senate Bill S5639A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires insurers to provide and retain a signed notice to claimants in relation to insured's right to have a vehicle repaired in the shop of his/her choice

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A7738 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2016 signed chap.236
Jul 13, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1986
substituted for s5639a
Jun 17, 2016 substituted by a7738a
ordered to third reading cal.1986
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 10, 2016 print number 5639a
amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to insurance
May 21, 2015 referred to insurance

S5639 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7738A
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2610, Ins L

S5639 - Summary

Requires insurers to provide a copy of its repair estimate to the insured and include a disclosure relating to insured's right to have a vehicle repaired in the shop of his/her choice.

S5639 - Sponsor Memo

S5639 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5639

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to collision  or  compre-
  hensive coverage on motor vehicles

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 2610 of the insurance law is amended  by  adding  a
new subsection (c) to read as follows:
  (C) THE INSURER SHALL MAINTAIN IN ITS FILE, A STATEMENT, SIGNED BY THE
CLAIMANT,  PLAINLY  PRINTED  IN NO LESS THAN 10 POINT TYPE: "PURSUANT TO
SECTION 2610 OF THE INSURANCE LAW, AN INSURANCE COMPANY  CANNOT  REQUIRE
THAT  REPAIRS BE MADE TO A MOTOR VEHICLE IN A PARTICULAR PLACE OR REPAIR
SHOP. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE YOUR VEHICLE REPAIRED IN  THE  SHOP  OF
YOUR CHOICE".
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law and shall apply to  all
policies  and contracts issued, renewed, modified, altered or amended on
or after such effective date; provided, however,  that  effective  imme-
diately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary  for  the  implementation of this act on its effective date is
authorized and directed to be made  and  completed  on  or  before  such
effective date.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11279-01-5

S5639A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7738A
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2610, Ins L

S5639A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires insurers to provide a copy of its repair estimate to the insured and include a disclosure relating to insured's right to have a vehicle repaired in the shop of his/her choice.

S5639A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5639A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 5639--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 21, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance  --  recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Insurance in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to collision  or  compre-
  hensive coverage on motor vehicles

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 2610 of the insurance law is amended  by  adding  a
new subsection (c) to read as follows:
  (C)  THE  INSURER  SHALL  PROVIDE A COPY OF ITS REPAIR ESTIMATE TO THE
INSURED THAT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DISCLOSURE, PLAINLY  PRINTED  IN  NO
LESS THAN 12 POINT TYPE: "PURSUANT TO SECTION 2610 OF THE INSURANCE LAW,
AN  INSURANCE  COMPANY  CANNOT  REQUIRE  THAT REPAIRS BE MADE TO A MOTOR
VEHICLE IN A PARTICULAR PLACE OR REPAIR SHOP. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE
YOUR VEHICLE REPAIRED IN THE SHOP OF YOUR CHOICE".
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law and shall apply to all policies and contracts
issued, renewed, modified, altered or amended on or after such effective
date; provided,  however,  that  effective  immediately,  the  addition,
amendment  and/or  repeal  of  any  rule or regulation necessary for the
implementation of this act on its  effective  date  are  authorized  and
directed to be made and completed on or before such effective date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11279-04-6

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