BAR Advisory Group Meeting - April 22, 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NOTE: As with the provisions of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20, dated March 17, 2020, neither a public location nor teleconference locations are provided.

Teleconference and Public Participation Information

WebEx - Observation and Public Comment

Members of the public may observe the meeting and provide public comment using WebEx at:

Members of the public may but are not obligated to provide their names or personal information as a condition of observing or participating in the meeting. When joining the WebEx platform, participants may be asked for their name and email address. Participants who choose not to provide their names will need to provide a unique identifier such as their initials or another alternative, so that the meeting moderator can identify individuals who wish to make public comment; participants who choose not to provide their email address may utilize a fictitious email address in the following sample format:

Additional Information: WebEx instructions

Webcast - Observation Only

Members of the public may observe the meeting by webcast at:

Advisory Group Members

Louis J. Anapolsky, Knox, Lemmon & Anapolsky, LLP
Nikki Ayers, Independent Automotive Professionals Association
Kristy Babb, Automotive Oil Change Association
Gary Conover, California Automotive Wholesalers' Association
Jeff Cox, Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association/Motorist Assurance Program
Johan Gallo, California Automotive Business Coalition
Vince Gregory, AAA Northern California
George Hritz, California Automotive Teachers
David Kusa, Automotive Service Councils of California
Brian Maas, California New Car Dealers Association
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


  1. Welcome and Introductions – Patrick Dorais, BAR Chief

  2. DCA News and Updates – Executive Office, Department of Consumer Affairs

  3. Legislation and Regulations Update – Holly O’Connor/Lucy Sarkisyan, BAR Executive Office

  4. Zero Emission Vehicle Market Development Strategy Presentation – Tyson Eckerle, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

  5. California Vehicle Inspection System (Cal-VIS) Accomplishments and Forecast – Paul Hedglin, BAR Engineering and Research Branch

  6. Enforcement/Licensing Modernization (ELM) Update – Clay Leek, BAR Executive Office

  7. “Cash-in-the-Can” Outreach Program Presentation – Jennifer Zins, Car Care Council

  8. Enforcement Statistics Update – BAR Enforcement Operations Branch (Handout Only)

  9. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda

  10. Next BAR Advisory Group Meeting – Thursday, July 15, 2021

  11. Adjournment

Important Notices to the Public

Discussion may be taken on any item on the agenda. The time and order of agenda items are subject to change at the discretion of the Bureau Chief. As provided in Government Code section 11125.7, this meeting provides the opportunity for the public to address each agenda item during discussion or consideration by the Bureau. Members of the public will be provided appropriate opportunities to comment on any issues before the advisory group, but the chief may, at his or her discretion, apportion available time among those who wish to speak. If public comment is not specifically requested, members of the public should feel free to request an opportunity to comment.

Any inquiries about this meeting should be sent to Zachary Richardson at (916) 403-8615 or by emailing

Informational Item - Public Teleconference Workshop

Citation Program for Automotive Repair Dealers
April 22, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (or until close of business)

Following the meeting, the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) will host a public workshop to discuss the proposed extension of BAR’s citation program to Automotive Repair Act violations by registered automotive repair dealers. The program currently authorizes citations for unlicensed automotive repair activity. A similar citation program also exists for licensed Smog Check stations and technicians for violations of the Health and Safety Code.