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CS/SB 1592: Civil Remedies Against Insurers

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary ; Thrasher

Civil Remedies Against Insurers; Revises provisions relating to civil actions against insurers. Revises the grounds for bringing an action based on the insurer's failure to accept an offer to settle within policy limits. Provides that the insurer has an affirmative defense if a third-party claimant or the insured fails to cooperate with the insurer. Provides that certain refusals to act by the insurer are not presumptive evidence of bad faith. Provides for the relationship of the act to the common law and prior judicial decisions, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2011
Last Action: 5/7/2011 Senate - Died in Budget, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 4081 (Ch. 2011-11)
Location: In committee/council (BC)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Judiciary (JU)
  2. Budget (BC)
  3. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/3/2011 Senate • Filed
3/7/2011 Senate • Referred to Banking and Insurance; Budget -SJ 106
• Original reference(s)- removed: Banking and Insurance
• References corrected to Judiciary; Budget
• Now in Judiciary
3/8/2011 Senate • Introduced -SJ 106
3/17/2011 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Judiciary, 03/22/11, 8:00 am, 110 Senate Office Building
3/22/2011 Senate • CS by Judiciary; YEAS 4 NAYS 3 -SJ 286
3/24/2011 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
• CS by Judiciary read 1st time -SJ 290
3/28/2011 Senate • Now in Budget
4/7/2011 Senate • Also referred to Rules -SJ 461
5/7/2011 Senate • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Budget, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 4081 (Ch. 2011-11)