Bill Dealing with Steering Introduced in California Legislature
The California Assembly currently is reviewing a bill that would prohibit
insurers from suggesting or recommending a specific automotive repair
company unless a referral is expressly requested by the claimant or the
claimant has been informed in writing of the right to select an automotive
However, the bill would also add some language to the insurance law that
says "Nothing in this section prohibits an insurer from providing
a claimant with information regarding the benefits available to the claimant
under the terms of the automobile insurance policy."
The bill was introduced and read for the first time on February 26 by
Assemblyman Michael D. Duvall. A tentative hearing in the committee is
scheduled for March 30.
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