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Auto salvage bill dies in Ohio legislature.

The Ohio House of Representatives has adjourned without voting on Senate Bill 273, which would have enabled unlicensed and unregulated buyers to purchase vehicles from Ohio salvage auctions.

Opponents of the bill, including the Automotive Recyclers Association and the Ohio Auto and Truck Recyclers Association, rallied in Columbus, Ohio, in an effort to defeat the bill, which they claimed would endanger public safety by allowing vehicles to be recycled without the proper safety and environmental expertise.

"The real-life implications of this bill for all stakeholders are so far-reaching, Chairman Hottinger and leaders in the General Assembly demonstrated true statesmanship in recognizing that more time was needed to consider the many complex issues and participants involved in the processing of salvage vehicles," ARA CEO Michael Wilson said in a statement.

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Date:Dec 28, 2012
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