The South Carolina Glass Association (SCGA) has been successful in getting proposed anti-steering legislation passed through the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee. Senate Bill 513 has now been passed along to the full committee for consideration despite opposition from the insurance industry and others. The legislature has finished up its year at this point and will reconvene in early January.
At that time, SCGA officials are "optimistic" that the bill will be approved by the entire Judiciary Committee, although as one activist put it, "We have our work cut out for us, but we're where we want to be."
SCGA officials also pointed out that many Carolina glass dealers showed up at the subcommittee hearings to show support for the legislation.
The bill, if accepted by the Senate, would make it "an unfair trade practice for a motor vehicle repair business to administer insurance claims for motor vehicle repairs."
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