Two pieces of news provide a flicker of hope amid the doom and gloom.
INDIANAPOLIS, June 5 -- The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies issued the following news release:
The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies provided testimony http://www.namic.org/pdf/14memberadvisory/140605_RIautoBodyRpr.pdf to the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing S. 2834 that would create a dual licensing classification system for auto collision repair shops.
"The legislation is totally unnecessary," said John Murphy, NAMIC's state affairs director for the Northeast. "If the auto body repair industry wants to create a classification system, it can do so without involving the Legislature in its marketing strategies."
According to Murphy, the Legislature has appropriately identified the minimum standards that all auto collision repair shops should meet in order to protect consumers and shop workers. "Any bells and whistles beyond that should be left up to individual shops," he said.
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