Repair Roundup May/June 2018

Learning about Legislation

By Troy Mason

New legislation that could affect the windshield repair industry is popping up constantly around the country. It is nearly impossible to keep up with it all as it swirls around the 50 states’ capitol buildings. But the National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) is here to help.

The NWRA recently launched a new program through which it sends alerts to members about legislation as it arises and as it changes and moves through the legislative process.

Straight to Your Inbox

Members receive the alerts in their inboxes several times a week detailing the legislation and what it entails. When a bill moves forward, passes the State House or Senate or heads toward the governor, another alert goes out, in an effort to keep our members constantly informed.

The proposed legislation relates to a variety of topics, from vehicle service warranties to windshield inspections to steering to insurance payments. Some of it stalls before it leaves the committee in which it’s introduced, while other legislation makes it all the way into the law books.

Our goal is to make sure our members are aware of it every step of the way.

So, why are we doing this? Do we simply want to fi ll our members’ inboxes with email? No, of course not. Our hope is that if our members are aware of the legislation arising in their states, they can assess how it will affect their businesses. Likewise, we hope our members will let us know when legislation seems like it might have an impact on them, so that we can respond in turn as necessary.

Together, we believe our members can make a difference, and we want to make sure our members are informed.

We urge our members to contact us at info@nwrassn.org when they see the alerts if they see legislation that they believe could have an impact on their business or the windshield repair industry at large. We want to help, but need input from our members in order to do so.

So far, we have seen legislation arising across the United States in Florida, Colorado, New York, Oklahoma, Louisiana and more. New legislation pops up almost weekly and it moves at a fast pace.

Help Us Help You

We are excited about this new program and how it can help members, but we want to hear from you. What else can we provide to you to help you respond to legislation popping up in your state capitol? What legislation do you expect to have the biggest impact?

Please email us at info@nwrassn.org with your thoughts. And please watch your email for our legislative alerts, and let us know when you see legislation that you expect to have an impact on your business.

We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate the opportunity to serve the  windshield repair industry every day.

Troy Mason is president of the National Windshield Repair Association as well as CEO of Techna Glass Inc. in South Jordan, Utah.

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