Legislative and Regulations Update


Assembly Bill 471 (Low, Chapter 372) was signed into law by the Governor on September 28, 2021. This bill requires automotive repair dealer (ARD) registration application forms to include educational certifications of applicants. The bill also authorizes the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to establish through regulation an informal review process for BAR-issued citations to ARDs and would provide a remedial training option for certain BAR-issued citations to ARDs. Further, the bill requires BAR to develop regulations to establish a new vehicle safety systems inspection and certification program.

Current bill information is available on the California Legislative Information website.


For information on BAR regulatory actions, or to learn more about future opportunities for public participation, visit the Regulatory Actions page at www.bar.ca.gov. Join our email list to receive notifications and updates on BAR regulations in your inbox.

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