Legislation introduced in the Florida legislature in the expected fight concerning assignment of benefits (AOB) in auto glass cases includes a provision regarding consumer calibration notices.
The Florida language is similar to that found in a recent Utah law and New Hampshire proposal. It would require auto glass companies performing repair or replacement on vehicles with safety-related systems requiring calibration to:
- Provide written notice of the required calibration, whether it will be performed and will meet or exceed the manufacturer’s procedures or specifications;
- Provide written notice if calibration is not performed or completed successfully stating that the vehicle should be taken to a professional capable of performing a calibration that meets or exceeds manufacturer specifications;
- Written notice must be in at least 12-point type.
The bill, SB 906, would prohibit glass shops from offering anything of value in exchange for making an insurance claim for vehicle glass replacement or repair. Florida presently has an assignment of benefit insurance law in place that does not cover automotive claims such as auto glass. A previous legislative attempt to expand that law failed in August 2019.
For full text of SB 906, CLICK HERE.