June 2, 2022

PIANY top-priority photo inspection bill heads to governor’s desk

ALBANY, NY—The Professional Insurance Agents of New York State congratulates the New York state Senate for passing S.6028 (by a vote of 56 to 7) on June 1. Sponsored by Sen. Neil D. Breslin, D-44, this bill would make photo inspections of private passenger automobiles optional.

Currently, many consumers are required to get a photo inspection of their vehicle within 14 days of purchase. This bill would allow insurance companies to choose if or when photo inspections need to be performed. The Assembly same-as bill—A.6877, sponsored by Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski Jr., D-96—passed the chamber in April.

“PIANY thanks Sen. Breslin and Assemblyman Zebrowski for sponsoring these bills and working to get them passed in their respective houses this legislative session,” said PIANY President Tim Dean, CIC, CRM. “PIANY has made this legislation a top priority for a number of years, and we thank all our members who contacted their state legislators on behalf of these bills, and we now urge the governor to sign the bill into law to help remove this outdated practice that can be burdensome on consumers.”


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