California Senate Bill 119
(Introduced Feb. 2, 2009, Last Action May 5, 2009)
This bill deletes the expiration date for existing law that prohibits the bringing of an action for statements made in bad faith against an insurer issuing professional liability insurance policies to health care providers unless the statement was made under a specified circumstance.
Connecticut Senate Bill 212
(Introduced Jan. 21, 2009, Last Action May 5, 2009)
This bill prohibits the cancellation fee for certain automobile liability insurance policyholders.
Connecticut Senate Bill 961
(Introduced Feb. 19, 2009, Last Action May 6, 2009)
This bill concerns medical malpractice data reporting and adds clarifying definitions.
(Introduced Feb. 16, 2009, Last Action May 1, 2009)
This bill relates to Workers Compensations attorneys fees and clarifies the requirements for payment of fees and costs under the retainer agreement.
Illinois House Bill 370
(Introduced Jan. 28, 2009, Last Action May 7, 2009)
This bill amends the Illinois Vehicle Code and provides that a person commits the offense of operation of an uninsured motor vehicle causing bodily harm when the person operates a motor vehicle in violation of the mandatory insurance provisions of the Illinois Vehicle Code requiring certain motor vehicles operated on public highways to be covered by a liability insurance policy.
Illinois House Bill 418
(Introduced Feb. 3, 2009, Last Action May 7, 2009)
This bill amends the use of credit information and Personal Insurance Act and provides that if an insurer denies, cancels or does not renew a policy of personal insurance based on credit information the insurer must provide an effected party with an explanation and give the party an opportunity to explain the credit information.
Maryland House Bill 165
(Introduced Jan. 26, 2009, Last Action May 7, 2009)
This bill prohibits an insurer from mid-term cancelling a policy of personal, commercial or motor vehicle liability insurance unless the insured determines that there exists misrepresentation or fraud in connection with the application, policy, presentation of a claim, change in risk or non-payment of premium.
Nebraska Legislative Bill 208
(Introduced Jan. 13, 2009, Last Action May 6, 2009)
This bill amends provisions concerning fraudulent insurance acts and provides that it is a Fraudulent Insurance Act to knowingly provide false information to an insurer concerning the number, location or classification of employees for the purpose of lessening or reducing the premium otherwise chargeable for Workers Compensation insurance coverage.
North Carolina House Bill 334
(Introduced Feb. 26, 2009, Last Action May 6, 2009)
This bill amends the skier safety statutes to clarify the respective duties of ski area operators and skiers and to make to other related changes.
New Jersey Senate Bill 2766
(Introduced Apr. 27, 2009, Last Action May 4, 2009)
This bill prohibits the use of insurance scoring by property-casualty insurers in the rate making for personal lines insurance coverage.
Oklahoma Senate Bill 503
(Introduced Jan. 9, 2009, Last Action May 6, 2009)
This bill creates the household goods act and regulates in trusty transportation by motor carriers of such goods.
Oklahoma Senate Bill 700
(Introduced Jan. 15, 2009, Last Action May 6, 2009)
This bill relates to motor vehicles and relates to compulsory liability insurance.
Oklahoma Senate Bill 1022
(Introduced Jan. 16, 2009, Last Action May 5, 2009)
This bill relates to insurance and expands the scope of examinations and requires insurers to file certain statements with the insurance commissioner.
Oregon House Bill 3345
(Introduced Mar. 11, 2009, Last Action May 6, 2009)
This bill modifies the circumstances under which attorneys fees may be awarded in Workers Compensation claims and requires the adjustment of the amount of certain attorneys fees based on an increase in average weekly wage.
Pennsylvania House Bill 400
(Introduced Mar. 19, 2009, Last Action May 5, 2009)
This bill creates the Construction Work Place Broad Act. It relates to misclassification of construction employees and specifies the criteria for independent contractors in the construction industry.
Pennsylvania Senate Bill 837
(Introduced May 1, 2009, Last Action May 1, 2009)
This bill amends the vehicle code and further provides for exclusion from benefits. It provides for liability to innocent third parties. It prohibits an insurer from excluding benefits to or denies coverage for damage to property of an innocent third party who sustains a loss caused by the conduct of the insured while the insured commits a felony.
South Carolina Senate Bill 168
(Introduced Dec. 10, 2008, Last Action May 5, 2009)
This bill relates to medical malpractice insurance and provides that a licensed health care provider who renders medical services voluntarily and without compensation and seeks no reimbursement from charitable and government sources and provides notice to the patient or patient provider is not liable for any civil damages for any act or omission.
Tennessee House Bill 669
(Introduced Feb. 10, 2009, Last Action May 5, 2009)
This bill relates to motor vehicles and requires liability insurance to be a maintained in all motor vehicles operated in Tennessee.
Texas Senate Bill 1257
(Introduced Mar. 3, 2009, Last Action May 4, 2009)
This bill relates to the regulation of certain market conduct activities of certain life, accident and health insurers and health benefit plan issuers. It provides civil liability and administrative and criminal penalties.
Texas Senate Bill 1815
(Introduced Mar. 11, 2009, Last Action May 2, 2009)
This bill relates to immunity from liability for doctors performing certain services at the request of the Division of Workers Compensation of the Department of Insurance.
West Virginia Senate Bill 631
(Introduced Mar. 18, 2009, Last Action May 6, 2009)
This bill provides that an insurer may, after furnishing specified notice, cancel an automobile liability insurance policy if the insured fails to make payment of the premium when due.
Wisconsin Senate Bill 182
(Introduced May 4, 2009, Last Action May 4, 2009)
This bill relates to Statute of Limitations for intention of torts.
By Kimberlee L. Danieu