ASA opposes West Virginia SB 544 that would eliminate OE requirement on newer vehicles and change notification language.
West Virginia Senate Bill (SB) 544, introduced by state Sen. Mark Maynard, R-6, would eliminate the requirement for consumer written consent when using aftermarket parts in a vehicle that is still under the manufacturer’s warranty. According to ASA, “The legislation would modify West Virginia’s current law requiring consent from the vehicle owner to mere notification.”
The proposal would strike language requiring OEM parts in §46A-6B-3 of the Code of West Virginia and replace it.
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