A bill has been introduced in the Rhode Island Senate that, passed, and requires auto glass customers to be notified in writing that the installation of aftermarket glass will require recalibration services. The new bill, also referred to as S 850, was introduced yesterday by RI Senator Goodwin.
“This chapter shall not apply to the repair or replacement of motor vehicle glass performed by licensed motor vehicle glass repair shops for non-collision related damage pursuant to chapter 38.5 of title 5. ; provided, the owner of the vehicle is notified in writing that installation of an aftermarket glass will require recalibration of safety related systems, for which cost the insurer is responsible; provided, further, that an OEM glass is installed if specifically requested by the vehicle owner,” a portion of the bill reads.
If this passes, all shops in Rhode Island would have to start providing written documentation to its customers informing them about the additional service that is needed prior to their vehicle being returned to them or providing recalibration services. Currently S 850 has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
To view the bill’s full text, click here.