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ABPA Opposes Rhode Island House Bill 7264


On February 13, 2024, the ABPA submitted opposition to Rhode Island House Bill 7264 (2024), expressing concerns about the potential consequences it may have on consumers and the automotive industry in Rhode Island.

The bill proposes a further restriction against the use of aftermarket collision repair parts by requiring insurance companies to use only OEM parts on repairs to vehicles aged greater than 48 months and less than 72 months from the date of manufacturer. This extends the already stringent four-year restriction on aftermarket parts currently in place, which is the longest such restriction in the country. This will only further impact the wallets of Rhode Island drivers with higher vehicle repair costs, increased insurance premiums, and longer repair times.

A copy of the submission is below:

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