Rhode Island Legislature Considers OEM Parts Bill

May 21, 2018

The Rhode Island House of Representatives currently is considering a bill that provides that “insurance companies may not mandate the use of aftermarket parts without the owner’s consent on motor vehicles less than 48 months beyond manufacture date.”

Previously, the law related to OEM parts applied to vehicles less than 30 months beyond the manufacture date.

The bill, SB 2679, was introduced on March 20 and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee recommended passage of the bill on May 8 and the Senate passed an amended version of the bill on May 15 and referred it to the House Corporations Committee.

The bill was introduced by Sen. Maryellen Goodwin, Dominick Ruggerio and Michael McCaffrey.

Click here for the full text of the current version of the bill.

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