Shirley N. Weber
- District 79
Existing law requires an insurer issuing an automobile collision policy or a policy for comprehensive coverage for a motor vehicle to make the payment in a specified manner if the covered automobile is damaged and the insurer elects to have the automobile repaired. This bill would make that requirement apply to a policy for automobile physical damage coverage, instead of comprehensive coverage, if a covered automobile is damaged by collision or otherwise and the insurer knows that the automobile will be repaired. The bill would state that these provisions do not limit the right of an insured to select the auto body repair shop or other repair facility to repair the damaged vehicle, or to decide not to have the vehicle repaired. The bill would prohibit an insurer from withholding the payment of reasonable repair cost benefits that are otherwise payable under the policy if the insured decides not to have the vehicle repaired. The bill would state that these provisions do not prohibit an insurer from restricting payment in cases of suspected fraud or from including a named loss payee or lienholder as an additional payee on the claims payment check or draft, as described. The bill would also state that these provisions do not prohibit an insurer from requiring that a damaged vehicle be repaired as a condition for payment if the damage to the vehicle is sufficiently serious that safety features that are part of the vehicle's operating systems are compromised. The bill would also make technical changes.
Approved by the Governor.
Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 132, Statutes of 2019.
Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.
Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 2566.).
In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after July 3 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 1868.).
Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (June 12).
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on INS.
In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 72. Noes 0. Page 1191.)
Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.
From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (April 3).
From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on INS. Read second time and amended.
Read first time.
From printer. May be heard in committee March 25.
Introduced. To print.
|Bill Text Versions||Format|
|02/22/19 - Introduced|
|03/28/19 - Amended Assembly|
|04/25/19 - Amended Senate|
|07/09/19 - Enrolled|
|07/30/19 - Chaptered|
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