Yesterday, the New Hampshire legislature held a special veto session where legislators reconsidered House Bill (HB) 664. HB 664 addresses original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair procedures for collision repairs. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) supported this legislation.
Governor Chris Sununu vetoed the HB 664 in August arguing that it would raise auto insurance premiums “by limiting the ability of insurers to negotiate what is reasonable in the repair process” and stagnate, what is, an already competitive market between small independent repair shops.
The New Hampshire legislature sustained Governor Sununu’s veto by a vote of 241 yeas and 132 nays, lacking the necessary two-thirds vote.