ADAS Legislation Introduced by Utah Senator Curtis Bramble

March 2, 2020

A Utah Senator has introduced legislation to address recalibration of the Advanced Drive Assistance System in the repair and replacement of auto glass. S 120, by Senator Curtis Bramble, has elements of ADAS legislation that is being reconsidered in New Hampshire after passing the legislature but being vetoed by the New Hampshire governor. The Utah bill, however, does not place any new requirements on insurance companies and merely addresses the actions of repairers. The bill requires repairers of vehicles with ADAS to inform the customer regarding the calibration requirements for the advanced driver assistance system and whether the proper calibration will be performed; if the calibration will be performed, to meet or exceed the original manufacturer’s specifications; and if the calibration was not completed successfully, inform the customer that the vehicle should be taken to the manufacturer’s certified repair shop or other qualified repair shop for proper calibration and repair. Importantly, like the New Hampshire bill, the Utah bill allows repairers not be limited to tooling or equipment dictated or recommended by the manufacturer’s procedures and specifications. An amendment to the bill added a requirement that repairers inform the customer of the amount of the repair that will be covered by insurance. The bill has passed the Senate Business and Labor Committee but the Utah Legislative Session ends on March 12.

Text of the amended version of the legislation is available here.

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