Legislation removes prohibition against the use of digital photographs and video during the auto claim process. Measure moves to Governor for final approval.
The Pennsylvania House of Representative yesterday approved Senate amendments to House Bill 1638 (HB1638) by a vote 129-59. HB1638 amends the 1972 Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser Act to eliminate the requirement for physical inspections and remove restriction upon the use of photographs to estimate vehicle damage.
The bill has been opposed by Pennsylvania Collision Trade Guild who testified against the legislation during a hearing before the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee earlier this year.