Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:17

CAWA Takes Neutral Position on California Telematics Legislation, SB 994

At the California, Nevada, and Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association (CAWA) Public Affairs Committee meeting in early April 2014, CAWA officially took a neutral position on Senate Bill (SB) 994 by Senator Bill Monning.

Sponsored by AAA, SB 994 seeks to create the “Consumer Car Information and Choice Act” by requiring manufacturers that generate or collect vehicle information through telematics technology to make disclosures to the owner about that information, provide the owner with access to the information for transmission to a third party, and prohibit a manufacturer from limiting or restricting the owner from accessing their vehicle information. 

Like the Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAIA), CAWA remains neutral on the legislation because of unresolved concerns.

“CAWA commits to continuing to engage in constructive dialogue with AAA to strengthen the bill and add the aftermarket perspective, but have decided to watch the bill’s progress through the legislative process and not take a formal position at this time,” stated Rodney K. Pierini, CAWA president and CEO.  

SB 994 was scheduled to be heard on April 22, 2014, by the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee.

For more information, email legislative advocate Gary Conover or call him at 1-916-233-9655.

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