Recent Proposed Legislation

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Assembly Bill 145

(Introduced Jan. 22, 2009, Last Action Apr. 13, 2009)

This bill amends existing law that prohibits a motor carrier of property from contracting or subcontracting with or otherwise engaging the services of another carrier until the contracting carrier provides a certification of compliance with safety inspection certificate, permit and financial responsibility requirement.


Senate Bill 2252

(Introduced Feb. 26, 2009, Last Action Apr. 20, 2009)

This bill relates to professional liability insurance and requires that certain written claims or actions for damages be reported to the OIR; specifies events given rise to the duty to report claims; requires that certain reports be filed following any calendar year which no claim or action for damages was closed and requires that certain reopened claims be treated as new claims and reported following specified events.


Senate Bill 2412

(Introduced Feb. 27, 2009, Last Action Apr. 21, 2009)

This bill relates to debt settlement services and requires that a person be licensed if he intends to provide or offers to provide debt settlement services.


House Bill 843

(Introduced Mar. 31, 2009, Last Action Apr. 1, 2009)

This bill relates to insurance and extensively revises the requirements for continuing care providers and facilities. 


House Bill 2377

(Introduced Feb. 19, 2009, Last Action Apr. 3, 2009)

This bill creates the local government construction contract bidders act and requires bidders on construction contracts with units of the local government and school districts to comply with applicable laws.



Senate Bill 379

(Introduced Mar. 9, 2009, Last Action Apr. 8, 2009)

This bill relates to the use of insurance loss history and the issuance of dram shop liability insurance.


House Bill 162

(Introduced Jan. 26, 2009, Last Action Apr. 8, 2009)

This bill requires an insured to send a specified notice to the named insured and insurance producer, if any, if an increase in the renewal policy premiums for commercial insurance and workers compensation insurance policies


House Bill 417

(Introduced Feb. 2, 2009, Last Action Apr. 20, 2009)

This bill relates to insurance and provides recovery of the images and attorneys fees for breach of an insurance policy.


By       Daniel W. Gerber and  Kimberlee L. Danieu