|TO:||All Massachusetts Private Passenger Automobile Insurers|
|FROM:||Julianne M. Bowler, Commissioner of Insurance|
|DATE:||June 12, 2002|
|RE:||Implementation of amendments to 211 CMR 94.00|
In November, 2001 the Automobile Insurers Bureau proposed changes to 211 CMR 94.00, the regulation addressing mandatory pre-insurance inspections of private passenger motor vehicles. A hearing on the proposed changes took place on April 2, 2002, and the regulation, in final form, was published in the Massachusetts Register of May 10, 2002, and took effect on that day. At no time during the review process did the AIB or any individual insurer request a future effective date for the regulatory changes.
The AIB thereafter asked to postpone the effective date of those changes to permit the companies to reprogram their computer systems and to set up the additional methods for providing lists of inspection sites to consumers that the regulation allows. Rather than amend the regulation, we are issuing this bulletin on procedures for phasing-in the new requirements.
So long as insurers comply with the timetables in this bulletin, the Division will not take any enforcement action against insurers for failure to comply immediately with the requirements of the regulation, as amended.