Rep. Kelly Testifies before House Committee on Energy and Commerce Regarding Burdensome Regulations Targeting Automobile Dealers

Jun 6, 2012 Issues: Energy
Rep. Kelly Testifies before House Committee on Energy and Commerce Regarding Burdensome Regulations Targeting Automobile Dealers

 

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Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) recently testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade regarding H.R. 5859, a bill to repeal an obsolete provision requiring motor vehicle insurance cost reporting. H.R. 5859 would repeal a subsection of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulation stating that, “each automobile dealer shall make available to prospective purchasers, without charge, [the booklet] at each location where he or she offers new vehicles for sale.”  The Obama Administration has said that the data in the booklet is “rarely used and not useful” and that “a prospective buyer does not need a brochure from the Federal government to obtain this information, since insurance agents are trained to provide advice on how model selection affects insurance premiums.” 

Prior to his service in Congress, Rep. Kelly was the owner/operator of Mike Kelly Automotive, which his father, a former GM parts picker, started in 1953 out of a one-car showroom.