California A.B. 1200, which would amend state anti-steering code and loosen restrictions on information insurers can provide during the claims process, passed the Senate by a 21-17 vote on Sept. 4 after it was granted reconsideration in late August. The deadline to pass the bill before the end of California’s legislative session, however, is quickly approaching.
The Assembly must pass the bill which was revised in the Senate before it enters into an interim recess at the end of the day Friday in order for the bill to be signed into law this year.
Proponents of the bill say that without amendments to the state’s anti-steering code, consumers will be deprived of complete information about their repair options, while the bill’s opponents believe it will give insurers unlimited opportunities to steer clients to preferred shops.
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