Following up on the discussion at the meeting last Friday of the Connecticut Automotive Glass Work and Flat Glass Work Board concerning referrals to unlicensed shops in the state (see glassBYTEs March 4), the National Windshield Repair Association has issued a warning to auto glass repair and/or replacement (AGRR) shops.
Here is the text of the NWRA statement:
CONNECTICUT REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT SHOPS BEWARE!
If you are doing windshield repair or replacement in the state of Connecticut and do not have a license to do so, you are doing it illegally.
As of January of 2005, you must have a license, and if you do a repair or replacement
and don't have a license, you can be fined. The shop owner can be fined $1000
for having an unlicensed person working for him and the unlicensed person that
did the work can be fined $1000. Ignorance of the law is not an excuse. The Department
of Consumer Protection is going to start spot checking shops, so beware and make
sure that you and your workers are licensed!
Issued by NWRA March 9, 2005
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