AASPI contracts with one of the most recognized and well respected lobby firms (Cook-Witter, Inc) in Springfield to represent our interests to the Illinois General Assembly. In each two-year cycle the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate look at nearly 10,000 pieces of legislation. Monitoring this legislation to insure bills unfavorable to the automotive repair industry do not get passed, is in of itself a full-time job but in addition to that AASPI’s legislative agenda includes passing legislation that improves the wellbeing of the industry.
Please follow the directions below to file an electronic witness slip on any legislation that IACS is calling for member action.
- Go to: http://www.ilga.gov/
- Click on the red GA Dashboard
- Click on House or Senate; Committee Hearing; Week.
- Complete the witness slip.
Current Bills of Interest to AASPI:
SB2953 Amendment #1 (AASPI’s Bill) Sponsored by Thomas Cullerton9 (D-Villa Park) This bill is on 2nd Reading in the Illinois Senate. AASPI’s lobby team is working, at the request of Senator Cullerton, to find a compromise whereby the opponents of this bill (LKQ Corp., Illinois Retail Merchants Association, Illinois Manufacturers Association and the state insurance association) and the collision repair industry can agree on language that ultimately protect the consumer.
HB4926 (AASPI’s Bill) Sponsored by Representative Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) Status – Rules Committee
HB4561 Sponsored by Representative Linda Chapa LaVia (D-Aurora) Status – Rules Committee
HB4750 Sponsored by Representative Michael Zalewski (D-Riverside) Status – Rules Committee
HB4729 Sponsored by Representative Jamie Andrade (D-Chicago) Status – Rules Committee