September 17, 2017
Pro-Tech Joins ASCA on Capitol Hill to Lobby for Tort Reform
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- The Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA) Day On the Hill is meant to inform politicians in Washington DC about important issues within the snow and ice industry
- The focal issue is regarding frivolous lawsuits related to slip and fall claims and how they impact insurance. The key legislation being the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act (LARA) Senate Bill 237
- Pro-Tech joined other national manufacturers Western Products, Fisher Engineering, and Boss Products, along with 30 snow and ice professionals for the all-day event.
ROCHESTER, NY (September 15, 2017) – Earlier this week Pro-Tech joined the Accredited Snow Contractors Association (ASCA) and other key members of the snow and ice industry to meet with legislators in Washington DC. The yearly Legislative Day on the Hill event is hosted by the ASCA and focuses on informing members of congress and senate about important issues facing snow and ice professionals. The focal issue for the past several years has been frivolous lawsuits related to slip and fall claims. These claims have resulted in skyrocketing insurance prices and in many cases lack of available insurance for the industry.
Pro-Tech employees Michael Guggino (President), Joel Englehart (Sales Account Manager), and Ryan Marino (Marketing and Sales Associate) attended the event and reported that the day was filled with productive discussion. “Pro-Tech is a big supporter of the ASCA and we feel that it’s important for legislators to know the challenges we face as an industry.” said Pro-Tech President Michael Guggino. “These types of issues can have a ripple effect and negatively impact not only snow and ice professionals but also manufacturers of snow and ice equipment.”
In total 47 meetings were held with legislators from both major parties. The bill, which has partisan support, has already passed the House of Representatives. Next, it needs to pass the Senate and then be signed by the President. The Bill (HB 720) passed the House 230-188.
For more information on the ASCA’s Legislative Day on the Hill visit http://www.ascaonline.org/
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