BAR Advisory Group Meeting - July 21, 2022

Thursday, July 21, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (or until close of business)
In-Person and Teleconference

Public Participation Information

In-Person Meeting Location
Department of Consumer Affairs, HQ 2
Hearing Room 186
1747 North Market Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834

Webex - Observation and Public Comment
Webex (Password: BAR07212022 / Instructions)

Webcast - Observation Only

Advisory Group Members

Louis J. Anapolsky, Knox, Lemmon & Anapolsky, LLP
Nikki Ayers, Independent Automotive Professionals Association
Christina Bauders, Automotive Oil Change Association
Gary Conover, California Automotive Wholesalers' Association
Jeff Cox, Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association/Motorist Assurance Program
Johan Gallo, California Automotive Business Coalition
Vince Gregory, AAA Northern California
David Kusa, Automotive Service Councils of California
Brian Maas, California New Car Dealers Association

Andrew McGee, California Automotive Teachers
Megan McKernan, Automobile Club of Southern California
Jack Molodanof, California Auto Body Association

David Robinette, Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair
Seren Taylor, Personal Insurance Federation of California


  1. Welcome and Introductions – Patrick Dorais, BAR Chief

  2. DCA News and Updates – Department of Consumer Affairs Executive Office

  3. Legislation and Regulations Update – Holly O’Connor, BAR Executive Office

  4. Storage Fee Referrals – Chad Malonson, BAR Enforcement Operations Branch

  5. Enforcement/Licensing Modernization (ELM) Update – Clay Leek, BAR Executive Office

  6. BAR-OIS Computer Security Update – Clay Leek, BAR Executive Office

  7. STAR Program Changes – Mathew Gibson, BAR Executive Office

  8. 2022 Smog Check Performance Report – Mark Carlock, BAR Engineering and Research Branch

  9. Enforcement Statistics – BAR Enforcement Operations Branch (Handout Only)

  10. Licensing Statistics – BAR Licensing Program (Handout Only)

  11. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda

  12. Next BAR Advisory Group Meeting – Thursday, October 20, 2022

  13. Adjournment

Notices to the Public

Meeting materials are available on the BAR Advisory Group page.

For questions about this meeting or to request a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the meeting, contact Zach Richardson at (916) 403-8615 or Requests should be submitted at least five business days before the meeting to help ensure availability of the accommodation.

Informational Item - Public Workshop

Vehicle Safety Inspection
July 21, 2022
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (or until close of business)

The Bureau of Automotive Repair will host a second public workshop to discuss regulation development for the proposed vehicle safety inspection and certification program. The first workshop was held on April 20, 2022.

AB 471 (Low, Chapter 372, Statutes of 2021) requires BAR to establish by January 1, 2024, a vehicle safety inspection and certification program for salvage-titled vehicles. At a minimum, the new program will combine and ultimately replace the Bureau’s current lamp and brake inspection programs. This workshop will provide drafts of the proposed regulations and vehicle safety inspection manual for continued discussion on the Bureau’s implementation strategy and regulation development process.