Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 100A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1990 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following two sentences:- No person shall engage in motor vehicle repair unless such person is registered as a motor vehicle repair shop under this chapter. Any person desiring to be registered as a motor vehicle repair shop shall make written application under oath to the director on a form provided by him.
SECTION 2. Section 7 of said chapter 100A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph.
SECTION 3. Said chapter 100A is hereby further amended by striking out section 8, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 8. No registered motor vehicle repair shop or other person shall: (a) advertise for motor vehicle repair in the commonwealth without including the number of its certificate of registration issued by the director as a part of the advertisement; (b) with respect to any repair paid for in whole or in part by an insurer, fail to charge all or any part of the applicable deductible to be paid by the insured, or give any rebate, gift, prize, premium, bonus, fee or any other monetary or tangible thing to the insured or any other person not in the employ of the repair shop as an inducement to have the repair made at the repair shop; (c) charge or offer to charge a higher rate or discount for an insured repair than for an uninsured repair; (d) make any false or fraudulent statement in connection with any repair or attempt to collect for a repair; (e) without lawful authority, prevent the owner of a motor vehicle from recovering the same.
SECTION 4. Section 9 of said chapter 100A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1, the words "or unregistered".