Utah legislation that revises provisions regarding auto glass company consumer notices and ADAS was enacted. The new law extends consumer notice requirements that must be provided by auto glass companies even in cases where the vehicle is not equipped with ADAS. The bill, SB 78, passed the legislature in February and was signed by the Governor in March. The new provisions make changes to a law that was passed in 2020 as follows:
- Changes ADAS to “Advanced Driver Assistance Feature” and adds to the definition that it is an electronic safety system that is “tied to the windshield of a vehicle”.
- Requires the consumer notices that must be provided by the automotive glass company or repair facility to be “in electronic or hardcopy writing”.
- Extends similar consumer notice requirements and penalties on automotive glass companies to all consumers seeking automotive glass repair or replacement. These requirements include the automotive glass company must provide an electronic or hard copy written itemized description of work to be done and if the insurer is paying for all or part of the repair; the insurance company is not required to pay more than a fair and competitive local price; the automotive glass company may not represent that the insurer is paying full amount unless insurer has approved, is not limited to glass, tooling or equipment dictated or recommended by the manufacturer and may only bill or charge for repair, replacement or recalibration services that are performed and necessary.
- Makes violators of these provisions guilty of an infraction and subject to $500 civil fine.
For text of the new Utah law, CLICK HERE.