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S.C. Crash Parts Legislation Sent Back to Subcommittee

South Carolina State Sen. David Thomas, R-Seneca, pre-filed legislation mirroring that of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators’ (NCOIL) Model Act Regarding Motor Vehicle Crash Parts and Repair in December 2010. Recently, a committee vote was held to determine the future of a much diluted bill. According to a spokeswoman from the Insurance and Banking

Texas Senate Approves DRP Full Disclosure Bill

The Texas Senate has approved S.B. 1300, a bill requiring insurers to explain to claimants the difference between repair processes and claims handled via DRP and non-DRP shops. The bill would also require insurers to respond to a shop’s request for information about joining a DRP with a written disclosure explaining the requirements to become

California Bill Would Expand Insurance Commissioner’s Power

Legislation has been introduced in the California Senate that would expand the insurance commissioner’s powers in regard to ordering restitution as part of an administrative enforcement action against an insurance company. Senate Bill 631, introduced by California Senator Noreen Evans (D-District 2), would give the commissioner "unprecedented new powers to punish broker-agents and other licensees

Florida House Bill Aims to Repeal Repair Shop Registration

Florida H.B. 5005, “Deregulations of Professions and Occupations,” sponsored by Rep. Esteban Bovo Jr., R-Dist. 110, includes provisions that would repeal Florida’s law requiring the registration of motor vehicle repair shops with the Motor Vehicle Repair Advisory Council and the regulation of motor vehicle repair. The Florida Motor Vehicle Repair Act, which became a law,

Sign Up Now for the 2011 BodyShop Business Conference & Trade Show

The 2011 BodyShop Business Conference – Strategies for Success is combining a great location, knowledgeable presenters and exciting exhibitors to give repairers a full day of experiences sure to leave them enlightened and inspired. The conference, slated for Thursday, May 5 at the Pheasant Run Resort in Lake Charles, Ill., will feature a full day

Bill to Ban Texting While Driving Gets Unanimous Approval from Ohio State House Panel

The Dayton Daily News has reported that a bill that would ban texting for drivers in Ohio has cleared a state legislative panel. According to the newspaper, an Ohio House committee unanimously approved the legislation on March 30. Under the bill, a violation for texting would be a minor misdemeanor – punishable by a fine

‘Anti-Insurer’ Bills Defeated in Maine

The American Insurance Association (AIA) reported that it helped to prevent the passage of four insurance-related bills in the Maine legislature. The measures, LD 125, 295, 672 and 794, were considered by the Insurance and Financial Services Committee, and it was ultimately determined that the bills “ought not to pass,” effectively killing the bills for

Texas Senate Approves Insurance Advisory Board

Texas State Sen. Mike Jackson, R-Dist. 11, has introduced Senate Bill 944, which would create an automotive insurance advisory board. The bill was filed in the Texas State Senate and referred to the Committee on Business and Commerce. It has passed the committee and the Senate, and will now be considered by the House. The

Rhode Island Bills Would Impact Salvage Vehicles, Appraisals

Rhode Island State Sen. Maryellen Goodwin, D-District 1, Providence, has introduced Senate Bill 661 and Senate Bill 685, which if passed would impact the collision repair industry. S.B. 661 would prohibit an appraiser or insurance carrier from deeming a motor vehicle a total loss vehicle if restoration to the pre-accident condition is less than 75

Texas Considering DRP Full Disclosure Legislation

A bill introduced in the Texas House of Representatives, H.B. 2276, would require insurers to disclose to claimants the difference in repair processes and claims payments for DRP versus non-DRP shops. The bill would also require insurers to disclose to collision repair facilities the requirements to gain a DRP contract with the company. For disclosure

Oregon House Committee Holds Hearing on Right to Repair Legislation

A hearing was held yesterday in Salem, Ore., before the Oregon House Committee on Business and Labor involving right to repair legislation. The Right to Repair Act (HB 3243) was introduced into the Oregon legislature earlier this month. According to proponents of the bill, HB 3243 would ensure that the state’s motorists and independent repair

Quite the Deal

By Jason Stahl The sharks were swimming when I pulled into the parking lot of Pallotta Ford Lincoln in Wooster, Ohio. They could smell bleeding oil, and no doubt they heard me clunking down the road from a mile away. So I was not surprised when they descended upon me the moment I walked in