HB 3804, a bill written for collision repairers to ensure a more safe repair for the consumer did not get to the final committee in Austin. This bill sponsored by Rep. Travis Clardy, R-Nacogdoches was moving through the legislative process and ran out of time for a vote.  We will never know if our efforts would have passed this bill.  Larry Cernosek, legislative board member of the Houston Auto Body Association and Burl Richards, President of the Auto Body Association of Texas worked hard with Representative Clardy to make this happen. We learned a lot this 2017 legislative session and we have a lot of work to do before the next.

The legislative process is something that will always be on the Auto Body Association of Texas agenda. We will actively address the issues that collision repairers are facing in today’s market. We have found that most Texas legislators are trying to do the right thing.  We need to give them the tools to understand our complex industry.

AN OUTLINE FOR TEXAS COLLISION REPAIRERS TO CREATE LEGISLATIVE SUCCESS

  • Texas Legislator Online
    • Find Out Who Your State Representative Is
    • Introduce Yourself
      • Contribute to the campaign
      • Offer to hold a fund raiser at your shop
      • Offer to help with the campaign
      • Put signs up in your yard – employees , if they agree
    • Ask For A Meeting To Review This Industry
      • Give Them A Shop Tour
        • Discuss Insurer Relations, New Technology, Consumer Safety
  • When Legislation is Agreed Upon and Bill Written
    • ABAT Will Furnish You a ‘One Pager’ Description Of The Bill
    • ABAT Will Furnish Committee Information 
      • Find Out If Your Representative Is On The Committee
        • Contact Representative in Support Of The Bill
        • ABAT Will Give You Word Track
      • Contact Your Representative Even If They Are Not On the Committee
        • Ask For Their Support
      • REPEAT THIS PROCESS  – ASK YOUR EMPLOYEES – FRIENDS

If you would like to discuss or have questions?

Please Contact Janet Chaney   Cellular : 480-720-2565

email: Jchaney.cavecreek@gmail.com                                       

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