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Feb 27, 2014, 06:00 ET

Maryland Legislature Considers Legislation That Could Harm Lower Income Motorists, States Care

"The Maryland House Economic Matters Committee and the Maryland Senate Finance Committee are considering two, very similar bills that have the...

Nov 07, 2012, 18:30 ET

Massachusetts Voters Deliver Overwhelming 'First-In-Nation' Historic Shot By Passing Pro-Consumer Right To Repair Ballot Question

 "Massachusetts voters have once again fired the first shot in the nation to pass the pro-consumer/pro-small business Right to Repair Act,"...

Aug 01, 2012, 11:32 ET

Massachusetts Motoring Consumers & Automotive Aftermarket Make History As First State To Pass 'Right to Repair', During Olympic Week, Setting Gold Standard For Other States & Congress To Follow, States CARE

 "During this Olympic week, Massachusetts legislators made its Commonwealth the Gold Standard for other states and Congress to follow by...

Apr 10, 2012, 15:28 ET

Wisconsin Motoring Consumers & Aftermarket Now Have Ability to Purchase & Sell R-134a Refrigerant in Smaller Containers, Said CARE

"Until recently, Wisconsin was the last state to continue to ban the sale of the refrigerant 134a in containers that are less than 15 pounds,...

Oct 25, 2011, 15:11 ET

CARE Requests FTC to Strengthen "Magnuson-Moss Act" to Protect Motoring Consumers & to Disregard Car Companies' Misinformation Campaign Against Aftermarket Parts

Following decades of successful protection for motoring consumers who wish to purchase aftermarket parts rather than the identical, but more...

Jun 21, 2010, 09:10 ET

'Aftermarket Truth Squad' Refutes ASA and Car Companies' Claims Against Independent Repairers During New York 'Right to Repair' Hearing, States CARE

On June 9, 2010, at a hearing on the New York Right to Repair Act (SB 7302 and AB 6634), the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection heard testimony...

May 14, 2009, 16:34 ET

Canada's House of Parliament Puts Pedal to the Metal and Overwhelmingly Passes Canadian Right to Repair Act

Canadian Consumers Look Forward to Relief from High New Car Dealership Repair Costs, States CARE & AAIA Canada's House of Parliament boldly...

Apr 27, 2009, 16:07 ET

HR 2057, The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, Reintroduced in Congress

Sponsors Towns-Eshoo-Miller Put Motoring Consumers Back In The Driver's Seat, say CARE & AAIA The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair...

Nov 10, 2008, 17:54 ET

New Jersey Assembly Passes Right to Repair Act But Opponents Continue Disinformation Campaign, States CARE

October 27, 2008, the New Jersey Assembly approved The Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, A-803, by a more than two to one (2 to 1) margin....

Aug 01, 2008, 01:00 ET

Massachusetts Legislature Runs Out of Time on Right to Repair Act Vote, But Leaves Door Open for Passage, States CARE

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a favorable report out of the Massachusetts Consumer Protection and Professional...

Feb 25, 2008, 00:00 ET

NJ State Senate Helps Motoring Consumers & Small Business by Reintroducing the Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act, States CARE

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New Jersey state senate has once again joined forces with the state assembly to help...

Jan 10, 2008, 00:00 ET

New Jersey Assembly Dedicated to Motoring Consumers and Small Business Auto Repair Shops, Reintroduced 'Right to Repair Act'; Thanks to Assemblyman Reed Gusciora, States CARE

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Dedicated to the rights and well-being of New Jersey's motoring consumers and free-market...

Oct 29, 2007, 01:00 ET

Five Major Consumer Groups Endorse the National 'Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act,' States CARE

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Thanks to America's five major consumer organizations, which have dedicated their work to...

Jun 15, 2007, 01:00 ET

U.S. Rep. Edolphus Towns Again Answers the Call of Motoring Consumers & Reintroduces 'Right to Repair Act,' HR 2694, States CARE

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "New York Congressman Edolphus Towns (D) has again answered the call for help from the...

May 15, 2007, 01:00 ET

ASA Again Misleads its Membership & Media on Right to Repair Act, This Time in Florida/Bill to Return Next Session, States CARE

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Once again, the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has issued misleading statements...

Mar 20, 2007, 01:00 ET

Nevada State Senator Warren Hardy Introduces Pro-Consumer, Pro-Small Business Bill, 'Motor Vehicle Owners' Right To Repair Act,' States CARE

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "It's with great enthusiasm that motoring consumers and the automotive aftermarket applaud...

Mar 20, 2007, 01:00 ET

Florida State Senator Dave Aronberg Stands Up for Motoring Consumers & Seniors in Introduction of 'Motor Vehicle Owners' Right to Repair Act,' States CARE

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Florida motorists and the automotive independent repair industry thank State Senator Dave...

Jan 31, 2007, 00:00 ET

Oklahoma Introduces 'Right to Repair Act,' ASA Tries to Kill Pro-Consumer/Pro-Aftermarket Bill by Misrepresenting Legislation to Its Membership, States CARE

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "In its zeal to kill a pro-motoring consumer/pro-small business bill in Oklahoma, and to...

Oct 19, 2006, 01:00 ET

Slam Dunk for New Jersey's Motoring Consumers as Assembly's Consumer Affairs Committee Unanimously Votes for Right to Repair Act, States CARE

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- "Despite misleading and anti-consumer testimony from car company representatives, the New Jersey...

Jul 27, 2006, 01:00 ET

Louisiana Congressman Drops Cosponsorship of Pro-Consumer, Pro-Small Business Bill, States CARE

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Representative Rodney Alexander (R-Monroe, Quitman, Alexandria), a previous cosponsor of The Motor...

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