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New Jersey committee passes its version of Right to Repair Act

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The Coalition for Auto Repair Equality (CARE) reports the New Jersey Assembly's Consumer Affairs Committee yesterday (Oct. 19) unanimously passed the New Jersey version of the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, A-93.

Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, sponsor of A-931 and a member of the Consumer Affairs Committee (D-Trenton), said, "A-931 takes great strides in promoting fairness and equality in the marketplace for both service providers and consumers.

"This bill is pro-small business and creates competition in the auto repair industry which will give car owners greater options in choosing who can work on their vehicles."

Among those supporting passage for A-931 are: Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP-NJ); Service Station Dealers of America, the Tire Industry Association (TIA), American Automobile Association, Consumer Electronics Association, NFIB, Keystone Automotive, and others.

There are over seven thousand independent repair shops throughout New Jersey. The next stop for A-931 is a second reading on the assembly floor. A date has not yet been scheduled.

CARE represents companies throughout New Jersey, among them: NAPA, Midas, CARQUEST, AutoZone, Advance Auto and Jiffy Lube.

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