The bill, known as HB 411, was originally introduced in the House and then revised before moving to the Senate. A floor debate was held yesterday—it passed the House with minor amendments and a vote of 88-0.
According to the latest version, the proposed law “requires that an insurer shall provide notice in any circumstance to the insured that there is no requirement to use a recommended place or shop for motor vehicle service or glass window repair.”
“The proposed law repeals present law and provides that if the insurer violates present law then the commissioner of insurance shall fine the insurer $1,000 for the first offense, $2,500 for a second offense that occurs within a twelve-month period of the first offense, and $5,000 for a third or subsequent offense that occurs within a twelve-month period of the preceding offense,” a portion of the revised version reads.
To view the bill’s full text, click here.