Legislature convenes on January 9, 2013.
To check the status of Maryland bills, visit http://mlis.state.md.us/#bill.
Description: Prohibits a specified adjuster, appraiser, insurance producer, or employee of an insurer from requiring a motor vehicle repair facility to use a specific vendor or process for the procurement of parts or other materials necessary for the repair of a motor vehicle; prohibiting the insurer from requiring certain repairs to be made using certain aftermarket crash parts; authorizing an insured to consent in a certain manner to the use of certain aftermarket crash parts
Intro Date: 2/13/13
Subject: Tire Sales
Bill: HB 1110
Description: Prohibits a merchant from selling a tire to a consumer as a new tire if the tire is a retreaded, previously used, or recycled tire or was manufactured more than 3 years before the date of sale; requires a merchant who sells a specified tire to a consumer to provide a specified notice and specified disclosure to the consumer relating to tire age and safety. $250 penalty for each violation.
Intro Date: 2/8/13
Subject: Special Two Plate Rules
Bill: HB 577
Description: Providing, for a vehicle required to display two registration plates, that the front registration plate may be stored inside the vehicle in a specified manner if the vehicle was manufactured without a means to secure and display a front plate.
Intro Date: 1/31/13
Subject: Single Plate Bill
Bill: HB 562
Description: Requires the Motor Vehicle Administration to issue a single registration plate to all classes of vehicles; and requires that the single registration plate be attached on the front of tractors and on the rear of all other vehicles.
Intro Date: 1/31/13
Subject: Vintage Plates
Bills: SB 39 and HB 977
Description: Provides for the creation of a specially designed vintage reproduction registration plate; provides for initial and continuing fees.
Intro Date: 1/9/13 and 2/8/13
Subject: Seatbelt Requirements
Bill: HB 36
Description: Requires all seat belts to meet FMVSS in effect at the time vehicle was manufactured.
Intro Date: 12/17/12
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