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Senate Bill 0032


Senate Bill 0032

ARCHIVE (2000)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Insurer practices and victims of abuse. Prohibits an insurer from: (1) refusing to issue or renew automobile or homeowners insurance coverage; (2) restricting or terminating automobile or homeowners insurance coverage; (3) adding a surcharge or rating factor to the premium for automobile or homeowners insurance coverage; or (4) excluding or limiting automobile or homeowners coverage or denying a claim under automobile or homeowners coverage because an individual is, has been, or may be a victim of abuse. Prohibits an insurer from asking an individual covered by or applying for an automobile or homeowners insurance policy if the individual is, has been, or may be a victim of abuse. Makes the violation of one of these prohibitions an unfair and deceptive act or practice in the business of insurance for which the insurance commissioner may impose a civil penalty or suspend or revoke an insurer's certificate of authority.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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