Saturday, 12 March 2016 02:48

NH Senate Passes Aftermarket Parts Disclosure Legislation

New Hampshire Senate Bill 436, introduced by state Sen. Nancy Stiles, R-24, requires an insurer to disclose whether or not an estimate has been prepared based on the use of aftermarket parts. Any insurer who fails to provide the disclosure would be prohibited from requesting or requiring 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 two years old or vehicles with fewer than 30,000 miles.

In a letter to New Hampshire state senators, 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.”

Senate Bill 436 supports ASA’s position that insurers and auto collision facilities should provide disclosure of part type, description and warranty information to the consumer for all part types. This fosters a competitive parts marketplace of tested and verified quality parts and is in the best interests of the motoring public.

Senate Bill 436 passed the New Hampshire Senate March 3 and is currently before the House for further consideration. To view the text of the legislation, please go to www.TakingTheHill.com 

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