Issues

Replacement Crash Parts

Illinois Crash Parts Bill Introduced

On February 14th, Illinois Representative Linda Chapa-LaVia (D-083) introduced House Bill 4926. If passed, this bill would amend the Illinois Insurance Code and the Automotive Collision Repair Act to provide that the use of non-OEM aftermarket crash parts may not be included in an estimate for repair of a motor vehicle unless the customer is advised of the fact in writing. It would also require the use of OEM specifications. This bill is currently before the Illinois House Committee on Rules for further consideration.

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Michigan Governor Refuses to Sign Aftermarket Parts Bill

Yesterday, June 16th, Governor Rick Snyder vetoed House Bill 4344, which, among other provisions, would require all replacement parts to meet a verifiable OEM quality standard.

To see the Governor’s letter accompanying the veto, please click here.

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New Hampshire Parts Legislation Passes Senate, Awaits House Hearing

New Hampshire Senate Bill (SB) 436, introduced by State Senator Nancy Stiles (R-24)  requires an insurer to disclose whether or not an estimate has been prepared based on the use of aftermarket parts. The bill would also prohibit an insurer from requiring or specifying the use of aftermarket parts on certain leased vehicles, vehicles less than 2 years old, or vehicles with fewer than 30,000 miles.

The bill passed the Senate on March 3rd and is scheduled for a public hearing on March 29th.

In a letter to New Hampshire legislature, ASA stated, “We are writing today in support of Senate Bill 436.  This legislation is good for consumers, good for shops and consistent with trends in other jurisdictions.” To view the full text of the letter, please click here.

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