Fla. governor signs AOB overhaul legislation | Disaster aid measure with NFIP extension gains Senate approval | APCIA's O'Brien: ADAS needs calibration after windshield repair
May 24, 2019
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Fla. governor signs AOB overhaul legislation
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed legislation overhauling assignment of benefits in the state, saying the measure expands consumer safeguards against predatory practices. APCIA's Logan McFaddin said, "This law will protect Florida home and business owners alike from bad actors who are taking advantage of them and our legal system just to put more money in their own pockets."
Florida Politics (5/23) 
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Disaster aid measure with NFIP extension gains Senate approval
A bill to provide $19.1 billion in aid for areas affected by flooding, wildfires and other disasters has received Senate approval, and it also has the White House's support. The bill includes a reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program through Sept. 30.
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) (5/23),  Roll Call (free content) (5/23) 
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APCIA's O'Brien: ADAS needs calibration after windshield repair
APCIA's Frank O'Brien said at a Rhode Island legislative hearing that vehicles with advanced driver-assistance systems require calibration after windshield repairs. He pointed out, however, that certain original equipment manufacturers require the use of their adhesive, glass, technician and facility for windshield replacements.
Repairer Driven News (5/23) 
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NASA testing focuses on drone traffic management
NASA is conducting tests in Nevada and Texas as it looks to craft a program for managing unmanned aerial vehicles delivering a wide range of products. The GPS-equipped drones in the tests use onboard tracking systems linked to NASA computers to prevent collisions.
The Associated Press (5/24) 
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Mich. auto insurance petition effort moves forward
The Citizens for Lower Auto Insurance Rates, backed by Quicken Loans' founder, has filed to collect signatures on a petition that would allow a Michigan auto insurance overhaul to take effect without the governor's approval, with the alternative being a 2020 ballot question on the issue. State lawmakers have scheduled a session today in hopes of agreeing to and voting on legislation designed to reduce auto insurance rates in the state.
MLive (Michigan) (5/23),  Detroit Free Press (5/23) 
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APCIA members: Take advantage of discounted rates to InsureTech Connect
APCIA members: Take advantage of discounted rates to InsureTech Connect
APCIA is a proud partner for the 2019 InsureTech Connect Conference taking place Sept. 23 to 25 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas! With an estimated 7000-plus attendees, ITC will be one of the most sought-after destinations for tech entrepreneurs, investors and insurance industry executives from around the world. Our members receive a discount on the registration fee. Learn more.
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