Notice of Public Teleconference and Agenda
BAR Advisory Group Meeting - October 21, 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Teleconference and Public Participation Information

This teleconference meeting is accessible to the public by WebEx and webcast at the links below. For information on how to join the teleconference and/or participate in public comment via WebEx, refer to the WebEx instructions.

WebEx - Observation and Public Comment
(Event Password: BAR10212021)

Webcast - Observation Only

Advisory Group Members

Louis J. Anapolsky, Knox, Lemmon & Anapolsky, LLP
Nikki Ayers, Independent Automotive Professionals Association
Christina Bauders, 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, BAR Executive Office

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

  5. Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention and Outreach – Terry O’Neil, BAR Engineering and Research Branch

  6. Complaint and Investigation Process (Case Study) – Rob Wright and Derek Bryant, BAR Field Operations and Enforcement Division

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

  8. License Processing Data – BAR Licensing Program (Handout Only)

  9. Public Comment on Items Not on the Agenda

  10. Next BAR Advisory Group Meeting – Thursday, January 27, 2022

  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.

This meeting provides the opportunity for the public to address each agenda item during discussion or consideration by the advisory group. 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. Members of the public are not required to submit their name or other information to attend the meeting.

Meeting materials are available on the BAR Advisory Group page.

For inquiries concerning this meeting or to request a disability-related accommodation or modification in order to participate in the meeting, contact Zach Richardson at (916) 403-8615 or Please submit your request at least five business days before the meeting to help ensure availability of the accommodation or modification.

Informational Items - Public Teleconference Workshops

Storage Fees for Automotive Repair Dealers Workshop
October 21, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (or until close of business)

On October 21, 2021, the Bureau will host a public workshop to discuss proposed regulations on storage fees for registered automotive repair dealers. The Bureau first presented on this topic at the October 2018 BAR Advisory Group meeting and has performed numerous presentations to both industry and insurance groups. The proposed regulations would bring together existing laws governing storage fees under one unified regulation for automotive repair dealers and clarify BAR's authority to address storage fee issues as a result of AB 471 (Low, Chapter 372, Statutes of 2021).

Auto Body and Windshield Repairs Workshop
October 21, 2021
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (or until close of business)

On October 21, 2021, the Bureau will host a public workshop to discuss proposed changes to its auto body and windshield repair regulations. The proposed regulations would modernize the language to address vehicle technology advancements and current vehicle repair requirements.