Bills lend hand to small businessBills designed to help small auto repair shop owners was introduce by state Rep. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, and Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar.
Bills designed to help small auto repair shop owners was introduce by state Rep. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, and Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar.
The bills would allow a repair shop to operate unregistered vehicles for purposes of service and testing.
“I was contacted by a constituent, who owns an automotive repair facility in my district,” Bewley said in a prepared statement. “On several occasions the repair shop has been asked to test drive a vehicle when the registration had expired. Like many other small repair shops, they faced a choice between breaking the law or turning away a customer. This bill is a simple, cost effective way to ensure a repair shop is able to operate within the law in the course of doing business.”
Jauch said he and Bewley worked closely with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on the companion bills.
“… we believe it offers a solution that makes sense for repair shop owners and local law enforcement,” Jauch said. “It’s a common sense approach to the issue and we look forward to working with our colleagues to pass the bill soon.”
Under the bill a motor vehicle held by a repair shop that is traveling to and from the facility while operated for repair, service or testing is exempt from registration.