(Providence, RI) -- The Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee is approving a bill that expands the use of after-market parts for repaired motor vehicles. The committee on Tuesday passed Senate Bill 2679, which says insurance companies cannot mandate the use of the parts which are less than 48 months beyond the date of manufacture. The current law is 30 months. The Auto Body Association of Rhode Island was a major supporter of the bill, but insurance industry officials warn it could result in higher premiums for Rhode Island drivers.
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