South Carolina Starts the Year with Pre-Filed Bill

Just before South Carolina rung in the New Year, a new bill, also referred to as H3374, could affect its code of laws related to auto collision coverage in reference to auto glass. According to the South Carolina’s State Legislature, the document was pre-filed on December 18, 2018 by the House.

The general bill’s goal is to amend section 38-77-280 from the State’s current law written in 1976 related to automobile collision coverage related to a vehicle’s glass.

“…so as to provide that an automobile insurer may not consider claims submitted for the repair or replacement of automobile safety glass when determining the premium rates to be charged on the insured’s policy,” a section of the pre-filed bill reads.

If passed, the law would keep pure auto glass claims from being a factor in determining insurance premium increases.

Prior to the end of 2018, H3374 was referred to the Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry for review.

To view H3374’s full text, click here.

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