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AAA URGES CONGRESS TO PASS AUTO THEFT BILL BEFORE ADJOURNING

 AAA URGES CONGRESS TO PASS AUTO THEFT BILL BEFORE ADJOURNING
 WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Automobile Association today called on the U.S. Senate to pass H.R. 4542, the House-passed bill to combat auto theft, before it adjourns the 102nd session.
 In telegrams to Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell, D-Maine, and Senate Republican Leader Robert Dole, R-Kansas, AAA urged them not to let Congress go home without acting on this important legislation.
 "The American car-buying public, including AAA's 33 million members, want action on auto theft, especially stiff criminal penalties for carjacking," wrote Darryl L. Wyland, senior vice president, AAA Public and Government Relations.
 Referring to H.R. 4542, Wyland said, "AAA clubs throughout the nation have registered their strong support for this comprehensive approach to fighting auto theft."
 In addition to the tough carjacking penalties, the bill creates a system for checking car titles to deter fraud, expands vehicle identification number marking of parts to fight chop shop operations, and sets out stronger export controls.
 Auto theft costs Americans billions of dollars annually in property losses, law enforcement costs, higher insurance premiums and lost time from work, according to AAA.
 If the Senate passes H.R. 4542, it then goes to the president.
 AAA is a not-for-profit federation of 145 motor clubs with more than 1,000 offices providing its members in the U.S. and Canada with travel, insurance, financial and auto-related services.
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 /CONTACT: Dick Hebert, 202-554-6070 or Jerry Cheske, 407-444-8000 both of the American Automobile Association/ CO: American Automobile Association ST: Washington IN: SU:


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