Unfair claim settlement practices; appraisal of automobile repair costs. (SB193)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Unfair claim settlement practices; appraisal of automobile repair costs. Authorizes the repair facility or the insurer making the appraisal of the cost of repairing an automobile that has been damaged as the result of a covered loss to prepare an initial repair appraisal, which may be the final repair appraisal, on the automobile either from personal inspection of the vehicle by a representative of the repair facility or insurer or from photographs, videos, or electronically transmitted digital imagery of the automobile. The measure prohibits an insurer from requiring an owner of an automobile to submit photographs, videos, or electronically transmitted digital imagery as a condition of an appraisal. Currently, a person is prohibited from making appraisals of the cost of repairing an automobile that has been damaged as a result of a collision unless the appraisal is based upon a personal inspection. An insurer's violation of the requirement with such frequency as to indicate a general business practice constitutes an unfair claim settlement practice. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/04/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102174D
01/04/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2016Impact statement from SCC (SB193)
02/01/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Committee substitute printed 16104751D-S1
02/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Read second time
02/04/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104751D-S1
02/04/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB193S1
02/05/2016Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Placed on Calendar
02/11/2016Read first time
02/11/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2016Impact statement from SCC (SB193S1)
02/18/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Read second time
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Enrolled
02/23/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB193ER)
02/23/2016Signed by President
02/23/2016Signed by Speaker
02/23/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/16
02/23/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 1, 2016
02/25/2016Impact statement from SCC (SB193ER)
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 183 (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0183)