Senate Committee to Review Anti-Steering Bill at Public Hearing
The Missouri Senate's Small Business, Insurance & Industrial Relations
Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow at 1 p.m. Central Standard
Time to review a bill that would require insurers to inform vehicle
owners immediately on first contact that they have the right to
choose the repair facility of their choice to repair their vehicles.
Senate Bill 775, which was pre-filed on December 1 by Sen. Wes Shoemyer,
also would mandate that insurers "halt any efforts to re-direct,
refer or otherwise influence the vehicle owner in the choice of
repair facility or program other than the repair facility chosen
by the vehicle owner once the vehicle owner has stated they have
chosen a repair facility."
Tomorrow's hearing is open to the public and will be held in room
Sen. Shoemyer was not available for comment at press time.
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