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PIANJ bill tracking and priority billsApril 1, 2014

PIA priority bills will be highlighted in grey.

 

Bill No.       

Status

PIA position
Auto
S-1126

Turner—This bill requires the Department of Banking and Insurance to conduct an investigation of practices of the automobile insurance industry in regard to increases in automobile insurance premiums for drivers who have had motor vehicle driver's license suspensions for any reasoneither driving-related or not. Further, Department of Banking and Insurance is to investigate the use of credit ratings and addresses in determining premiums for drivers.

An act concerning automobile insurance practices and supplementing Title 17 of the Revised Statutes.

Last Action S-1126: 1/30/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 
A-1807

WilsonThis bill allows private-passenger automobile insurers to use motor vehicle usage information obtained through vehicle-monitoring devices, self-reporting requirements or other means appropriate for underwriting and classification in formulating their underwriting rules.

An act concerning certain automobile insurance underwriting rules.

Last Action A-1807: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

 
A-2567
S-1861

StenderThis bill requires private-passenger automobile insurance buyer's guide to include both range of premium rate credit and actual dollar savings for coverage selections.

An act concerning private-passenger automobile insurance coverage selection and amending P.L. 1983, c.362.

Last Action A-2567: 2/10/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
Last Action S-1861: 3/24/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 
S-518

Gill/VitaleThis bill prohibits the use of education and occupation as rating factors in automobile insurance underwriting.

An act concerning certain automobile insurance underwriting rules, amending P.L. 1997, c.151 and supplementing P.L. 1972, c. 70 (C.39:6A-1 et seq.).

Last Action S-518: 1/14/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 
Certificates
A-1072

Schaer/Eustace/Kean/Mosquera/CiattarelliThis bill, entitled the "Certificates of Insurance Act," is based on the Certificates of Insurance Model Act adopted by the National Conference of Insurance Legislators. The bill establishes standards for the proper issuance of certificates of insurance and authorizes the Department of Banking and Insurance to impose penalties against any person who violates the provisions of this article.

An act concerning certificates of insurance.

Last Action A-1072: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

 
S-533

Gill/BatemanThis bill, entitled the "Certificates of Insurance Act," is based on the Certificates of Insurance Model Act adopted by the National Conference of Insurance Legislators.

An act concerning certificates of insurance.

Last Action S-533: 1/14/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 
Commission disclosure

A-791
S-1185

Coughlin—This bill makes various technical changes to the laws establishing the New Jersey Individual Health Coverage and the New Jersey Small Employer Health Benefits programs and to the New Jersey FamilyCare and charity care programs.

An act concerning health insurance coverage and revising parts of statutory law.

Last Action A-791: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
Last Action S-1185: 1/30/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 
S-1175

Vitale—This bill clarifies that the insurance broker transparency requirement only applies to the sale of health benefit plans.

An act concerning insurance producers and amending P.L. 2008, c. 38.

Last Action S-1175: 1/30/14 Introduced, Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 
A-1691

Wisniewski/Prieto/Quijano/Moriarty/Chivukula—This bill requires health insurers to disclose broker commissions to purchasers.

An act concerning health benefits broker commissions and amending P.L. 2008, c.38.

Last Action A-1691: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

 
Company/miscelleneous
A-1077

Schaer—This bill requires that definition of occurrence in certain property damage liability insurance policies include coverage for faulty workmanship.

An act concerning commercial liability insurance and supplementing Chapter 29 of Title 17 of the Revised Statutes.

Last Action A-1077: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

 
A-1474
S-1385

Diegnan/Lampitt/Moriarty/Mosquera/Barnes—This bill prohibits use of anti-concurrent causation clauses in homeowners insurance policies.

An act concerning homeowners insurance and supplementing Title 17 of the Revised Statutes.

Last Action A-1474: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
Last Action S-1385: 2/27/14 Introduced; Referred to Commerce Committee

 
A-1391

Wimberly—This bill requires notice of cancellation or nonrenewal of automobile and homeowners insurance policies to be sent by certified mail, return-receipt requested.

An act concerning the cancellation or nonrenewal of certain insurance policies and amending P.L. 1968, c. 131 and P.L. 1968, c. 158.

Last Action A-1391: 3/13/14 Posted for Discussion Only; Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

 
A-2011

Greenwalk/Schaer—This bill decreases the premium receipts tax for surplus-lines insurance coverage.

An act concerning the taxation of surplus-lines insurance and amending P.L. 1960, c. 32.

Last Action A-2011: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

 
S-370

Scutari—This bill clarifies policyholder notice requirement as well as rate counsel jurisdiction regarding certain prior-approval insurance rate filings seeking rate increases.

An act concerning certain prior approval insurance rate filings and amending P.L. 2005, c. 155.

