Governor Vetoes Anti-Steering Bill
California's Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed an anti-steering bill
that would have convened a task force "to review the issues arising
from the implementation of [the bill's] requirements" and has sent
the bill back to the Senate for further review. (CLICK
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The task force, which would have been formed by the insurance commissioner,
would have been scheduled to report its findings in writing to the legislature
by December 31, 2009.
In addition, if passed, the bill would have amended Section 758.5 of the
state's insurance code to require insurers to ask policyholders if they
have chosen a repair shop prior to suggesting one.
The California Assembly passed the bill on July 15, before it proceeded
to the Senate, where it was passed in August.
The bill was introduced on February 7 by Sen. Patricia Wiggins and Sen.
HERE for the bill's full history and text.
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