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CS/CS/HB 743: Property Insurance

GENERAL BILL by Regulatory Affairs Committee ; Insurance and Banking Subcommittee ; Hood

Property Insurance; Provides that claim for residential property insurance cannot be denied based on certain credit information; provides that policy or contract may not be cancelled based on certain credit information; revises rule requirements relating to property insurance mediation program administered by DFS; provides grounds for challenging umpire's impartiality in estimating amount of property loss; redefines term "neutral evaluator"; specifies grounds for denying, suspending, or revoking approval of neutral evaluator; establishes Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights for personal lines residential property insurance policyholders; provides that such bill of rights does not provide cause of action; defines terms; provides requirements for emergency mitigation repair agreements; requires emergency mitigation contractor to be appropriately certified or to possess contracting license.

Effective Date: 7/1/2014
Last Action: 4/29/2014 House - Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 708 (Ch. 2014-86), CS/CS/HB 633 (Ch. 2014-123) -HJ 851
Location: Laid on Table
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/27/2014 House • Filed
2/6/2014 House • Referred to Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 64
3/4/2014 House • Introduced -HJ 63
3/7/2014 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, 03/11/14, 9:30 am, Sumner Hall
3/11/2014 House • CS by Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 284
3/13/2014 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
3/14/2014 House • CS by Insurance and Banking Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 282
3/18/2014 House • Original reference(s) removed: Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee
• CS referred to Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 292
• Now in Regulatory Affairs Committee -HJ 292
4/8/2014 House • PCS on Committee agenda-- Regulatory Affairs Committee, 04/10/14, 8:00 am, Sumner Hall
4/10/2014 House • CS/CS by- Regulatory Affairs Committee; YEAS 18 NAYS 0 -HJ 546
4/15/2014 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
4/16/2014 House • CS/CS by Regulatory Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 544
4/17/2014 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 551
4/28/2014 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/29/14
4/29/2014 House • Substituted CS/CS/SB 708 -HJ 851
• Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/SB 708 (Ch. 2014-86), CS/CS/HB 633 (Ch. 2014-123) -HJ 851