A bill that was actively supported by the Restoration Industry Association was signed by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter earlier this year. Rep. Dorothy Butcher (D) successfully sponsored the consumer rights bill – HB 1104, the Insurance Consumer Freedom of Choice Bill, which the association hopes will set a precedent nationwide for consumer freedom of choice in property restoration.

The bill prevents insurance companies from dictating which restoration company must be used in a covered property repair insurance loss.

“We applaud the Colorado state legislature for having the foresight and wisdom to support legislation that will directly benefit their constituents. This law represents a first step, and ensures and preserves a consumer’s right to choose who will restore their home or business following a disaster,” said Don Manger, executive director of RIA.