The Houston Auto Body Association (HABA) met Nov. 13 at Mossy Nissan in Houston, TX, to discuss comments from the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) hearing concerning proposed changes to the Consumer Bill of Rights as well as the actual approved language to the Consumer Bill of Rights, according to James Brown, HABA President.
The association planned to review and formulate their responses to the ruling that will go on record with the TDI.
“They were not favorable to any of our suggestions. This is extremely important for our upcoming State Legislative endeavors to get bills formulated and laws passed that will protect our industry and consumer rights,” said Brown.
However, members were informed just before the meeting that the adoption order to the wording in Consumer Bill of Rights is final and HABA members will not be allowed another period of time to make comments.
TDI said the adoption would be published in the Nov. 16 edition of the Texas registrar with an effective date of Nov. 25 and a required implementation date of Jan. 31 for policies issued on and after Jan. 31, 2013.