U.S., Chinese Trade Relationships Deteriorate During Pandemic

March 23, 2020 Several industries are calling on President Trump to remove elevated tariffs placed on Chinese goods as a way to relieve some negative economic pressure on businesses. The retail industry, already paying higher prices for imports because of... Read more

New Hampshire: House Passes OEM Procedures Bill

March 12, 2020 The New Hampshire House passed HB 1455, as amended, on March 11 with a vote of 216-120, favorable news, as it will make it easier than 2019 to sustain a veto if that becomes necessary. The bill makes it an unfair insurance practice for an insurance... Read more

Congress Takes on Counterfeit Goods in Multiple Arenas

March 9, 2020 The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a hearing March 4 titled “Buyer Beware Fake and Unsafe Products on Online Marketplaces.” The hearing represented an increasing trend within Congress to combat the... Read more

New Hampshire: House Commerce Committee Favorably Releases OEM Procedures Bill

March 5, 2020 During executive session on March 3 the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee voted to amend and favorably release HB1455. The bill would make it an unfair insurance practice for an... Read more

New Hampshire: NAMIC Testifies on Legislation Mandating OEM Procedures

February 26, 2020 NAMIC testified Feb. 25 before the Insurance subcommittee opposing to HB1455, which requires the reimbursement for all repairs in accordance with original equipment manufacturers’ procedures and changes the formula for paint... Read more

Washington: NAMIC-Opposed Anti-Insurance Consumer Auto Repair Bill Dies

February 21, 2020 HB 2782, Concerning Auto Insurance Policies, has died for the session after it failed to be voted on by the House before a chamber cross-over deadline. The bill would have dramatically altered current auto insurance policies and... Read more

Washington: NAMIC, Trades Submit Testimony Opposing Auto Repairs Bill, Proposed Substitute Bill Passes Out of Committee

February 11, 2020 HB 2782, Concerning Auto Insurance Policies, was amended on the first committee cutoff deadline by the House Consumer Protection & Business Committee. NAMIC and the other trades oppose the bill as being an unnecessary... Read more

New Hampshire: Senate, House Commerce Committees Hear Testimony on OEM Procedure Mandates Legislation

January 29, 2020 NAMIC joined the New Hampshire domestic trade and various companies and non-insurance stakeholders to testify Jan. 28 in opposition to House Bill 1455 and Senate Bill 513, which mandate reimbursement for arbitrary and vague OEM procedures. These bills... Read more

Salvage Best Practices Released by AAMVA

January 13, 2020 The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators published the “Salvage and Junk Vehicle Best Practice Recommendations for Jurisdictions on Branding and... Read more

Senate Finance Committee Advances USMCA, More Committees Vote

January 13, 2020 The Senate Finance Committee convened for an executive session Jan. 7 to consider H.R.5430, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement... Read more

Senate Committee to Consider USMCA

January 6, 2020 The Senate Committee on Finance will hold an open executive session Jan. 7 to Consider H.R. 5430, The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act. The House easily... Read more

USMCA Deal set to be Approved by Congress

December 16, 2019 President Trump and Congressional Democrats announced a deal Dec. 10 to clear the way for final approval of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in Congress. The deal cuts across a huge swath of North American trade and renegotiates... Read more

New Hampshire: Legislature Sustains Governor’s Veto OEM Procedure Legislation

September 24, 2019 The New Hampshire House on Sept. 18 sustained the veto of HB 664 by a vote of 241-132, which was eight votes short of the two-thirds requirement to override a veto. HB 664 would have required the use of OEM procedures in auto body repair claims... Read more

Tariffs, USMCA Set to Dominate Trade Agenda

September 3, 2019 The United States imposed a new 15 percent tariff on Chinese goods Sept. 1, including clothing, tools, and electronics. China retaliated with new tariffs that target soybeans, crude oil, and pharmaceuticals. The dueling tariffs are the latest... Read more

New Hampshire: Governor Vetoes OEM Procedure Legislation

August 20, 2019 Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed HB 664, which would have required the use of original equipment manufacturer procedures in auto body repair claims and create a strict liability standard. As has been shown in other New England states that have gone down this... Read more

Talks Continuing Between House Leaders, Administration on USMCA

August 12, 2019 Progress on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which is President Trump’s replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, has been moving forward with Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives over the past month. Read more

