On August 27, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) issued proposed Safety Glass Replacement Standards regulations pursuant to Maryland Ch. 461 (H.B. 519) Acts of 2021, the new auto glass safety replacement law passed by the state legislature earlier this year.
The law required the state MVA to “adopt regulations to standards and requirements for aftermarket safety glass replacement that meet or exceed the requirements of the American National Standards Institute/Auto Glass Safety Council/Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard.”
The MVA proposal virtually mirrors the ANSI/AGSC/Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) already in place as a voluntary industry standard. If adopted as such, AGSC expects Maryland AGSC Registered Members following the AGRSS will be in compliance with the new state standards and implementing regulations in performing auto glass replacement services. CLICK HERE for full text of the proposed regulation.
Public comments on the proposed regulation were due September 27. The AGSC has filed written comments commending the proposed regulations and recommending amendments to express the linkage more clearly between the state regulations and the AGRSS.
AGSC is also planning on a series of briefings for its Maryland members once the new law/regulations are in effect.