85(R) - 2017
Relating to certain insurance practices with respect to repair of motor vehicles.
From the LBB: no significant fiscal implication to the state is anticipated.
HB 3804 would prohibit an automobile insurer from limiting coverage under a policy covering damage to a motor vehicle based on the use of a particular repair person or facility. This would also apply to settling a liability claim by a third party against an insured for property damage.
Vote Recommendation Notes
This bill violates our free market and limited government principles by prohibiting automobile insurers from using standard industry practices that help to control costs for themselves and for their customers. It is not the proper role of government to regulate the provisions of private agreements between insurance companies and their customers. For these reasons, we oppose HB 3804.
American Insurance Association
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Property Casualty Insurers Association of America
Texas Coalition for Affordable Insurance Solutions