Rep Pat Dillon: Gov Malloy Signed Glass Repair Bill

The Connecticut General Assembly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2013

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Todd Murphy 860/ 240-8519

MALLOY BACKS DILLON’S BILL TO HELP SMALL GLASS BUSINESSES
Rep. Pat Dillon (D-New Haven) hailed the Governor’s support of HB 5072: An Act Concerning Automotive Glass Work. Governor Dannel Malloy Monday signed the bill into law. The legislation, co-authored by Rep. Dillon, protects consumers from being steered to an insurance company’s preferred auto glass repair shop. “I want to thank Governor Malloy for backing this legislation that protects consumers and small glass businesses in New Haven,” Rep. Dillon said. “We have seen too many small glass shops lock their doors for good because of the cozy relationship between insurance companies and large glass outfits.” The bill requires claims representatives to inform an insured about his or her right to choose where to have auto glass repair work done. The legislation bars insurance companies or their representatives from specifying who an insured uses for automotive glass work or stating that glass work will either be delayed or not guaranteed unless performed by a glass shop participating in an insurance company-established glass work program.

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