language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to commerce; regulating conduct of an insurer in collision cases;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 72B.092, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
No adjuster or insurer, director, officer, broker, agent, attorney-in-fact, employee, or other representative of an insurer shall in collision cases:
(a) limit the freedom of an insured or claimant to choose the shop;
(b) require that an insured or claimant present the claim or the automobile for loss adjustment or inspection at a "drive-in" claim center or any other similar facility solely under the control of the insurer;
(c) engage in boycotts, intimidation or coercive tactics in negotiating repairs to damaged motor vehicles which they insure or are liable to claimants to have repaired; or
(d) attempt to secure, except in an emergency, the insured's or claimant's signature authorizing the party securing the signature to act in behalf of the insured or claimant in selection of a repair shop facility
Presented to the governor May 14, 2007
Signed by the governor May 17, 2007, 3:35 p.m.