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CS/CS/CS/HB 725: Insurance Agents and Adjusters

GENERAL BILL by Economic Affairs Committee ; Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee ; Insurance and Banking Subcommittee ; Hager

Insurance Agents and Adjusters; Revises definitions of "adjuster" & "home state"; revises provisions relating to who may bind insurance coverage; provides applicant is responsible for information in application even if completed by third party; requires application to include statement about method used to meet certain requirements; revises provisions relating to when applicant may apply for license after initial application is denied by DFS; revises provisions relating to license examinations; deletes exemption from examination for certain adjusters; deletes requirement that applicant for public adjuster or public adjuster apprentice be resident of the state; provides for submitting application for examination on designee's website; requires public adjusting firm that adjusts claims exclusively for institutions that guarantee or service mortgages to provide affidavit to insurer with certain information; provides requirements relating to surety bonds; revises scope of examination for all-lines adjuster; provides for e-mailing notices of examinations; specifies how many times applicant may take examination during year; revises provisions relating to continuing education requirements; provides that persons on active military duty may seek waiver; provides for update course & contents of such course; eliminates continuing education advisory board; revises provisions relating to all-lines adjuster license; requires persons transacting mortgage guaranty insurance to be licensed & appointed as credit insurance agent.

Effective Date: 10/1/2012
Last Action: 5/6/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-209, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 643 (Ch. 2012-206)
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/21/2011 House • Filed
11/29/2011 House • Referred to Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee; Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 71
1/9/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Insurance and Banking Subcommittee, 01/11/12, 8:00 am, 404 HOB
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 71
1/11/2012 House • CS by Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 248
1/20/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
1/23/2012 House • Original reference(s) removed: Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee
• CS referred to Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 247
• Now in Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee -HJ 247
• CS by Insurance and Banking Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 244
2/9/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, 02/13/12, 1:45 pm, 404 HOB
2/13/2012 House • CS/CS by Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 602
2/14/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS/CS by Government Operations Appropriations Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 598
2/15/2012 House • Now in Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 631
2/20/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Economic Affairs Committee, 02/22/12, 9:00 am, Reed Hall
2/22/2012 House • CS/CS/CS by- Economic Affairs Committee; YEAS 17 NAYS 0 -HJ 815
2/23/2012 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 812
• CS/CS/CS by Economic Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 798
2/24/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/28/12
2/28/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 862
• Amendment(s) adopted (099489, 289507, 741333, 886269, 907581, 919681) -HJ 863
• Amendment(s) failed (512901) -HJ 863
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/29/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 917
• Amendment(s) adopted (365671) -HJ 918
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 115 NAYS 0 -HJ 919
2/29/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 845
• Referred to Banking and Insurance; Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations; Budget -SJ 845
3/7/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Banking and Insurance; Budget Subcommittee on General Government Appropriations; Budget -SJ 918
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 918
• Substituted for CS/SB 938 -SJ 918
• Read 2nd time -SJ 918
• Read 3rd time -SJ 919
• CS passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 919
3/7/2012 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 1178
4/20/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
5/4/2012 • Approved by Governor
5/6/2012 • Chapter No. 2012-209, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/HB 643 (Ch. 2012-206)