A bill is under review in the Rhode Island House of Representatives that would “require that the owner of a vehicle be notified in writing that installation of an aftermarket glass will require re-calibration of safety related systems, for which cost the insurer is responsible.”
The bill, H 6104, notes that it “shall not apply to the repair or replacement of motor vehicle glass performed by licensed motor vehicle glass repair shops for non-collision related damage pursuant to chapter 38.5 of title 5.; provided, the owner of the vehicle is notified in writing that installation of an aftermarket glass will require re-calibration of safety related systems, for which cost the insurer is responsible; provided, further, that an OEM glass is installed if specifically requested by the vehicle owner.”
The bill was introduced in the Rhode Island House on May 10 and referred to the House Corporations Committee. At press time, it was “scheduled for a hearing or consideration” today, May 14.
A similar bill, S 850, currently is under the review of the Senate.
Click here for the full text of H 6104.
Click here for the full text of S 850.