Senate Committee Discusses USMCA

August 5, 2019 The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing July 30 titled “The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” that featured six witnesses... Read more

FTC Will Examine Third-Party Auto Repair Market

July 15, 2019 The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a workshop July 16 titled “Nixing the Fix, A Workshop on Repair Restrictions” to examine ways in which manufacturers may limit third-party repairs and to seek research focused on such limitations. NAMIC will be... Read more

Rhode Island: Auto Body Repair, Statute of Limitations Expansion for Child Abuse Victims Legislation Sent to Governor

June 28, 2019 The Legislature is in the final hours of the 2019 legislative session, as the Senate passed the budget on... Read more

Rhode Island: DBR Amends Aftermarket Parts Rule

May 29, 2019 The Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation has adopted amendments to three rules, 230-RICR-20-40-2, 230-RICR-20-50-4, and 230-RICR-20-50-3 to make the rules consistent with recent legislative changes to Rhode Island’s statutes applicable to... Read more

Trade Sees Breakthroughs for Canada, Mexico Tariffs

May 20, 2019 A week after President Trump escalated trade pressures by increasing tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports from 10 percent to 25 percent, he announced a breakthrough to ease tensions with... Read more

New Tariffs Coming on Auto Parts?

May 13, 2019 Renewed trade tensions between the United States and China emerged over the past week as President Trump on May 10 followed through on his threat to... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC-Opposed OEM Auto Repair Parts Bills Dead for the Year

May 7, 2019 With the adjournment of the 2019 legislative session on May 2, the long and extremely challenging battle to protect insurance consumers from original equipment... Read more

FTC Will Examine Third-Party Auto Repair Market

May 6, 2019 The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a workshop titled “Nixing the Fix, A Workshop on Repair Restrictions” on July 16 at 9 a.m. EDT. The purpose of the... Read more

Nevada: NAMIC-Opposed OEM Parts Bill Dead for Session

April 23, 2019 NAMIC-opposed AB 173, Relating to Repair of Motor Vehicles, has failed to pass a procedural deadline and is now dead for session. The proposed legislation would have prohibited insurers from requiring the use of aftermarket parts for repairs to a... Read more

Texas: NAMIC Provides Oral Testimony on Various Insurance Bills During House Committee Hearing

April 11, 2019 NAMIC provided oral testimony April 9 on a number of bills affecting Texas insurers. These include: HB 3960, 3961, and 3962, which would cap the rate increases permissible by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association without commissioner... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC-Opposed OEM Auto Repair Parts Consumer Notice Bill Sent to Conference Committee

April 9, 2019 The Senate has rejected the House version of the original equipment manufacturer parts bill, SB 823, SD 1, HD 2. The bill states... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC-Opposed OEM Auto Repair Parts Consumer Notice Bill Passes Out of Committee

April 1, 2019 The House Committee on Finance passed, unamended, SB 823, SD 1, HD 2 on a 14-0 vote. The bill states: An insurer shall clearly make available a choice to the insured, at the time the insurer offers new or renewal motor vehicle policy coverage, of... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC Submits Testimony Opposing OEM Auto Repair Parts Consumer Notice Bill

March 28, 2019 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Finance opposing SB 823, SD 1, HD 2. The bill states: An insurer shall clearly make available a choice to the insured, at the time the insurer offers new or renewal motor vehicle policy... Read more

White House Holding Report on Automobile Tariffs

March 25, 2019 The Commerce Department continues to hold its findings on whether automotive imports threaten national security, resisting repeated calls from Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and other lawmakers to provide... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC Submits Testimony Opposing Third Version of OEM Auto Repair Parts Requirements Bill

March 21, 2019 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, opposing SB 823, SD 1, HD 1. Although this amended version of the bill is by far the least problematic draft, NAMIC still expressed concerns with this... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC Submits Testimony Opposing OEM Auto Repair Parts Requirements Bill

March 14, 2019 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the House Interstate Commerce Committee, opposing SB 823, SD 1, which, as... Read more

Montana: NAMIC-Opposed Bill Requiring Insurers to Pay for OEM Parts Dies

March 12, 2019 NAMIC-opposed HB 252, OEM Parts, has died for the session as a result of missing a procedural deadline. The proposed legislation was rife with concerning... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC-Opposed Auto Repair Parts Requirements Bill Amended, Passed to House