Last Action S-370: 1/14/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee.

 

S-1310
A-2604

Van Drew—This bill concerns homeowners insurance coverage with respect to dogs harbored on insured property.

An act concerning insurance underwriting pertaining to dogs harbored upon insured property and supplementing Title 17 of the Revised Statutes.

Last Action S-1310: 2/27/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee
Last Action A-2604: 2/20/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

 
S-603

Codey—This bill requires certain notifications prior to conducting blasting operations; raises minimum property insurance when using explosives.

An act concerning blasting operations and supplementing P.L. 1960, c. 55 (C.21:1A-128, et seq.).

Last Action S-603: 1/14/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee

 
S-929

Sweeny/Madden—This bill concerns certain workers' compensation supplemental benefits.

An act concerning workers' compensation benefits and supplementing Chapter 15 of Title 34 of the Revised Statutes.

Last Action S-929: 3/17/14 Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading; Referred to Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee

 

A-424
S-656

Jimenez/Pou—This bill requires employers and birthing facilities to notify insured pregnant women if their health insurance coverage is not subject to 48-hour maternity law.

An act concerning certain maternity health insurance benefits and supplementing Titles 34 and 26 of the Revised Statutes.

Last Action A-424: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Women and Children Committee
Last Action S-656: 1/14/14; Introduced; Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 
A-488

Schepisi/Burzichelli/Chivukula/Gusciora—This bill prohibits use of certain underwriting guidelines by insurers pertaining to guide dogs, service dogs or hearing assistance dogs harbored on the insured property.

An act concerning the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines pertaining to guide dogs, service dogs or hearing assistance dogs harbored upon the insured property and supplementing Title 17 of the Revised Statutes.

Last Action A-488: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

 
A-1047

Schaer/Greenwald—This bill provides for appointment of board of directors of New Jersey Automobile Insurance Risk Exchange by Commission of Banking and Insurance.

An act concerning appointments to the New Jersey Automobile Insurance Risk Exchange and amending P.L. 1983, c. 362.

Last Action A-1047: 2/27/14 Passed Assembly; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 
A-116

McHose/Simon—This bill requires certain public entities to issue requests for proposals for purchase of certain insurance products and services; requires disclosure of commissions paid.

An act concerning procurement of certain insurance products and services by certain public entites and supplementing Title 17 of the Revised Statutes.

Last Action A-116: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

 
A-277

Simon/Handlin—This bill requires certain public contracts for insurance coverage and consulting services to be awarded through competitive contracting process.

An act requiring competitive contracting for certain insurance public contracts and supplementing P.L. 1999, c. 440 (C.40A:11-4.1 et al.).

Last Action A-277: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

 
A-1698

Wisniewski/Green/Jasey/Diegnan/Giblin/Caputo/Chivukula/
Wimberly/O'Donnell—
This bill requires fire suppression systems in new single- and two-family homes.

An act concerning new home fire safety and supplementing the "State Uniform Construction Code Act," P.L. 1975, c.217 (C.52:27D-119, et seq.).

Last Action A-1698: 3/13/14; Reported Out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading

 
A-2985
S-894

Beck—This bill requires insurers writing homeowners insurance policies in the state to offer certain coverage for heating oil tanks.

An act concerning homeowners insurance coverage and supplementing Title 17 of the Revised Statutes.

Last Action A-2985: 3/2414; Introduced; Referred to Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee

Last Action S-894: 1/14/14; Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 
Flood/disaster
A-914

Brown/Wolfe/McGuckin—This bill prohibits nonrenewal of homeowners insurance policies based on proximity to water or risk of windstorm-related claims.

An act concerning homeowners insurance.

Last Action A-914: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

 
S-893

Beck/VanDrew—This bill clarifies DOBI's regulatory authority over certain flood insurance claims.

An act concerning flood insurance and supplementing P.L. 1947, c. 379 (C.17:29B-1 et seq.).

Last Action S-893: 1/14/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 
A-1509

DeAngelo—This bill establishes liability for harm caused by defective trees.

An act establishing liability for harm cased by certain defective trees and supplementing Title 2A of the New Jersey Statutes and Title 17 of the Revised Statutes.

Last Action A-1509: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

 
A-1333

Quijano/Riley—The "New Jersey Consumer Catastrophe Preparedness and Protection Act"; creates "New Jersey Catastrophe Fund."

An act establishing the New Jersey Catastrophe Fund and supplementing Title 17 of the Revised Statutes.

Last Action A-1333: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

 
S-942

Smith/Bateman—This bill revises required experience for home improvement and home elevation contractors.

An act concerning home improvement and home elevation contractors.

Last Action S-942: 2/27/14 Passed Senate; Referred to Assembly Regulated Professions Committee

 
S-1306
A-2568

Sweeney—This bill establishes the "Superstorm Sandy Bill of Rights."

