Maryland Calibration Consumer Protection Law Enacted

Written by Seth Maiman, AGSC Director of Public Affairs
May 17, 2023

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore on May 8 signed the state’s new auto glass calibration rules into law. The new law, which was passed by the legislature in April, goes into effect Oct. 1.

In 2021, Maryland passed an auto glass safety law, which mirrors the AGRSS Standard, and the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration is working on an update to the state safety standard that would incorporate the 2022 AGRSS Standard update and the new 2023 calibration law into the current regulations.

The new calibration law will require glass shops to inform customers, before repairing or replacing auto glass, if recalibration is required and to provide a written statement that the work will meet or exceed original equipment manufacturer specifications. Afterward, the glass shop must inform the customer if the recalibration was not performed or successfully completed. 

The law will also require that the recalibration meet or exceed the motor vehicle manufacturer’s specifications. The glass company may not charge for calibrations not completed or not performed.

The text of the bill as enacted can be found here.

Source: Auto Glass Safety Council

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