BAR Advisory Group Meeting - October 20, 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 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: BAR10202022 / Instructions)

Webcast - Observation Only

Advisory Group Members

Louis J. Anapolsky, Knox, Lemmon & Anapolsky, LLP
Nikki Ayers, Independent Automotive Professionals Association
Gary Conover, California Automotive Wholesalers' Association
Jeff Cox, Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association/Motorist Assurance Program
Johan Gallo, California Automotive Business Coalition
David Kusa, Automotive Service Councils of California
Brian Maas, California New Car Dealers Association
Jason Mangels, AAA Northern California
Andrew McGee, California Automotive Teachers
Megan McKernan, Automobile Club of Southern California
Jack Molodanof, California Auto Body Association
Ruben Parra, California Automotive Teachers
David Robinette, Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair
Seren Taylor, Personal Insurance Federation of California
Matthew Webb, Automotive Oil Change Association


  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. Electronic Transactions Observations – Rob Wright, BAR Field Operations and Enforcement Division

  5. AB 471 Update – Mathew Gibson, BAR Executive Office

  6. Complaint Investigation Case Study – Cameron Loessberg and Daniel Sassaman, BAR Field Operations and Enforcement Division

  7. California Vehicle Inspection System (Cal-VIS) Update – Paul Hedglin, BAR Engineering and Research Branch

  8. Diesel Readiness Implementation – Garrett Torgerson, 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, January 26, 2023

  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 Providing your request at least five (5) business days before the meeting will help to ensure availability of the requested accommodation.