Colorado Legislation Introduced to Strengthen Anti-Steering Legislation

The snowfall in Denver didn’t cool the tide of interest in the “What’s Hot in the AGR Industry” seminar at Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™ 2006. Today’s morning seminar took a look at important topics facing the auto glass industry, but a new buzz started when Bill Smith, of Workers Compensation in Colorado, announced that Colorado House Bill 1006 has been introduced to try to “instate more accountability for steering violations.” If passed, the bill would further legislation already in place making it illegal for insurance companies or insurance agents to recommend a shop or store to use for glass repair or replacement.

Far from the only topic of the morning, the seminar session was an interactive one with audience members querying each other and actively discussing topics with one another as well as with seminar leader Debra Levy, publisher of AGRR magazine.

“Does anyone get more faxes by being on METRYX?” one person asked when the topic turned to the PPG database introduced in 2005. Another member of the audience indicated that he felt he had seen an increase of faxes for work orders by being a METRYX member, while others in the room seemed dubious.

The seminar covered a variety of topics, including the FBI investigation of Diamond Triumph, the IGA/Safelite lawsuit and the new ROLAGS standard.

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