Auto Glass Bill Passes in Both Houses

New Hampshire might have a new law on its hands, since one of its bills has been approved by both the House and the Senate and is headed to its Governor. The bill, also known as H664, recently added auto glass back into the legislation.

Previously auto glass was removed, but after both sides offered revisions it was reincorporated into the legislation. Both the House and the Senate agreed to the addition of the following section:

“(a) If the vehicle is equipped with an advanced driver assistance system, an automotive glass company, repair facility, or insurer informing, approving, or conducting glass repair or replacement shall:

(1) Prior to approving or performing glass repair or replacement, inform the consumer if a calibration of that system is required and if such calibration will be performed;

(2) If performing such calibration, meet or exceed the manufacturer’s procedures or specifications; and

(3) If a calibration was not performed or not completed successfully, inform the consumer that the vehicle should be taken to a vehicle manufacturer’s certified dealership, a qualified automobile glass company, repair facility, or other qualified repairer capable of performing the calibration of an advanced driver assistance system that meets or exceeds the manufacturer’s procedures or specifications.

(b) If the vehicle is equipped with an advanced driver assistance system, an automotive glass company, repair facility, or insurer informing, approving, or conducting a scan or calibration for motor vehicle repairs or replacement:

(1) Shall not be limited to tooling or equipment dictated or recommended by the manufacturer’s procedures or specifications.

(2) Shall calibrate an advanced driver assistance system meeting or exceeding the manufacturer’s procedures or specifications.

(c) If a repairer does not accept a paint and materials estimate proposed by an insurer, the insurer shall reimburse the repairer based on any third-party guidelines generally accepted by automobile repair shops and insurers, and used by the repairer,” a portion of the amended bill’s text reads.

The bill was first introduced in January 2019. Currently H664 is with the state’s governor, check back to glassBYTEs.com to see if this piece of legislation becomes a law in a future report.

This article is from glassBYTEs™, the free e-newsletter that covers the latest auto glass industry news. Click HERE to sign up—there is no charge. Interested in a deeper dive? Free subscriptions to Auto Glass Repair and Replacement (AGRR) magazine in print or digital format are available. Subscribe at no charge HERE.

This entry was posted in glassBYTEs Original Story and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *