AKRON — New York Sen. Toby Stavisky, D-16, has introduced a bill in the state senate that if passed would require motor vehicle repair shops to provide certain information regarding invoices and work guarantees.
According to the Automotive Service Association (ASA), New York Senate Bill 1218 stipulates that:
- The invoice provided by the motor vehicle repair shop in accordance with Subdivision 1 of the bill shall conspicuously set forth the terms and time limit of any guarantee for the repair work performed. Where no guarantee is given, the invoice shall so state.
- The invoice shall further contain a statement to the effect that complaints regarding the functional adequacy of the repair work performed may be directed to the department, but in no event later than 90 days or 3,000 miles of the repair, whichever comes first.
- The provisions of this subdivision shall not be construed to limit or abridge any statutory or other right or remedy of a consumer at law or in equity.
If passed into law, the bill would take effect starting in January 2012. The full text of the bill can be found on the ASA's legislative website.