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COLUMBUS– State Senator Joe Uecker (R–Miami Township) today introduced legislation requiring mechanical repair facilities to register with the Motor Vehicle Repair Board.
 
There are thousands of mechanical repair facilities across Ohio. These facilities perform repairs that greatly impact every Ohioans’ ability to safely transport themselves and their families. However, currently, there is little oversight to ensure that mechanical repair shops are properly complying with Ohio’s laws and regulations. 
 
Placing these facilities under the board’s watch will allow the state to monitor compliance with Ohio laws. The board would be responsible for alerting registered business owners to changes in industry standards and give consumers the ability to identify service centers that are registered with the board.
 
Some automotive repair shops cut costs by avoiding taxes, not paying workers’ compensation premiums and refusing to adhere to other requirements, giving them an unfair competitive advantage over those facilities that adhere to all existing regulations. Senate Bill 37 will help improve fair competition by ensuring that all mechanical automotive service facilities are operating under the same standards.
 
“I have received feedback from many business owners and consumers who want to see standards brought to an industry that impacts all Ohioans,” said Uecker. “I want facilities to see the Motor Vehicle Repair Board as a valuable resource in understanding their industry and as a way to offer transparency to their customers.”
 
Senate Bill 37 will now be referred to a committee for further consideration.

 
 
 
  
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