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HF 3981

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 02/19/2024 02:11pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/16/2024

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to consumer protection; requiring written estimates to be provided for
repairs costing more than $100; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, sections
325F.56, subdivision 2; 325F.62, subdivision 3.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 325F.56, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.


"Repairs" means work performed for a total price of more than $100
deleted text begin and less than $7,500deleted text end , including the price of parts and materials, to restore a malfunctioning,
defective, or worn motor vehicle, appliance, or dwelling place used primarily for personal,
family, or household purposes and not primarily for business or agricultural purposes.
"Repairs" do not include service calls or estimates.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 325F.62, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Required notice to be displayed.

Each shop shall conspicuously display a
sign that states the following: "Upon a customer's request, this shop is required to provide
a written estimate for repairs costing new text begin more than new text end $100 deleted text begin to $7,500deleted text end if the shop agrees to perform
the repairs. The shop's final price cannot exceed its written estimate by more than ten percent
without the prior authorization of the customer. You must request that the estimate be in
writing. An oral estimate is not subject to the above repair cost limitations. If the shop
charges a fee for the storage or care of repaired motor vehicles or appliances, the shop shall
conspicuously display a sign that states the amount assessed for storage or care, when the
charge begins to accrue, and the interval of time between assessments."