Recyclers Help Halt Tennessee Bill
Tennessee auto recyclers helped halt a proposed bill that would have allowed unlicensed buyers to purchase salvage vehicles in the state. Recyclers from Tennessee Auto Salvage, Inc., in Greenbrier, Express Auto Recyclers, LLC in La Vergne, Raceway Auto & Truck Parts, LLC in Savannah, and Knox Auto Parts in Knoxville, along with representatives from LKQ and ARA, helped get Tennessee House Bill 443 deferred until 2016.
The original bill would have allowed any buyer to purchase vehicles at a salvage pool. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) also opposed the bill. It stated opening up pools to unlicensed buyers could drive up the costs of auto repair as parts become more limited. And, those vehicles, which should be processed for parts, could be used for resale or criminal activity.
The ASA sent letters to the chairman of the Tennessee House Committee on Transportation as well as the other committee members, voicing concern regarding House Bill 443.