Auto glass steering bill moves to Conn. governor

Bill to bar insurance companies from steering consumers to glass shops moves to Conn. governor

Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut bill that would expand a ban on steering by auto damage appraisers to include glass repairs is moving to the governor's desk.

The state Senate voted Wednesday, 34-2, in favor of a bill requiring an insurance company or third-party claims administrator to inform customers of their right to choose where to have their vehicle's glass repaired.

The legislation would also require an insurance company that refers customers to a glass shop owned by the company to provide the name of at least one other local glass shop.

Democratic Sen. Joseph Crisco of Woodbridge, co-chair of the Insurance Committee, said the proposal would help consumers be aware of their options.

The House of Representatives passed the bill earlier this month.

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