BAR Advisory Group Meeting - July 18, 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, July 18, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (or until close of business)

In-Person Location (please note location)
Department of Consumer Affairs, Evergreen Hearing Room
2005 Evergreen Street
Sacramento, CA 95815

Teleconference and Webcast
Participate remotely by Webex (password: BAR718)
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 Helsing and Kayla Shelton, BAR Executive Office

3. Automotive Service Councils Education Foundation – David Kusa, Automotive Service Councils of California

4. Vehicle Safety Systems Inspection Program Update – Mathew Gibson, BAR Executive Office

5. 15 Minute Break

6. 2024 Smog Check Reports - Jonathan Gee, BAR Engineering and Research Branch

7. California Vehicle Inspection System (Cal-VIS) Update - Clay Leek, BAR Executive Office

8. Complaint Case Study - Bill Thomas, 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, October 17, 2024

13. Adjournment

BAG Member Organizations and Representatives

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
California Automotive Wholesalers' Association - Ryan Pierini
California New Car Dealers Association - Anthony Bento
Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair - Jeff Peevy
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.

Informational Item - Regulatory Workshop

Storage and Towing Fees for Automotive Repair Dealers
Thursday, July 18, 2024
2:000 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (or until close of business)

Following the meeting, BAR will host a second public workshop to discuss proposed regulations on storage and towing fees charged by automotive repair dealers. The proposed regulations would bring together and clarify existing statutes governing storage and towing fees as authorized by AB 1263 (Berman, Chapter 681, Statutes of 2023).