, contact  Bill Lewis , the ASCCA's Business Account Manager:
855.337.6811 x 16116
Upcoming ASCCA Chapter Events
March 14: Chapter  16  Meeting
March 15: Chapter 48 Meeting
March 16: Chapter 28 Meeting
March 18: Chapter 5 Seminar
Member Discount Alert! ASCCA Partners with Educational Seminars Institute (ESi) in 2017 for Discounted Courses

Seminar courses are normally $149.95. ASCCA members pay only $95 per attendee -- a savings of almost $55 per class! Service writer courses are normally $1,500. ASCCA members pay only $950 per attendee!


Click here to take advantage of this offer


iATN Discounts Available to ASCCA Members

The International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN) is the world's first and largest online network of automotive service industry professionals. Since 1995, iATN has been providing outstanding service industry resources to members worldwide. ASCCA members can enjoy a $9-per-month discount off of the regular price of iATN Business+ premium membership, at $45-per-month.  This membership provides your shop with up to 5 premium access accounts.

Link to iATN's website


ASCCA Member Resources
Are you taking full advantage of your membership in the ASCCA? Check out our Member Resources page to see the many benefits of being a member.
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In This Issue
Bill Report
Joint Letter
BAR Deputy Chief Appointment
ASCCA's Legislative Fly-In
Member of the Month
Remarkable Results Radio Podcast


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