March 7, 2019 The Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health Committee amended SB 823 before passing on a 24-0-1 vote. The bill will now be scheduled for a... Read more

Wyoming: 2019 Legislative Session Adjourns Without Passage of NAMIC-Supported Aftermarket Parts Bill

March 4, 2019 The 2019 legislative session adjourned on Feb. 28. NAMIC supported SF 95, has died. The legislation would have fixed problems resulting from the Division of Insurance’s... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC Submits Testimony Opposing Auto Repair Parts Requirements Bill

February 26, 2019 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health Committee, opposing SB 823, which would require insurers to provide a choice to the insured consumer of authorizing a repair provider to utilize a... Read more

Nevada: NAMIC-Opposed OEM Parts Bill Introduced

February 22, 2019 AB 173, Relating to Repair of Motor Vehicles, has been introduced and assigned to the Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor for a public hearing... Read more

Montana: NAMIC Submits Testimony Opposing Bill Requiring Auto Repair Shops to Strictly Follow Repair Directives of Auto Manufacturers

February 19, 2019 NAMIC has submitted written testimony on SB 251, Conducting Auto Repairs in Accordance with Original Equipment Manufacturer Directives, to the Senate Transportation Committee. The proposed legislation states: Section 1. Automobile repair... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC-Opposed OEM Parts Bill Passes Out of Committee as Amended

February 19, 2019 NAMIC-opposed HB 62, Motor Vehicle Repairs, has passed, as amended, out of the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce. Although the amendments to the bill significantly change the original equipment manufacturer parts requirement in the... Read more

Auto Tariffs Report Submitted to White House

February 19, 2019 Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross submitted a report Feb. 16, as required by statute, on his investigation of whether automotive imports threaten the national security of the United States under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. Read more

Montana: NAMIC-Opposed Bill Requiring Insurers to Pay for OEM Parts has Been Tabled, New OEM Parts Bill Introduced

February 14, 2019 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions, Economic Development and Trade opposing SB 5858, Concerning funding and uses of the military department active state service account... Read more

Wyoming: NAMIC Disseminates Fact Sheet to Legislators on Aftermarket Parts Bill

February 11, 2019 NAMIC-supported SF 95 that would fix problems resulting from the Division of Insurance’s regulation requiring insurers to pay for original equipment manufacturer parts even if not covered by the... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC Submits Written Testimony Opposing OEM Parts Bill

February 5, 2019 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce opposing HB 62, Motor Vehicle Repairs. The proposed legislation would require an insurer to pay for... Read more

Montana: NAMIC Submits Testimony Opposing Bill Requiring Insurers to Pay for OEM Parts

January 30, 2019 NAMIC has submitted written testimony on HB 252, OEM Parts, to the House Business and Labor Committee for the Jan. 31 public hearing... Read more

Wyoming: NAMIC-Supported Aftermarket Parts Bill Passes Out of Committee

January 28, 2019 NAMIC-supported SF 95 has passed, as amended, out of the Senate Transportation Committee. The bill would fix problems resulting from the Division of Insurance’s regulation requiring insurers to pay for... Read more

Legislation to Delay Auto Tariffs Introduced

January 28, 2019 Sens. Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., reintroduced their Automotive Jobs Act, S. 121, from the previous Congress, which would delay the president’s proposed 25 percent tariff on imported automobiles and automotive parts... Read more

Hawaii: Potentially Concerning Consumer Choice on Auto Repair Parts Bill Introduced

January 24, 2019 Sen. Rosalyn Baker, chair of the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health Committee, has introduced SB 823, which would require insurers to... Read more

Hawaii: Concerning OEM Parts Bill Introduced

January 21, 2019 The Hawaii Legislature starts of its legislative session with the introduction of a controversial pro-auto repair body shop bill. HB 62 states, “[t]he legislature finds that motor vehicle owners have the right to expect that their vehicles are repaired... Read more

U.S. Officials Talk Tariffs in China

January 7, 2019 An American trade delegation is in Beijing to begin two days of trade negotiations with China. This is the first time U.S... Read more

