senate Bill S3945

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring disclosure of types of replacement parts used in automobile collision repairs

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Feb 28, 2013 referred to transportation

S3945 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3872
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §398-d, V & T L; amd §3411, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5042
2009-2010: A5964

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

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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