Virginia Defers Auto Glass Safety Legislation

February 3, 2022

A Virginia House Subcommittee approved a recommendation to defer auto glass safety legislation until next year during a hearing on the bill on January 26. The House Transportation Subcommittee on Highway Policy and Safety considered a bill, HB 699, by Delegate Mark Keam, that would direct the State Police Superintendent to adopt regulations on auto glass replacement safety “consistent with standards established by the Auto Glass Safety Council.” The legislation, similar to a law that was enacted in Maryland last year, was supported by AGSC at the hearing in Richmond. Legislators expressed concerns about the safety issues and approved a recommendation to continue the bill to the 2023 legislative session by voice vote. This will give an opportunity for the State Police and interested stakeholders to further discuss the matter.

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