AGRSS Bill Also Introduced in Maryland Senate

January 27, 2021

A bill that has implications for doing business in the state of Maryland is under review and we thought you would want to be aware of it.

Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards legislation was introduced in the Maryland Senate on January 19. The bill, S 445, by Senator Chris West, is identical to legislation introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates, HB 519, last week.

The Auto Glass Safety Council is in strong support of these bills and encourages Members residing in and doing business in Maryland to communicate their support to their state legislators.

The bills direct the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to “adopt regulations establishing standards and requirements for aftermarket safety glass replacement that meet or exceed the standards and requirements under the Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard established by the Auto Glass Safety Council.”

The Auto Glass Safety Council salutes this effort by the State of Maryland to codify auto glass replacement safety standards into state law. This is an important step forward in protecting automobile occupants by ensuring that auto service providers replacing perform the ever-increasing complex computer driven auto glass replacement processes in a safe and professional manner.

S 445 has been assigned to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. For text of the bill, CLICK HERE.

Bill hearings, which are virtual due to COVID-19, have been scheduled in the House Environment and Transportation Committee for Thursday, February 4 at 1:30 p.m. and in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee for Wednesday, February 10, at 1:00 p.m.

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