AGRR Magazine

NWRA Withdraws Support of NGA Model Legislation

The National Windshield Repair Association (NWRA) has announced that its board of directors has voted to withdraw its support of the National Glass Association's (NGA's) model licensing act. The act calls for the licensing of auto and architectural glaziers, including auto glass companies.

"The association's recent experience in Louisiana has led the board to conclude such blanket endorsement of model legislation may be misconstrued to mean endorsement of any legislation that may have originated through the NGA, even though that legislation may change significantly in the legislative process," said NWRA president Paul Syfko in a letter to the NGA "The NWRA board has changed its policy to evaluate legislation in its final form on a case-by-case basis in the future".

NWRA had been concerned because recent legislation in Louisiana was not in the best interests of repair shops NWRA had worked tirelessly for changes to the bill.

The National Windshield Repair Association is the only association in the world dedicated exclusively to the advancement of automotive glass repair (as opposed to replacement) in vehicles and buildings. Its members throughout the world promote repair as a safe, environmentally-sound, cost-efficient way to fix damaged glass.

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