President Makes Trade Deals at G20

December 3, 2018 President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met for a working dinner last week at the G20 Summit in Argentina and struck a deal to hold off on additional tariffs on each other’s products until after Jan. 1. The United States already levied a 10... Read more

Trump Administration Reviewing Automobile Parts Tariffs Report

November 19, 2018 President Donald Trump met with his top trade advisors Nov. 13 to discuss a draft report on the Commerce Department investigation into whether automobile and automotive parts imports threaten national... Read more

CRS Reports on US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

November 5, 2018 The Congressional Research Service published a report Oct. 30 on the differences between NAFTA and the newly proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. The new agreement is expected to be signed by all three countries at the G20 later this month. It must... Read more

CDI Issues Opinion Regarding OEM Parts

November 1, 2018 The California Department of Insurance has issued an opinion dated Oct. 8, 2018, addressing two issues regarding the description of and purchasing of original equipment manufacturer parts and non-OEM parts for use in the repair of an insured auto. Read more

USMCA Is New NAFTA

October 8, 2018 The Trump administration announced a new trade agreement Oct. 1, titled the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. Read more

NAMIC Attends Key Senate Committee Hearing on Auto Parts Tariffs

October 1, 2018 The Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing Sept. 26 titled "Impact of Tariffs on the U.S. Auto Industry." Prior to the hearing, NAMIC sent a joint trades letter to the committee explaining the intersection of property/casualty insurance and auto... Read more

New U.S. Tariffs on China Include Auto Parts

September 24, 2018 The Trump administration announced on Sept. 17 new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese-made goods based on the finding in the United States Trade Representative’s investigation of China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. The tariffs will be... Read more

United States Trade Update

September 4, 2018 The recent agreement between the United States and Mexico regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement provided encouragement to the markets that the president’s strategy is paying off. That enthusiasm will be tested this week as the... Read more

Senators Introduce Bill to Hold Off Automobile Tariffs

July 30, 2018 Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Doug Jones, D-Ala., introduced S. 3266, the Automotive Jobs Act of 2018, July 25 to delay the administration’s investigation to determine whether automobiles and automotive parts imports threaten to impair the... Read more

Commerce Department Holds Public Hearing on Auto Parts Tariffs

July 23, 2018 NAMIC attended a July 19 Department of Commerce public hearing on its investigation to determine whether automobiles and automotive parts imports threaten to impair the national security of the United States as defined in section 232 of the Trade... Read more

U.S. Imposes Tariffs on Automobile Parts

July 16, 2018 The United States Trade Representative is implementing Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 to impose two rounds of 25 percent tariffs on products imported from China. The lists cover a range of... Read more

National Security Investigation Could Lead to Tariffs on Imported Automotive Parts

July 2, 2018 NAMIC submitted joint comments with the American Insurance Association and Property Casualty Insurers Association of America to the Commerce Department on June 29 in response to Commerce's investigation to determine the effects on national security... Read more

Administration: Do Imported Auto Parts Threaten U.S. National Security?

June 25, 2018 The secretary of Commerce has initiated an investigation to determine the effects on national security of imports of automobiles, including cars, SUVs, vans, and light trucks, and automotive parts. The investigation, which began on May 23, is... Read more

Rhode Island: House Passes Auto Parts, Repair Bill

June 21, 2018 House Bill 8013, as amended, passed the House on June 19 by a vote of 52-18. While the Senate has already voted on a slightly different bill, Senate Bill 2679 as amended, they are expected to pass the House bill, which contains a glass exemption... Read more

Rhode Island: House Vote on Auto Parts and Repairs (H.8013)

June 18, 2018 The Rhode Island House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on House Bill 8013 Sub A dealing with motor vehicle replacement parts and repairs on the evening of June... Read more

New Hampshire: Insurance Department Issues Guidance Regarding After Market Parts Law

May 11, 2018 The New Hampshire Insurance Department has issued a bulletin providing guidance on the interpretation of NH RSA § 407-D, the “after market parts... Read more

Hawaii: OEM/Aftermarket Parts Bills Die Without Conference Committee Hearing

April 30, 2018 The 2018 legislative session will adjourn May 3 after a roller-coaster ride of activity on two original equipment manufacturer/aftermarket parts bills, HB 1620 and SB 2243... Read more

