Bill Details - HB341 (2019)

HB 341 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2019 SESSION

19-0656

01/05

 

HOUSE BILL 341

 

AN ACT relative to insurance investigations.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. McBeath, Rock. 26

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce and Consumer Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill clarifies what the insurance commissioner may disclose to an insured or claimant who has made a complaint against an insurer during an investigation.

 

This bill is a request of the insurance department.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

19-0656

01/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to insurance investigations.

 

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

 

1  Insurance Department; Investigations, Enforcement.  Amend RSA 400-A:16, III(c) to read as follows:

(c)  The commissioner may disclose to an insured or claimant who has filed a complaint against an insurer, a copy of the insurance company's letter, without attachments, to the department in response to the complaint.  The commissioner shall adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, to identify [those] which documents obtained from the company during the course of the investigation of the insured's or claimant's complaint [that] may be disclosed upon request to assist the insured or claimant in understanding the basis for the department's actions related to the investigation.  The commissioner shall not disclose to an insured or claimant any information that would interfere with any civil, criminal, or administrative enforcement proceeding.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 2, 2019 Introduced 01/02/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 2 P. 46
Jan. 10, 2019 Public Hearing: 01/10/2019 01:45 pm LOB302
Jan. 22, 2019 Subcommittee Work Session: 01/22/2019 11:00 am LOB 302
Jan. 22, 2019 Executive Session: 01/22/2019 01:30 pm LOB 302
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 18-0; CC)
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 18-0; CC)
Feb. 14, 2019 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/14/2019 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 11 P. 2
Feb. 14, 2019 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/14/2019 HJ 5 P. 5

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 10, 2019 House Hearing
Jan. 22, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 14, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB341 Revision: 4558 Date: Dec. 31, 2018, 12:44 p.m.