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New Jersey Governor Signs Unsafe Used Tire Law

A new law in New Jersey forbids the sale of unsafe used tires. The legislation, signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Aug. 7, 2017, was supported by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), Tire Industry Association and the New Jersey Gas Station-C-Store Automotive Association.  

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Texas Governor Vetoes Used Tire Bill

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has vetoed a bill that would prohibit the sale of unsafe used tires. "Texas does not need to impose new criminal penalties on people who put tires on cars.

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Auto Care Association Warns of Anti-Competitive Impact of Bill

The Auto Care Association has sent a letter to a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee, warning lawmakers that language in a draft vehicle cybersecurity bill could "have severe anti-competitive impacts on our industry and car owners who depend on independent repair shops for about 80% of post-warranty repairs."

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Colorado stalls winter tire legislation

Disagreements over Colorado’s proposed winter tire bill have stalled the legislation altogether, and the state Senate has called for officials to study the issue for another year.

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Colorado's winter tire bill remains weak

Colorado’s Senate Transportation Committee has approved a tire bill intended to keep traffic moving on the state’s primary route to ski communities in the Rocky Mountains during the snowy season.

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Winter tire bill lacks bite

Lawmakers in Colorado are considering tire legislation to improve traffic on Interstate 70 through the Rocky Mountains during the winter, but the proposed law wouldn't require winter tires.

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RMA says yes to mandatory tire registration. TIA says no

How to effectively register tires has been an issue that has placed the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and the Tire Industry Association (TIA) at odds on more than one occasion since the late 1970s. It was then that the National Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association (NTDRA), predecessor to today’s TIA, was able to convert mandatory tire registration to a voluntary system.

Kauffman Tire Inc. based in Atlanta, Ga., promotes its expertise with tire pressure monitoring systems with signs in dealership showrooms.
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California TPMS legislation heads to governor’s desk

California legislature passed Assembly Bill 1665 that “requires all tire dealers to be capable of diagnosing and servicing tire pressure monitoring systems,” according to a press release sent out by California State Assembly Member Brian Jones and Senator Ted Lieu.

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