AB 1538

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 22, 2019
  • Passed Assembly Apr 11, 2019
  • Passed Senate Jul 01, 2019
  • Signed by Governor Jul 30, 2019

Automobile collision coverage: payment for repairs.

Abstract

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.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Jul 30, 2019

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 132, Statutes of 2019.

Jul 19, 2019

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 1:30 p.m.

Jul 08, 2019

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 77. Noes 0. Page 2566.).

Jul 01, 2019

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after July 3 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 1868.).

Jun 13, 2019

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jun 12, 2019

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 13. Noes 0.) (June 12).

Apr 25, 2019

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on INS.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-1
Com. on INS.

Apr 24, 2019

Senate

Referred to Com. on INS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

Apr 11, 2019

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 72. Noes 0. Page 1191.)

Apr 04, 2019

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 03, 2019

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 14. Noes 0.) (April 3).

Apr 01, 2019

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on INS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

Mar 28, 2019

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on INS. Read second time and amended.

Mar 14, 2019

Assembly

Referred to Com. on INS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

Feb 25, 2019

Assembly

Read first time.

Feb 23, 2019

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 25.

Feb 22, 2019

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB1538 HTML
02/22/19 - Introduced PDF
03/28/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/25/19 - Amended Senate PDF
07/09/19 - Enrolled PDF
07/30/19 - Chaptered PDF

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