R.I. Senate Judiciary Votes for OEM Parts Bill
May 10, 2018—The Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday voted for an amended OEM parts bill, extending the customer-consent requirement from 30 months to the first 48 months of vehicle life.
The bill extends the time Rhode Island insurers must secure consumer consent for aftermarket parts. The bill expands which consumers and parts receive that consideration.
Senators voted for the creation of the bill's Rhode Island General Laws 27-10.2-2 (d), that stated, "No insurance company may require any repairer to use repair procedures that are not in compliance with the recommendations of the original equipment manufacturer".