South Carolina Auto Glass Legislation Passes Both House and Senate; Heads to Governor
June 6, 2012

by Katie O'Mara,

An amended bill that seeks to protect consumer's choice in auto glass providers has been passed by both the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives. According to sources in South Carolina, the bill passed by a unanimous vote in favor of the legislation. The amended bill will now go to Governor Nikki Haley to either be signed in to law or vetoed.

The bill that passed is a watered-down version of the original bill, which would have prohibited third-party administrators (TPAs) that also have retail divisions, or that have 10 percent ownership or more in an auto glass business, from referring policyholders' glass claims to themselves or from using information obtained through its work as a TPA to solicit business.

The bill originally was introduced in the South Carolina House by Reps. James Harrison, Joan Brady, Lewis Pinson, Elizabeth Munnerlyn, Thad Viers, Jenny Horne and Nelson Hardwick.

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