New York Parts Bill Redux

An old bill that aims to alter collision parts replacement laws in New York has been revived in the State Assembly. The proposed law requires vehicle owners to provide a signed consent form that describes the replacement parts to be used in the repairs. The bill also mandates that repair shops use only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts on vehicles during their first years of manufacture and two years afterwards. Moreover, the proposed law prohibits insurers from “requiring the use or installation” of any replacement crash parts without first providing disclosure to the vehicle owner. Similar legislation was introduced in both the Assembly and the Senate in 2015 but did not result in a vote in either chamber.

The bill, A02880, has been referred to the Committee on Transportation.  A corresponding bill was introduced in the New York Senate earlier this month.


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