An act establishing the "Superstorm Sandy Bill of Rights" and supplementing Title 52 of the Revised Statutes.

Last Action S-1306: 3/27/14 Passed Senate; Referred to Assembly without reference
Last Action A-2568: 3/27/14 Passed Assembly, Passed Both Houses

 
Health insurance
S-540

Gill—New Jersey Health Insurance Marketplace Act.

An act establishing the New Jersey health insurance marketplace and supplementing Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes.

Last Action S-540: 1/14/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 
S-1170
A-3071

Vitale—This bill provides premium assistance to certain small employers who purchase health benefits plans; appropriates $10 million.

An act concerning premium assistance payments to certain small employers, supplementing P.L. 1992, c. 162 (C.17B:27A-17, et seq.) and making an appropriation.

Last Action S-1170: 1/30/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee
Last Action A-3071:
1/30/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee

 
A-280

Russo—This bill allows certain sole proprietors to join a small employer health benefits purchasing alliance.

An act concerning certain health benefits purchasing alliances and amending P.L. 2001, c. 225 and P.L. 1992, c. 162.

Last Action A-280: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Instititions and Insurance Committee

 
A-591

Webber/DeCroce/Handlin/Munoz/McHose/O'Scanlon/Wolfe/Angelini/
Carroll/DiMaio/Brown/Simon/Dance/Space—
"The New Jersey Healthcare Choice Act" permits health insurers licensed in other states to provide coverage in New Jersey under certain circumstances.

An act concerning the purchase of health insurance coverage and supplementing Title 17B of the New Jersey Statutes.

Last Action A-591: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Instititions and Insurance Committee

 
A-1822

Lampitt/Mosquera—This bill provides gross income tax credit for certain small business employers that provide health-care benefits to employees.

An act providing a credit against the New Jersey gross income tax for certain taxpayers who provide health-care benefits to their employees and supplementing Chapter 4 of Title 54A of the New Jersey Statutes.

Last Action A-1822: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Instititions and Insurance Committee

 
S-682

Russo—This bill establishes process to bar certain health care providers from receiving reimbursement under PIP.

An act concerning reimbursement of certain health care providers under personal injury protection benefits and supplementing P.L. 1972, c. 70 (C.39:6A-1 et seq.).

Last Action S-682: 1/14/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 
A-1668

Johnson—This bill is designated "Kevin Apuzzio's Law"; allows municipalities to provide increased survivor pensions for certain volunteer emergency workers and requires municipalities to provide health and life insurance coverage to volunteer firefighters.

An act increasing certain volunteer emergency workers' survivor pensions, providing health and life insurance to volunteer firefighters, designated as "Kevin Apuzzio's Law" and amending N.J.S.40A:10-29, N.J.S.40A:10-30, P.L. 1957, c. 168 and P.L. 1983, c. 383.

Last Action A-1668: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee

 
A-2645

Russo—This bill increases loss ratio reporting and disclosure requirements for carriers offering individual and group health insurance plans; applies loss-ratio requirement to large group health insurance plans.

An act concerning individual and group health insurance and amending and supplementing various parts of the statutory law.

Last Action A-2645: 2/20/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Instititions and Insurance Committee

 
Legal

A-231
S-375

Gusciora/Eustace/Caride/Scutari—This bill provides for private cause of action for bad faith in settlement of certain insurance claims.

An act concerning bad faith in the settlement of certain insurance claims and supplementing Title 17 of the Revised Statutes.

Last Action A-231: 1/16/14 Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Instititions and Insurance Committee
Last Action S-375: 1/14/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 
S-371

Scutari—This bill recognizes litigation rights, and requires arbitration of, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage causes of action arising from private-passenger automobile insurance.

An act concerning certain causes of action arising from private-passenger automobile insurance and amending P.L. 1968, c. 385 and P.L. 1983, c. 358.

Last Action S-371: 1/14/14 Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 

A-2281
S-1727

DeAngelo—This bill includes reverse rate evasion as a form of insurance fraud and provides for civil and criminal penalties.

An act concerning insurance fraud and amending P.L. 2003, C. 89 and P.L. 1983, c. 320.

Last Action A-2281: 2/6/14; Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

Last Action S-1727: 3/17/14; Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 
A-2158
S-1162

Riley/Benson/Lagana/Quijano/Vitale/Greenstein—This bill establishes and enhances certain insurance fraud prevention measures.

An act concerning insurance fraud, amending and supplementing P.L. 1983, c. 320 and amending various parts of the statutory law.

Last Action A-2158: 1/16/14; Introduced; Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee

Last Action S-1162: 1/30/14; Introduced; Referred to Senate Commerce Committee

 

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