Hawaii: Senate Changes to OEM/Aftermarket Parts Study Bill Raise Concerns

April 6, 2018 The Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health has amended HB 1620, HD2, OEM/Aftermarket Parts, which was an auto repair parts study bill, to now impose specific original equipment manufacturer parts payment requirements on ... Read more

Rhode Island: Senate Judiciary Committee Considering Additional Parts and Repair Restrictions

April 6, 2018 The Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing April 3 to consider Senate Bill 2679. The bill would limit the ability for insurers to “require any repairer to use repair specifications or procedures that are not in compliance with the ... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC-Supported OEM/Aftermarket Parts Study Bill Passes Out of Committee

March 27, 2018 The Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health has passed as amended HB 1620, HD2, OEM/Aftermarket Parts Study. The bill has been amended to include the contrary provisions of SB 2243, SD1, the aftermarket parts de-facto prohibition ... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC Submits Testimony Supporting OEM/Aftermarket Parts Study Bill

March 21, 2018 The Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health, which passed on a 6-0 vote SB 2243, OEM Parts, a de-facto ban on the use of aftermarket parts in auto insurance claims, will be hearing HB 1620, HD2, OEM/Aftermarket Parts Study. In ... Read more

Hawaii: Competing OEM/Aftermarket Part Bills Moving in Legislature

February 26, 2018 The Senate Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Health passed SB 2243, OEM Parts, on a 6-0 vote, and the bill will now proceed to the Senate for a floor vote. SB 2243 would require... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC Submits Testimony Opposing Aftermarket Parts Prohibition Bill, Testimony Supporting Aftermarket Parts Study Bill

February 21, 2018 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce supporting HB 1620, HD 1, Motor Vehicle Repairs. The association also submitted written testimony to... Read more

Hawaii: NAMIC Submits Testimony Opposing OEM Parts Bill

January 31, 2018 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the House Committee on Intrastate Commerce opposing HB 1620, Motor Vehicle Repairs. The proposed legislation would require an insurer to pay for original equipment manufacturer... Read more

Hawaii: Troubling OEM Parts Bill to be Introduced at Start of Session

January 15, 2018 The 29th Hawaii Legislature is set to convene on Jan. 17. The session will start off with a troubling bill for auto insurers. HB 1620 states, "[t]he legislature finds that motor vehicle owners have the right to... Read more

Wyoming: Governor Signs DOI Proposed Aftermarket Parts Regulation

July 17, 2017 Gov. Matt Mead has signed into law a package of proposed regulations from the Wyoming Department of Insurance, including the controversial proposed amendments to Chapter 19 of... Read more

Wyoming: NAMIC Submits Letter to Governor Requesting Withdrawal of DOI Proposed Aftermarket Parts Regulation

June 15, 2017 NAMIC has sent a letter to Gov. Matt Mead requesting that he have the Wyoming Department of Insurance withdraw its recently approved Proposed Amendments to Chapter 19 of the... Read more

Wyoming: DOI Issues Final Ruling on Proposed Amendments to Aftermarket Parts Regulation

May 16, 2017 The Wyoming Department of Insurance has issued its final ruling on the Proposed Amendments to Chapter 19 of the Regulations on Aftermarket Parts. In the DOI's written response to... Read more

Wyoming: NAMIC Submits Testimony Opposing DOI's Proposed Amendments to Aftermarket Parts Regulation

February 23, 2017 NAMIC submitted written testimony to the Wyoming Department of Insurance opposing its proposed amendments to... Read more

Wyoming: Feedback Requested on Proposed Change to Aftermarket Parts Regulation

February 1, 2017 The Wyoming Department of Insurance has proposed changes to Chapter 19 of the Regulations on Aftermarket Parts. Although the proposed amended regulation has been tendered as a purported "clean-up" regulation, NAMIC is concerned about... Read more

Michigan: Auto Repair Shop Bill Introduced

September 10, 2015 Republican Sen. Dale Zorn introduced on Sept. 9 SB 443 , a bill to prohibit an insurer or other agent from compelling an insured to use a particular repair shop. The measure also has language pertaining to use of aftermarket parts. NAMIC will be working... Read more

Rhode Island: Auto Body Classification Bill Passes Prior to End of Session

July 1, 2015 Legislation to establish a classification system for auto body shops was passed prior to the end of the Rhode Island legislative session on June 25. Meanwhile, a number of bills fell by the wayside as the General Assembly adjourned in abrupt fashion and... Read more

