Legislation would allow the use of digital images to prepare estimates.
The Pennsylvania Senate Banking and Insurance Committee approved House Bill 1638 (HB1638) yesterday by a vote of 8-3.
HB1638 proposes to amend the 1972 Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser Act to eliminate the requirement for physical inspections.
Section 11(c) of the Appraiser Act currently requires a personal inspection in the preparation of an estimate stating, “No appraiser shall secure or use repair estimates that have been obtained by the use of photographs, telephone calls or in any manner other than a personal inspection.”
HB1638 proposes to eliminate that requirement