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Rhode Island’s legislature continues its work on Senate Bill 850. The bill requires that a vehicle owner be notified in writing or by electronic mail that aftermarket glass installations may require recalibration of safety related systems. The Senate passed the … Continue reading
Representatives from Allstate Insurance and Safelite spoke at the Rhode Island Committee on Corporations hearing last week to voice concerns over vague language in proposed legislation regarding calibration. The two pieces of legislation referenced throughout the hearing were House Bill … Continue reading
A bill has been introduced in the Rhode Island Senate that, passed, and requires auto glass customers to be notified in writing that the installation of aftermarket glass will require recalibration services. The new bill, also referred to as S … Continue reading
Rhode Island has a new law that focuses on aftermarket parts for newer vehicles. The law “provides that insurance companies may not mandate the use of aftermarket parts without the owner’s consent on motor vehicles less than 48 months beyond manufacture … Continue reading
A Rhode Island bill that prohibits insurance companies from mandating the use of aftermarket parts on newer vehicles is on its way to Gov. Gina Raimondo. However, the latest, substituted version of the bill passed by both the state’s House … Continue reading
The Rhode Island House Corporations Committee recently recommended that a bill related to aftermarket parts be passed. House Bill 8013 outlines time limits for using aftermarket auto body parts and changes the customer notification process for the intent of using … Continue reading
The Department of Business Regulation in Rhode Island has released a revision to its regulation document that details the laws and regulations the auto glass repair industry must abide by. In the revision, the department updates ambiguous language that may … Continue reading
The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation is revising its more than decade-old licensing regulation to reflect a new law (https://www.glassbytes.com/2015/06/rhode-island-department-of-business-regulation-to-license-agrr-companies/) that was passed by the state legislature last year. The department has scheduled an Automotive Glass Industry Working Group meeting on August 15 to discuss proposals for the revised regulation that will oversee AGRR company licensing.
As of January 1, 2017, automotive glass repair and replacement companies in Rhode Island will need to be licensed. The state’s General Assembly approved legislation this week (2015-H 5607A and 2015-S 0334A) called “The Motor Vehicle Glass Consumer Protection Act.” The bill is on its way to the governor’s desk for her signature.