A New Bill Could Impact You in New York

A new bill has been introduced this week, and if it passes there could be changes ahead for businesses in New York. The new bill, also referred to as A 1201, would focus on ensuring auto glass replacement standards are more in line with the federal motor vehicle safety standard requirements.

A 1201 would also expand on the current law related to industry replacement standards by adding several sections. The additional sections should clarify any doubts related to the current law and also be more in line with current American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard known as ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 004-2018.

“Those engaged in automotive glass replacement shall:

  1. Use retention systems that are produced under documented quality assurance standards.
  2. Use glass products meeting the requirements of ANSI Z26.1 as required by federal motor vehicle safety standard 205.
  3. Use either an OEM approved retention system or equivalent retention system as certified in writing by the equivalent retention system manufacturer directly or through a private labeler,” a section of the bill reads.

A1201 also defines several items related to the industry. Some of the items defined include:

  • Vehicle assessment before replacement;
  • Minimum drive away time;
  • Selection of glass and retention systems; and
  • Installation standards.

Currently the bill is being reviewed by the Assembly Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee. To view the bill’s full text, click here.

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