Kentucky Bill Modeled After Florida Auto Glass Legislation Signed into Law

The Governor of Kentucky has signed into law a bill to regulate the auto glass industry. The Kentucky law was modeled after a similar one passed in Florida last year.

The new law, which disallows the assignment of benefits in the auto glass industry, bans companies from offering incentives such as rebates, gift cards, or “anything of value” in exchange for auto glass insurance claims.

Auto glass shops are now required to inform customers if their vehicles have Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology and will require recalibration after servicing. Before contracting the job, the shop must also get an insurance claim number or waiver of insurance.

Seth Maiman, public affairs director for the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC), has been monitoring the law since its inception. He says the Kentucky version was heavily inspired by a Florida law passed in 2023, both influenced by various consumer advocacy groups.

“I think the advocates know to prohibit the assignment of benefits and to prohibit the giving of anything of value,” he says. “They also advocate for the calibration legislation.”

Maiman says this type of legislation may not stop with Kentucky.

“I think if auto glass operators engage in this type of solicitation that alarms consumer advocates, I think it’s possible [other states will adopt similar legislation],” he says.

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1 Response to Kentucky Bill Modeled After Florida Auto Glass Legislation Signed into Law

  1. Kelly White says:

    Law already exists in Massachusetts ! Doesn’t stop CRS’s from demanding gift cards from Vendors. It’s NOT a kickback till you TAKE it!

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