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Registration for the 2014 Off-the-Road Tire Conference already has set a record -- and it doesn't start until Feb. 19! The four-day conference, sponsored by the Tire Industry Association (TIA), will be held at the Marco Island Marriott Resort & Golf Club in Naples, Fla.


Unsafe used tire bill passes Texas Senate

The Texas Senate passed SB 459 yesterday with a 29-1 vote. One senator, Sen. Glenn Hegar (R-Katy) was absent and did not vote on the bill to prohibit the sale of unsafe used tires.


Used tire bills progress in Florida and Texas

Following the Florida Senate Agriculture Committee’s passage of SB 1588, a bill to prohibit the sale of unsafe used tires, legislators in Texas will meet next week to move on similar legislation there, SB 459.


30 people weigh in on proposed used tire ban

Should used tires be banned? That is the ultimate question. For now, the issue of "unsafe" used tires is at the forefront of legislation in Texas. And the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) is in the middle of it.


RMA supports ban of 'unsafe' used tires

A Texas Senate committee is considering a bill that prohibits the sale of unsafe used tires "that are readily available and pose a significant risk to motorists."


If TIA is the puppet master, is NHTSA the puppet?

We haven't heard a lot about the tire aging issue lately. The Tire Industry Association (TIA) worked with the Chesapeake Automotive Business Association on preventing legislation in Maryland last year, but that's about it.


Massachusetts passes 'Right to Repair' bill

The "right to repair" legislation in Massachusetts is almost a right. The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act (H.R. 4362) was passed by the state legislature on July 31.

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