The bill was approved by California’s legislative body on Aug. 20 and vetoed by Brown on Sept. 30. California would have been the first state to institute TPMS maintenance requirements that worked in accordance with industry standards.
Brown, in a letter issued to the California State Assembly, said he vetoed the bill because the state wasn’t prepared issue new licensing rules for tire businesses.
“Earlier this year, the legislature conducted an oversight hearing that highlighted the need for the Bureau of Automotive Repair to update its regulations to better reflect changes in automotive theology that have occurred in recent decades,” Brown wrote. “As a result, the legislature passed this bill to require businesses that change or repair tires for compensation to register as automotive repair dealers. Before a new licensing scheme is enacted, a more comprehensive review is needed.”