Bi-Weekly Insurance Legislative Update (50 States)

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Senate Bill 156

(Introduced Feb. 12, 2009, Last Action July 13, 2009)

This bill amends existing law that provides for prevention, detection and investigation of insurance fraud to include Workers’ Compensation and requires insurers to disclose Workers’ Compensation insurance fraud incidents.  It also protects a person sharing information pursuant to the authorization from civil liability.


House Bill 201

(Introduced Apr. 7, 2009, Last Action July 9, 2009)

This bill relates to automobile property casualty and liability insurance policy and provides for non-renewal of any policy in effect for less than 60 days at the time of notice of cancellation.

New Jersey

Assembly Bill 3569

(Introduced Dec. 15, 2008, Last Action July 10, 2009)

This bill relates to Workers’ Compensation and employers misrepresentation of one or more employees as independent contractors.

New York

Assembly Bill 9036

(Introduced June 20, 2009, Last Action July 11, 2009)

This bill relates to extending the dates for increasing and imposing malpractice and professional medical conduct insurance rates by the superintendent of insurance.

North Carolina

House Bill 334

(Introduced Feb. 26, 2009, Last Action July 17, 2009)

This bill amends the skier safety statutes to clarify the respective duties of ski area operators and skiers and to make other related changes.

North Carolina

Senate Bill 660

(Introduced Mar. 18, 2009, Last Action July 16, 2009)

This bill provides an alternative method of determining property damages as a part of motor vehicle liability insurance.


House Bill 2369

(Introduced Jan. 12, 2009, Last Action July 17, 2009)

This bill provides that a release for bodily injuries obtained by motor vehicle liability insurer with a specified number of days following an accident may not ensure the ability of the insured to recover personal injury benefits by subrogation.


House Bill 783

(Introduced Jan. 26, 2009, Last Action July 9, 2009)

This bill relates to liability of a public utility bill that allows recreational use of the land that the public utility owns, occupies or leases.  It provides for a purchase of general liability insurance policy to insure the public utility for liability arising from the public use.


By Kimberlee L. Danieu