Auto Glass Safety Bills Introduced in Virginia and Massachusetts

Auto glass safety bills have been introduced in the legislatures in Virginia and Massachusetts.

Both bills refer to the present Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) as a basis for proposed new state regulations, much like legislation enacted in 2021 in Maryland. The Auto Glass Safety Council supports the bills.

HB 699 was introduced in the Virginia House of Delegates by  Del. Mark Keam. It directs Virginia State Police to encourage regulations that any glass replacements in the state must be consistent with AGSC standards.

HD 4724 was introduced by Massachusetts Reps. Josh Cutler and Kathleen LaNatra on Jan. 7, and defines “aftermarket safety glass replacement” as vehicle glass replacement services performed after original installation by the vehicle manufacturer. It would require that products and services meet or exceed OEM specifications; safety glass meets ANSI Z26.1 and applicable federal standards; and safety glass replacement meet or exceed AGRSS Standard.

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