BAR Advisory Group Meeting - April 27, 2023

Thursday, April 27, 2023
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 1 Hearing Room
1625 North Market Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834

Webex - Observation and Public Comment
Webex (Password: BAR04272023 / Instructions)

Webcast - Observation Only

Advisory Group Members

Louis J. Anapolsky, Knox, Lemmon & Anapolsky, LLP
Nikki Ayers, California Automotive Business Coalition
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, American Automobile Association - 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. Legislation and Regulations Update - Holly O’Connor and Kayla Shelton, BAR Executive Office

3. Licensing Customer Service Update - Darren Dumas, BAR Licensing Program

4. Translating BAR Licensure Examinations - Heidi Lincer, DCA Office of Professional Examination Services

5. Citation Review Conference Overview - Mathew Gibson, BAR Executive Office

6. Replacement Tire Efficiency Regulations - Sebastian Serrato, California Energy Commission

7. Clean Truck Check - Greg Coburn, California Air Resources Board

8. Auto Shop Locator Update - Clay Leek, BAR Executive Office

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, July 20, 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 to participate in the meeting, contact Zach Richardson at (916) 403-8615 or Please submit your request at least five (5) business days before the meeting to help ensure availability of the requested accommodation.

Informational Item - Public Workshop

Vehicle Safety Systems Inspection Program
Thursday, April 27, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (or until close of business)

Following the meeting, the Bureau of Automotive Repair will host a third public workshop to discuss regulation development for the proposed vehicle safety systems inspection and certification program. The first workshop was held on April 20, 2022, and the second was held on July 21, 2022.

AB 471 (Low, Chapter 372, Statutes of 2021) requires BAR to establish, by January 1, 2024, a vehicle safety systems 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 and certification programs. This workshop will provide drafts of the proposed regulations and vehicle safety systems inspection manual for continued discussion on the Bureau’s implementation strategy and regulation development process.