Rhode Island Updating Licensing Regulations for AGRR Companies

educational seminarThe Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation is revising its more than decade-old licensing regulation to reflect a new law that was passed by the state legislature last year. The department has scheduled an Automotive Glass Industry Working Group meeting on August 15 to discuss proposals for the revised regulation that will oversee AGRR company licensing.

“We intend to both ask questions and listen to advice from the industry as we prepare to propose revisions to Commercial Licensing Regulation 5 [which covers licensing of AGRR companies],” according to a statement from the department.

According to the new law, the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation may establish minimum requirements for the certification of motor vehicle glass repair technicians consistent with current vehicle glass standards establishes by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) related to the repair of laminated automotive glass and automotive glass replacement.

Licenses can be suspended or revoked only after a Department of Business Regulation hearing finds probable cause, including deceptive business practices, failure to maintain standards set by ANSI, failure to complete proper reporting standards to the department and failure to pay licensing fees and taxes, according to the law.

The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at the department’s offices in Cranston, R.I.

To read the new law, click here.

To read the old regulation that the department will be updating, click here.

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