Maryland House and Senate Committees Pass Calibration Consumer Protection Bills

March 16, 2023

by Seth Maiman
AGSC Director of Public Affairs

Identical calibration consumer protection bills have passed their respective committees in the Maryland General Assembly. The bills require glass shops to inform customers if a recalibration is needed, provide a statement that the work will meet or exceed original equipment manufacturer specifications and inform the customer if not performed or successfully completed. Under the bills, glass shops are not limited to motor vehicle glass, tooling, equipment, or repair procedures provided by the vehicle manufacturer. The House Economic Matters Committee voted 18-3 and the Senate Finance Committee voted 10-0 to report favorably their respective bills out of committee, adding an amendment that requires the notice to customers to be in writing. The Maryland 2023 Legislative Session concludes on April 10. AGSC testified in support of the bills in the House and Senate but also said that it wanted the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to update the state Replacement Glass Safety Standard to reflect the recent changes to the ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS Standard. The language of the bills is in a similar vein to the recent AGRSS Standard changes. The text of the bills, as introduced, can be found HERE.

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