Legislative News

AGSC/NWRD Active on Legislation in Several States

The mission of the Auto Glass Safety Council (and the National Windshield Repair Division) is to make every auto glass repair and replacement safer by developing and maintaining standards for auto glass repair and replacement, educating and accrediting the industry, … Continue reading

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AGSC/NWRD Conducts Briefings for Policymakers

As part of the ongoing effort to educate policy makers and advocate for state legislation that incorporate auto glass safety standards, AGSC/NWRD recently conducted glass safety briefings in Maryland and California. On December 13, 2021, member Novus Glass hosted a … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Legislation Introduced in Massachusetts and Virginia

Legislation that would create state auto glass safety standards was introduced in the state legislatures of Massachusetts and Virginia in early January. The Auto Glass Safety Council is in strong support of both pieces of legislation and is urging to … Continue reading

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Maryland Proposes New Auto Glass Replacement Safety Regulations

On August 27, the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) issued proposed Safety Glass Replacement Standards regulations pursuant to Maryland Ch. 461 (H.B. 519) Acts of 2021, the new auto glass safety replacement law passed by the state legislature earlier this … Continue reading

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AGSC Government Relations Committee to Meet October 21

The AGSC Government Relations Committee, chaired by AGSC Secretary/Treasurer Mike Schenian of City Auto Glass, South Saint Paul, MN, will hold its next meeting via conference call on Thursday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. EST. The Committee will discuss efforts … Continue reading

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AGSC Designated “Highway Safety Champion”

The Auto Glass Safety Council has been designated a “2021 Highway Safety Champion” by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). AGSC is working with GHSA, comprised of lead Highway Safety officials in each state government, to improve windshield safety and … Continue reading

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Florida Assignment of Benefits Bill Fails

The 2021 Florida Legislative Session concluded this week with controversial auto glass Assignment of Benefits legislation never having moved out of a Senate committee.  The bill, S 906, sought to prohibit glass shops from offering anything of value in exchange … Continue reading

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Connecticut Physical Presence Bill Fails

A Connecticut bill that proposed to require motor vehicle glass repair and replacement shops maintain physical places of business within the state failed in the Joint Committee on General Law. The legislation introduced by Rep. Jason Perillo, H 6220, will … Continue reading

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Maryland Enacts Auto Glass Safety Bill

Maryland auto glass safety legislation became law on June 1 with the expiration of the state’s veto deadline. The law requires the state Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) to adopt regulations that “meet or exceed” the Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS). The … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Bill Passed in Maryland

by Seth Maiman AGSC Director of Public Affairs Auto glass safety advocates are rejoicing as the Maryland General Assembly legislation that will incorporate the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS) into state law is passed. An idea that began with the … Continue reading

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