Rhode Island is One Step Closer to Gaining a New Law

Rhode Island’s legislature continues its work on Senate Bill 850. The bill requires that a vehicle owner be notified in writing or by electronic mail that aftermarket glass installations may require recalibration of safety related systems. The Senate passed the most recent revised form of the bill last week and SB 850 has since been referred to House Corporations committee.

The bill was on the Senate’s agenda during its meeting last week, where Senators agreed to a revised version. The following text was added to the bill prior to the meeting’s end:

“The owner of the vehicle must be notified in writing or by electronic mail, when installation of replacement glass is due to non-collision related damage, in twelve (12) point bold font, as follows:

Replacement of glass on your vehicle may require recalibration of advanced driver assistance systems, and other safety related systems. If these systems are not recalibrated, your vehicle may not function as designed.”

The bill was introduced in the Rhode Island Senate on May 1 and was then referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee met on May 7 and recommended it be held for further study. It was placed on the Senate calendar for its meeting last week and has since passed in the Senate.

Currently SB 850 has been referred to House Corporations committee.

To view the current version of the bill, click here.

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