BAR Advisory Group Meeting - January 26, 2023

Thursday, January 26, 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: BAR01262023 / 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, 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 and Kayla Shelton, BAR Executive Office

4. Unlicensed Activity Enforcement - Patrick Lutfi, BAR Enforcement Operations Branch

5. 2023 Sunset Review - Patrick Dorais, BAR Chief

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

7. Complaint Mediation Case Study - Michael Colozzi and Jeffrey Locke, BAR Field Operations and Enforcement Division

8. Enforcement/Licensing Modernization (ELM) 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, April 27, 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

Automotive Repair Transaction Requirements
Thursday, January 26, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (or until close of business)

The Bureau of Automotive Repair will host a public workshop to discuss estimate, authorization, invoice, and records retention requirements. The workshop will consist of a Bureau presentation regarding the statutory and regulatory requirements of these processes, followed by an open discussion with automotive repair industry representatives, providers of ‘point of sale’ systems used in automotive repair transactions, and other interested parties.

This workshop is a follow up to a presentation on Electronic Transactions Observations provided at the BAR Advisory Group meeting on October 20, 2022.