Organized efforts from Minnesota glass shops have led to killing a House bill, preventing a Senate bill from having a hearing, and amending an omnibus bill. Each bill set to modify the definition of an insurance adjuster, in order to allow certain groups of people to act as an adjuster without a license. The Minnesota Glass Association (MGA) released a statement outlining the effort and thanking everyone who contributed.
“The House Jobs committee met Tuesday afternoon and Rep. Sandy Layman offered the amendment to remove Article 8, Section 4 – the insurance adjuster language from the bill. The amendment passed with near unanimous support from the committee on a voice vote. Earlier in the day, the author of the original House bill, Rep. Dennis Smith, called the Minnesota Glass Association lobbyist, Sarah Psick and Rep. Layman to say that it was his request as well to pull the language from the bill,” the association said.
“Thank you to everyone who called or emailed their legislator and members of the committee. Your voices were heard and it made a difference! When Sarah made the rounds talking to committee members, many of them told her that they had heard from an auto glass shop owner, employee or a constituent,” the association added.
The MGA has requested that anyone who contacted a legislator to share their thoughts to reach out again and thank them for their efforts to remove the language, and for their support of small business.
The association added that they will keep a watchful eye for any more attempts to modify language until the end of the session.