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Introduced Version House Bill 4560 History

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H. B. 4560

 

         (By Delegates Craig, Reynolds and Morgan)

         [Introduced February 16, 2012; referred to the

         Committee on Banking and Insurance then the Judiciary.]

 

 

 

 

A BILL to amend and reenact §33-6D-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to use of particular companies or locations providing automobile glass replacement or repair services; adding third-party administrator to those who may not require particular companies or locations when a claim is made under an insurance policy; and adding that those who may not require use of particular companies or locations may also not recommend particular companies or locations.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That §33-6D-1 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:

ARTICLE 6D. MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT REFERRALS.

§33-6D-1. Required use of particular companies or locations providing automobile glass replacement or repair services or products prohibited.

    No insurer issuing or renewing in this state any a motor vehicle insurance policy, nor any agent, or adjuster or third-party administrator thereof, may require or recommend the insured or any a person making a claim under such policy to use a particular company or location to obtain automobile glass replacement or repair services or products insured, in whole or in part, by that policy.



    NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to add third-party administrator to those who may not require particular companies or locations to replace glass or perform repairs on automobiles when a claim is made under an insurance policy; add that those who may not require use of particular companies or location may also not recommend a particular company or location.


    Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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