BAR Advisory Group

The BAR Advisory Group (BAG) was established to increase the level of communication between BAR, the automotive repair and Smog Check industry, and stakeholders. The advisory group is an informal, voluntary membership group that meets regularly to provide input to the chief on BAR programs.

2021 BAG Meetings

Meeting Agenda and Materials Webcast
October 21, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Teleconference
Agenda

Legislation and Regulations Update

Enforcement/Licensing Modernization (ELM) Update

Catalytic Converter Theft Prevention and Outreach

Complaint and Investigation Process (Case Study)

Enforcement Statistics Update

License Processing Data: July-September 2021

Workshops:

Storage Fees for Automotive Repair Dealers Workshop Notice and Materials

Auto Body and Windshield Repairs Workshop Notice and Materials
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July 15, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Teleconference
Agenda

Legislation and Regulations Update

BAR-OIS Modified Software Implementation Update

Smog Check Equipment Security and Fraud Prevention Update

STAR Program Informal Hearing Process

2020 Smog Check Performance Reports

Citation Service and Appeal Process

Enforcement Statistics Update

License Processing Data: January-March 2021

License Processing Data: April-June 2021

Workshop: Citation Program for Automotive Repair Dealers Workshop Notice and Materials
Meeting Recording

Workshop Recording
April 22, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Teleconference

Agenda

Legislation and Regulations Update

Zero Emission Vehicle Market Development Strategy Presentation

California Vehicle Inspection (Cal-VIS) System Accomplishments and Forecast

Enforcement/Licensing Modernization (ELM) Update

“Cash-in-the-Can” Outreach Program Presentation

Enforcement Statistics Update

Workshop: Citation Program for Automotive Repair Dealers Workshop Notice and Materials
Meeting Recording

Workshop Recording
January 28, 2021
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Teleconference
Agenda

Legislation and Regulations Update

2020 – 21 Program Updates

Automated License Plate Reader Presentation

Automated License Plate Reader Policy

“Cash-in-the-Can” Outreach Program Presentation

Motor Vehicle Brake Friction Materials Presentation

Investigation and Discipline Process Presentation

Enforcement Statistics Update
Meeting Recording - Part 1 of 2

Meeting Recording - Part 2 of 2

2020 BAG Meetings

2019 BAG Meetings

Meeting Agenda and Materials Webcast
October 17, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Department of Consumer Affairs
HQ 1, Hearing Room 102
1625 North Market Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
Agenda

Legislation and Regulations Update

California Vehicle Inspection System Transition Project Update

Operating and Enhancing the Cal-VIS

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Beyond

Permanent Diagnostic Trouble Codes (PDTC) Implementation Update

On Board Diagnostic (OBD) System Vehicle Tampering Prevention

Enforcement Statistics Update

Workshop: Collision Repair Proposals Workshop Notice and Materials
Meeting Recording

Workshop Recording
July 18, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Department of Consumer Affairs
HQ 1, Hearing Room 102
1625 North Market Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
Agenda

Legislation and Regulations Update

California Vehicle Inspection System Transition (CAL-VISTA) Project Update

OBD Pre-Inspection Activity Presentation

2019 Smog Check Performance Report

Station Wall License QR Code Demonstration

Online Training Presentation

Cars for Schools Update

Enforcement Statistics Update
Meeting Recording
April 18, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Department of Consumer Affairs
HQ 1, Hearing Room 102
1625 North Market Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
Agenda

Legislation and Regulations Update

California Vehicle Inspection System Transition (CAL-VISTA) Project Update

Permanent Diagnostic Trouble Codes (PDTC) Implementation Plan

Product Labeling Regulations

Case Processing Overview

Enforcement Statistics Update

Enforcement/Licensing Modernization (ELM) Overview

Workshop: Collision Repair Proposals Workshop Notice and Materials
Meeting Recording

Workshop Recording
January 17, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Department of Consumer Affairs
HQ 1, Hearing Room 102
1625 North Market Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95834
Agenda

Legislation and Regulations Update

California Vehicle Inspection System Transition (CAL-VISTA) Project Update

2018-19 Program Reviews

Smog Check Program Update

Enforcement Statistics Update

DCA News and Updates Letter

Workshop: Repair Assistance Workshop Notice and Materials
Meeting Recording

Workshop Recording

Webcast archive

BAG Members

  • Louis J. Anapolsky, Knox, Lemmon & Anapolsky, LLP
  • Nikki Ayers, Independent Automotive Professionals Association
  • Christina Bauders, Automotive Oil Change Association
  • Gary Conover, California Automotive Wholesalers' Association
  • Jeff Cox, Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association/Motorist Assurance Program
  • Johan Gallo, California Automotive Business Coalition
  • Vince Gregory, AAA Northern California
  • George Hritz, California Automotive Teachers
  • David Kusa, Automotive Service Councils of California
  • Brian Maas, California New Car Dealers Association
  • Megan McKernan, Automobile Club of Southern California
  • Jack Molodanof, California Auto Body Association
  • Ruben Parra, California Automotive Teachers
  • David Robinette, Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair