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40-2,155.Motor vehicle glass replacement; prohibitions; rights of the insured. (a) Any insurance company, including such company's agents and adjusters, that issues or renews a policy of insurance in this state covering, in whole or in part, a motor vehicle may not:

(1) Require that a person insured under such policy use a particular company or location for providing motor vehicle glass replacement, glass repair services or glass products insured in whole or in part by such policy; or

(2) engage in any act or practice of intimidation, coercion or threat for or against an insured person or infer or mislead such insured person to use a particular company or location to provide motor vehicle glass replacement, glass repair services or glass products insured in whole or in part under the terms of an insurance policy.

(b) (1) An insurance company may provide an insured with a list that includes the names of particular companies or locations providing motor vehicle glass replacement, glass repair services or glass products if some of the listed companies or locations are reasonably close and convenient to the insured. The insurance company may restrict the list to those companies or locations that meet reasonable standards of quality, service and safety.

(2) The insured may use a nonlisted company or location at the insured's sole discretion, and subject to the provisions of paragraph (3) of this subsection and subsection (c), the insurance company will fully and promptly pay for the cost of motor vehicle glass replacement, glass repair services or glass products provided, less any deductible under the terms of the policy.

(3) If the insured does not use a list as provided in paragraph (1) of subsection (b), the insurer may require the insured to obtain not more than three competitive bids to establish the cost of motor vehicle glass replacement, glass repair services or glass products provided.

(c) This section does not require an insurer to pay more for motor vehicle glass replacement, glass repair services or glass products than the lowest prevailing market price.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, an insurance company may agree to pay the full cost of glass replacement or repair.

(e) For purposes of this section, "lowest prevailing market price" means the lowest market price in a local area.

History: L. 1994, ch. 302, § 11; July 1.



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