CONCORD, N.H. (May 16, 2016) — The New Hampshire legislature has approved a bill requiring insurers to disclose whether motor vehicle repair estimates are based on the use of aftermarket parts.
S.B. 436 establishes that any insurer that fails to provide this disclosure is prohibited from requesting or requiring the use of aftermarket parts.
The Automotive Service Association (ASA) supported passage of S.B. 436.
“ASA believes a competitive parts marketplace, of tested and verified quality parts, is in the best interests of the motoring public,” said ASA Washington Representative Robert L. Redding in a March 2016 letter to the New Hampshire legislature.
“ASA opposes parts policies that focus solely on cost efficiency without regard to certification, verifiable quality and safety,” Mr. Redding wrote.
S.B. 436 passed the New Hampshire Senate March 3 and the state House of Representatives May 11. The bill has gone to New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan for signing.