California Senate Bill 1167 – Motor Vehicle Repair Law
There is an interesting bill up for voting here in California titled Senate Bill 1167, authored by State Senators Wiggins and Migden. Current state law prohibits any insurance company to require an insured to have their cars or other vehicles repaired at a designated auto body shop after an accident.
“This bill would provide that when a policyholder first reports vehicle damage to an insurer, the insurer shall determine if the policyholder has selected an auto repair facility prior to providing any information regarding a program or a facility that performs auto body repairs. If it is determined that the policyholder has selected a repair facility, the representative of the insurer shall cease, or not engage in, any discussions regarding a program or a facility that performs auto body repairs.”
The clever insurance lobby in California are claiming that the Bill is Anti-Consumer. You decide.