The proposed amendment to a previously pre-filed bill in New Hampshire has been submitted to the House Committee on Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The amendment would require auto insurers to reimburse independent repair shops—including glass companies—similarly to auto dealerships. If passed, the law could have implications for the auto glass industry within the state and possibly those surrounding it.
The proposed amendment reads, “The ‘fair and reasonable price’ shall not be lower than that customarily paid to a repair shop or facility in the area that is part of or affiliated with an automobile dealership.”
The bill was co-sponsored by Reps. Dennis Green, Peter Torosian and Kenneth Weyler and Sen. Regina Birdsell.