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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to transportation|
|Feb 28, 2013||referred to transportation|
senate Bill S3945
Archive: Last Bill Status -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3945 - Details
S3945 - Summary
Requires motor vehicle repair shops to disclose types of replacement parts used in automobile collision repairs and provides a disclosure form to be signed by the owner consenting to the use of any such parts; forbids use of any other parts except new original equipment manufacturer parts on any vehicle during the first year of its manufacture and for the two years following.
S3945 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3945 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the insurance law, in relation to requiring types of replacement crash parts used in automobile collision repairs be disclosed to vehicle owners and written authorization to use specified parts be obtained prior to installation PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require disclosure to motor vehicle owners of information on certain replacement crash parts for repairs to their motor vehicles and to prevent both motor vehicle repair shops and insurance companies from requiring the use of aftermarket parts for repair unless the owner of the vehicle consents in writing at the time of the repair. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends section 398-d of the vehicle and traffic law by adding a new subdivision 2-a which prohibits motor vehicle repair shops from using or installing any type of replacement crash part for the repair of a collision damaged motor vehicle without disclosing the type of replacement crash parts to the owner of the vehicle and obtaining written authorization therefore. A Replacement Crash Parts Notice and Authorization Form is also provided in the amendment, listing the type of replacement crash part proposed to be used, the applicable warranties and notice of whether new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts, new aftermarket replacement crash parts, recycled replacement crash parts or
S3945 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3945 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 28, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law and the insurance law, in relation to requiring types of replacement crash parts used in automo- bile collision repairs be disclosed to vehicle owners and written authorization to use specified parts be obtained prior to installation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 398-d of the vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new subdivision 2-a to read as follows: 2-A. (A) NO MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR SHOP SHALL USE OR INSTALL ANY TYPE OR TYPES OF REPLACEMENT CRASH PARTS FOR THE REPAIR OF A COLLISION DAMAGED VEHICLE WITHOUT DISCLOSING THE TYPE OR TYPES OF REPLACEMENT CRASH PARTS TO THE VEHICLE OWNER OR THE VEHICLE OWNER'S AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE AND OBTAINING WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION THEREFROM. THE FOLLOWING "REPLACE- MENT CRASH PARTS NOTICE AND AUTHORIZATION FORM", REPRODUCED IN 12 POINT TYPE OR LARGER, SHALL BE ATTACHED TO A COPY OF THE COLLISION REPAIR ESTIMATE AND SHALL BE SIGNED BY THE VEHICLE OWNER OR THE VEHICLE OWNER'S AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE PRIOR TO THE USE OR INSTALLATION OF ANY SUCH PARTS: REPLACEMENT CRASH PARTS NOTICE AND AUTHORIZATION FORM NOTICE TO CONSUMER: 1. "REPLACEMENT CRASH PARTS" ARE THE PARTS WHICH ARE TYPICALLY REPLACED DURING THE REPAIR OF A DAMAGED VEHICLE. THESE PARTS ARE MADE OF SHEET METAL, PLASTIC, FIBERGLASS OR SIMI- LAR MATERIAL, INCLUDING A DOOR, FENDER, PANEL, BUMPER, HOOD, FLOOR OR TRUNK LID, BUT NOT INCLUDING WINDOWS OR HUBCAPS, AND CONSTITUTE OR PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR THE MOTOR VEHICLE'S EXTERIOR. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD03823-01-3 S. 3945 2
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