Thursday, 01 July 2010 17:14

NCOIL Continues Discussions of Model Parts Act at Summer Meeting

The National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) will hold a hearing July 8 at its summer meeting in Boston on the proposed Model Act Regarding Motor Vehicle Crash Parts and Repair. The Automotive Service Association (ASA) opposes the Model Act.

ASA raised concerns with two sections of the proposed act at the NCOIL spring meeting. The Property-Casualty Insurance Committee delayed a decision until the NCOIL summer meeting. First, the Model Act fails to include a formal consumer written consent for the use of all replacement crash parts. Second, the Model Act attempts to establish that there are no differences between original equipment manufacturer crash parts and certified aftermarket crash parts.

ASA encourages independent repairers to go to the ASA legislative website, www.TakingTheHill.com, and send a letter to NCOIL's Property-Casualty Insurance Committee in opposition to the Model Act. Previous ASA testimony submitted to NCOIL can also be viewed on the website.