SB 36 - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 36
SPONSORS: Sen. French, Dist 7; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1; Sen. Ricciardi, Dist 9; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17; Rep. Pearl, Merr. 26
This bill repeals the requirement that applicants for coverage under new policies of automobile insurance sign statements of residency.
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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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
3Jun2021... 1303h 21-0563
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
412:9 Prohibition on Nonresident Automobile Insurance. Policies of automobile insurance, as defined in RSA 417-A, shall only be issued and renewed to residents of the state of New Hampshire, except that such policies shall also be permitted to be sold to any person if the vehicle insured is exclusively garaged in New Hampshire. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no individual shall be provided coverage under a policy of automobile insurance, as defined in RSA 417-A, if such applicant or applicants have been determined by the insurer to have intentionally misrepresented their residency status or exclusive garaging status at the time of initial application or renewal. Payment shall be made by the insurer with respect to accidents for all valid bodily injury and property damage liability claims and all valid uninsured motorist claims by individuals other than the applicant or applicants who made the intentional misrepresentation. However, the insurer shall be legally entitled to reimbursement by the policyholder for all such paid claims.
IV. [Failure to sign the New Hampshire residency form as required by RSA 417-A:3-b.] Named insured was not a resident of the state of New Hampshire at the time the policy was issued or renewed, unless the insured vehicle at issue was exclusively garaged in New Hampshire when the policy was issued or renewed.
I. RSA 412:18, relative to the exclusion of certain claims in calculation of premium rates.
II. RSA 417-A:3-b, relative to statements of residency for automobile insurance policies.
Approved: July 23, 2021
Effective Date: September 21, 2021
|Jan. 19, 2021||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 4, 2021||Senate||Floor Vote|
|March 30, 2021||House||Hearing|
|May 13, 2021||House||Exec Session|
July 23, 2021: Signed by the Governor on 07/23/2021; Chapter 0147; Effective 09/21/2021
June 24, 2021: Enrolled Adopted, VV, (In recess 06/24/2021); SJ 20
June 24, 2021: Enrolled (in recess of) 06/24/2021
June 10, 2021: Sen. French Moved to Concur with the House Amendment, MA, VV; 06/10/2021; SJ 19
June 3, 2021: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2021-1303h: MA VV 06/03/2021
June 3, 2021: Amendment # 2021-1303h: AA VV 06/03/2021
: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2021-1303h (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 26 P. 4
May 13, 2021: Executive Session: 05/13/2021 10:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/93883325643
March 30, 2021: Public Hearing: 03/30/2021 09:00 am Members of the public may attend using the following link: To join the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/j/99157160886 / Executive session on pending legislation may be held throughout the day (time permitting) from the time the committee is initially convened.
Feb. 25, 2021: Introduced (in recess of) 02/25/2021 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 4 P. 48
Feb. 4, 2021: Ought to Pass: RC 23Y-1N, MA; OT3rdg; 02/04/2021; SJ 3
Feb. 4, 2021: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 02/04/2021; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 9
Jan. 19, 2021: Remote Hearing: 01/19/2021, 09:10 am; Links to join the hearing can be found in the Senate Calendar; SC 7
Jan. 6, 2021: Introduced 01/06/2021 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 3