HB101 (2009) Detail

Prohibiting the use of credit reports for certain insurance purposes.


HB 101 – AS INTRODUCED

2009 SESSION

09-0334

01/09

HOUSE BILL 101

AN ACT prohibiting the use of credit reports for certain insurance purposes.

SPONSORS: Rep. K. Hutchinson, Rock 3

COMMITTEE: Commerce

ANALYSIS

This bill makes it a discriminatory and unfair insurance trade practice to charge higher premiums for automobile and homeowner insurance based on credit rating. Current law allows the use of credit reports for such purposes if it is not the sole reason for higher premiums.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

09-0334

01/09

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nine

AN ACT prohibiting the use of credit reports for certain insurance purposes.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 Unfair Insurance Trade Practice; Automobile Insurance and Homeowner Insurance. Amend RSA 417:4, VIII(g) to read as follows:

(g) Charging a higher premium for private passenger automobile or homeowner insurance [solely] on the basis of information obtained from a credit rating, a credit history, or a credit scoring model.

2 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2010.

Links

HB101 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB101 Revision: 12383 Date: Jan. 12, 2009, midnight

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