Bills Move Forward in Three States

Auto glass retailers based in Louisiana, New York and Minnesota will want to be made aware of legislative movement happening in those states pertaining to auto glass.

Louisiana

The Louisiana Senate’s passed bill that “moves the regulation of motor vehicle service contract providers from the Dept. of Insurance to the secretary of state” was sent to the governor for review.

The bill, HB 522, expands the term “service contract” to “include a contract or agreement for … the repair of chips or cracks in or the replacement of motor vehicle windshields as a result of damage caused by road hazards.”

The bill was pre-filed on March 2 by Rep. Paula Davis and was referred to the Committee on Insurance. It was passed by the House on April 5. The Senate passed the bill with amendments on May 9 and the House voted to concur on May 17. It was sent to the governor for executive approval on May 18.

Click here for the full text of the current version of the bill.

New York

New York’s bill that “amends the vehicle and traffic law on tinted windows, in relation to exemption for emergency ambulance and service vehicles” remains under review.

The bill, S8616, “provides an exemption to the prohibition on tinted windows in automobiles for emergency ambulance service vehicles.

The bill was introduced to the Senate on May 10 and referred to the Transportation Committee. There is an identical bill under review in the New York Assembly, A 10395.

The Senate bill was introduced by Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky.

Click here for the full text of the current version of the bill.

Minnesota

Minnesota’s bills to amend “a window glazing exception related to prescription or medical needs” have failed to move forward before the legislative session and was adjourned on May 20.

The bill was introduced in the Senate as S4112 and in the House as H4538 and sought to amend a “window glazing exception related to prescription or medical needs.”

The bill was introduced in the Senate on May 19 and referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Committee. The bill was introduced in the House on May 19 and referred to the Transportation and Regional Governance Policy Committee. Both failed to move forward before the legislative session was adjourned on May 20.

Click here for the full text of the Senate version of the bill that failed.

Click here for the full text of the House version of the bill that failed.

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