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New York May Require Written Authorization on Collision Parts

NY State Capitol Bldg A new bill has been “pre-filed” in the New York state assembly that, if passed and enacted, would require repair shops to notify vehicle owners up front about which type of repair parts are being used on their vehicle (OEM, aftermarket, recycled, etc.), and to obtain written authorization from the vehicle owner before installing the parts.

The bill (S.B. 30) would also require that only OEM parts be used in vehicle repairs for the first two years after manufacture of the vehicle, or for as long as the vehicle is under the manufacturer’s warranty, whichever is longer. Further, the bill prohibits insurance companies from directing which type of repair parts are to be used by the collision repair shop.

We will watch this pre-filed bill closely and report back if it proceeds in the New York assembly.

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