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CS/CS/SB 1598: Consumer Protection

GENERAL BILL by Appropriations ; Banking and Insurance ; Gruters

Consumer Protection; Deleting authorization for consumer reporting agencies to charge a fee for reissuing or providing a new unique personal identifier to a consumer; revising a requirement for persons licensed or authorized by the Department of Financial Services or the Office of Insurance Regulation to respond to the department’s Division of Consumer Services regarding consumer complaints; deleting a fee for adjusting firm licenses; authorizing the department to disapprove the use of insurance agency names containing the word “Medicare” or “Medicaid”; revising the timeframes in which an insured or a claimant may cancel a public adjuster’s contract to adjust a claim without penalty or obligation; revising disclosure requirements for certain classes of insurance before being eligible for export under the Surplus Lines Law, etc.

Effective Date: except as otherwise provided
Last Action: 6/17/2021 - Chapter No. 2021-104, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/SB 76 (Ch. 2021-77)
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/24/2021 Senate • Filed
3/2/2021 Senate • Referred to Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; Appropriations -SJ 153
• Introduced -SJ 152
3/11/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Banking and Insurance, 03/16/21, 9:30 am, 412 Knott Building
3/16/2021 Senate • CS by Banking and Insurance; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -SJ 271
3/17/2021 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
3/18/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government
• CS by Banking and Insurance read 1st time -SJ 278
3/19/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government, 03/24/21, 4:30 pm, 110 Senate Building
3/24/2021 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS/CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -SJ 325
3/26/2021 Senate • Now in Appropriations
4/12/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/15/21, 9:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/14/2021 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations, 04/19/21, 10:00 am, 412 Knott Building
4/15/2021 Senate • CS/CS by- Appropriations; YEAS 11 NAYS 9 -SJ 472
4/18/2021 Senate • Pending reference review -under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
4/19/2021 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/21/21 -SJ 559
4/20/2021 Senate • CS/CS by Appropriations read 1st time -SJ 484
4/21/2021 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 515
• Amendment(s) failed (332786) -SJ 558
• Placed on 3rd reading
4/22/2021 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 576
• CS passed; YEAS 34 NAYS 3 -SJ 577
4/22/2021 House • In Messages
4/26/2021 House • Bill referred to House Calendar
• Bill added to Special Order Calendar (4/27/2021)
• 1st Reading (Committee Substitute 2)
4/27/2021 House • Read 2nd time
• Placed on 3rd reading
• Added to Third Reading Calendar
4/28/2021 House • Read 3rd time
• CS passed; YEAS 114, NAYS 1
• Message sent to senate
4/28/2021 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 846
6/14/2021 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
6/16/2021 • Approved by Governor
6/17/2021 • Chapter No. 2021-104, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/SB 76 (Ch. 2021-77)