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Substitute Senate Bill No. 479

Public Act No. 04-108

AN ACT CONCERNING PROPERTY CASUALTY INSURANCE LOSS CONTAINMENT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2004) Prior to commencing any repair or remediation pursuant to a loss covered under a personal risk insurance policy, as defined in section 38a-663 of the general statutes, or a commercial risk policy, as defined in section 38a-663 of the general statutes, the person who will perform the repair or remediation shall provide the insured with a written notice that indicates the scope of the work to be completed and the estimated total price. Such notice shall not be required for (1) any repair of an automobile that is subject to chapter 700 of the general statutes, or (2) any repair that is subject to chapter 400 of the general statutes. As used in this section, "remediation" includes, but is not limited to, cleaning services.

Approved May 21, 2004