BAR Advisory Group Meeting - January 25, 2024

This meeting will be held both in-person and via a teleconference platform in accordance with Government Code section 11123.5. The meeting will also be available by live webcast.

Thursday, January 25, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (or until close of business)

In-Person Meeting Location
Department of Consumer Affairs, HQ 1 Hearing Room
1625 North Market Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834

Teleconference and Webcast
Participate remotely by Webex (Password: BAR125)
Watch live webcast

BAG Member Organizations and Representatives
Notices to the Public
Meeting Materials


1. Welcome and Introductions - Patrick Dorais, BAR Chief

2. Legislation and Regulations Update - Holly O’Connor and Kayla Shelton, BAR Executive Office

3. ARD Registration Renewal Requirements - Mathew Gibson, BAR Executive Office

4. Vehicle Safety Systems Inspection Program Roll-Out - Mathew Gibson, BAR Executive Office

5. Standards Development for Electric Vehicle Fluids and Coolants - Allan Morrison, AMT Consulting

6. 15 Minute Break

7. Future Testing of Pre-OBD II Vehicles - Clay Leek, BAR Executive Office

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

9. Complaint Case Study - Bill Thomas, BAR Executive Office

10. Enforcement Statistics - BAR Enforcement Operations Branch (Handout Only)

11. Licensing Statistics - BAR Licensing Program (Handout Only)

12. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda

13. Next BAR Advisory Group Meeting - Thursday, April 25, 2024

14. Adjournment

BAG Member Organizations and Representatives

Members attending the meeting remotely are indicated by an asterisk.

American Automobile Association - Northern California - Bryan Pearson
Automobile Club of Southern California - Megan McKernan
Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association/Motorist Assurance Program - Jeff Cox
Automotive Service Councils of California - David Kusa
California Auto Body Association - Jack Molodanof
California Automotive Business Coalition - Bud Rice, Nikki Ayers
California Automotive Teachers * - Andrew McGee, Ruben Parra
California Automotive Wholesalers' Association - Gary Conover
California New Car Dealers Association - Brian Maas
Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair - David Robinette
Knox, Lemmon & Anapolsky, LLP - Louis J. Anapolsky
Personal Insurance Federation of California * - Seren Taylor
Preventative Automotive Maintenance Association * - Matthew Webb
Universal Technical Institute - Tess Dubois-Carey

Notices to the Public

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.

The BAR Advisory Group is established by the Bureau of Automotive Repair pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 9880.4.