Rhode Island: NAMIC Offers Testimony Opposing Costly Auto Repair, Lawsuit Bills

March 26, 2015 NAMIC submitted testimony to the House Corporations Committee on March 24, opposing three bills – H-5471 , Unfair Practices, and H-5491/5783 , Automobile Body Repair Shops/Motor Vehicle Body Replacement Parts – related to auto repair and litigation. H-5... Read more

Montana: NAMIC Opposes Anti-Consumer Aftermarket Parts Bill Held in Committee

February 5, 2015 The Senate Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs Committee held a public hearing Jan. 26 on the contentious SB 132, Aftermarket Parts bill. Since the hearing, there have been rumors of amendments floating around, but the bill has been tabled by the comm... Read more

Montana: NAMIC Opposes Anti-Consumer Aftermarket Parts Bill

January 26, 2015 NAMIC has submitted written testimony to the Senate Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs Committee for the Jan. 26 public hearing on SB 132, Aftermarket Parts. In the testimony, NAMIC asserted that insurance consumers benefit from laws and regulations ... Read more

New York: Legislative Session Concludes

June 24, 2014 The New York legislative session recessed June 20, and overall it was a good session for the property/casualty insurance industry. Although the Assembly again passed much of its Superstorm Sandy legislative package from 2013, the bills did not gain any ... Read more

New York: NAMIC Opposes Aftermarket Parts Legislation

June 19, 2014 NAMIC opposed aftermarket parts legislation that would prohibit the use of non-OEM parts during the year of manufacture plus the following two years or the length of the vehicle warranty, whichever is later. NAMIC argued that the measure will significan... Read more

Rhode Island: NAMIC Opposes Auto Bills

June 5, 2014 NAMIC opposed several auto bills before the Senate Judiciary Committee. These bills are companions to measures previously heard in the House and were filed on behalf of the auto body repair industry. S. 2834 would establish two classifications of collis... Read more

NAMIC Opposes Legislation to Restrict Use of Aftermarket Parts in Rhode Island

March 19, 2014 The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies offered testimony opposing legislation, H. 7404 , that would further restrict the use of aftermarket parts in auto repairs. “Car repair costs in Rhode Island are already among the highest in the cou... Read more

Rhode Island: NAMIC Opposes Aftermarket Parts Bill

March 19, 2014 NAMIC provided comments to House Corporations Committee in opposition to H.7404. The legislation would expand the restrictions on the use of aftermarket parts from body parts to all types of non-OEM parts. John Murphy State Affairs Director, Northeast R... Read more

Maryland: Contact Members of Senate Finance Committee to Oppose Aftermarket Parts Legislation

March 3, 2014 SB 487 is legislation seeking to restrict both the procurement of auto replacement parts and the use of aftermarket parts. NAMIC lent testimony opposing the bill , and a vote is expected soon in the Senate Finance Committee on which many of the co-spons... Read more

Maryland: NAMIC Opposes Aftermarket Repair Parts Restrictions

February 18, 2014 NAMIC submitted testimony to the Maryland Senate Finance Committee on Feb. 18 to oppose restrictions on the use and procurement of aftermarket parts. The legislation has strong lobby efforts both for and against. NAMIC is working with our trade partners... Read more

NAMIC Seeking Feedback on Kentucky Aftermarket Parts Bill

January 10, 2014 NAMIC is asking members writing in Kentucky to review HB 109 that aims to require motor vehicles that are involved in an accident and are still under a manufacturer's warranty be repaired with new factory parts unless the use of aftermarket parts are ap... Read more

CCP 2012 Registration Open on NAMIC Online

March 6, 2012 NAMIC’s Congressional Contact Program’s 27th season officially began last week as Don Adams, president and CEO of Bear River Mutual Insurance Company, came to Washington, D.C., on behalf of our members doing business in Utah. His visit, where he met wit... Read more

CCP Gets Results for NAMIC’s Agenda

February 7, 2012 NAMIC’s Congressional Contact Program made significant headway last year on legislative issues important to the property/casualty insurance industry. This year, NAMIC will continue to build upon that success by focusing on the legislative priorities set... Read more