Anti-Steering Bill Would Develop Steering Task Force
An anti-steering bill under review in California recently was amended
to include a section that would convene a task force "to review
the issues arising from the implementation of [the bill's] requirements."
HERE for related story.)
The task force, to be formed by the insurance commissioner, would
report its findings in writing to the legislature by December 31,
2009. The bill currently is under review in the state's Assembly.
In addition, if passed, the bill would amend 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 current text of the amended bill reads as follows:
The commissioner shall, within 30 days of the effective date
of this section, convene a task force, including, but not limited
to, representatives of the automobile insurance industry and consumer
protection advocacy organizations, to review the issues arising
from the implementation of Section 758.5 and report its findings
in writing to the Legislature by December 31, 2009.
The bill was introduced on February 7 by Sen. Patricia Wiggins
and Sen. Carole Migden.
HERE for full text of latest amendment.
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