Anti-Steering Bill Heads to Senate Floor for Vote
The Connecticut General Assembly has placed an anti-steering bill
on the Senate's calendar for a vote (CLICK
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The bill, Senate Bill 288, is designed "to clarify and extend
the present 'anti-steering' law that prohibits insurers from requiring
an insured to choose a certain motor vehicle repairer as a condition
of paying for repairs, and to require insurers to pay the usual
and customary hourly rate that the general public in the same geographic
area of the state commonly pays for such repairs."
If passed, the bill would amend the current law, adding the following
underlined words to its text, and deleting the brackets below:
(b) No insurance company doing business in this state, or agent
or adjuster for such company shall recommend, request or require
any insured to use a specific person for the provision of automobile
physical damage repairs, automobile glass replacement, glass repair
service or glass products. [unless otherwise agreed to in writing
by the insured.]
While a date for the vote has not been set, the bill has made it
through both the Senate transportation committee and the judiciary
committee, and is now in the hands of the full Senate.
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