ARKANSAS LEGISLATIVE ALERT
Insurance-Property and Casualty
10-13-2021 - 17:02:09

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Track: Insurance-Property & Casualty   Request Date: 0- 0-0000 thru 99-99-9999

HB 1238   
Lowery, Mark (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Enacts the Insurance Department's General Omnibus.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 H Filed
01-25-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
02-24-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
02-24-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ommerce ...H-Insurance and Commerce
02-25-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-25-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
02-25-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-01-21 H [H] 20210301/-1/21233 (13:13:21)
03-01-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
03-01-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-09-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-10-21 S On floor for consideration
03-10-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-11-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-15-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 367 )


HB 1239   
Lowery, Mark (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Removes the prelicensure educational requirements exemption for insurance adjusters; provides for the suspension of the license of an insurance consultant, producer or adjuster whose home state license has become inactive.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 H Filed
01-25-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-03-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-03-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-04-21 H [H] 20210304/-1/21283 (13:34:59)
03-04-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 96/N: 0)
03-04-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-09-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-09-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-10-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-11-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-11-21 S On floor for consideration
03-11-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-15-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
03-16-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-17-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 397 )


HB 1240   
Lowery, Mark (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Makes various changes to laws governing the Arkansas credit for reinsurance with regard to circumstances, qualifications, domicile and reciprocal jurisdictions.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 H Filed
01-25-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
02-03-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
02-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
03-03-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-24-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-21 H Amendment 2 adopted
03-31-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-31-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
04-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-21 H [H] 20210401/-1/21460 (13:38:26)
04-01-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
04-01-21 H Emergency clause adopted
04-01-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-06-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-06-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-07-21 S On floor for consideration
04-07-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-08-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-12-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 672 )


HB 1242   
Lowery, Mark (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Requires certain long-term care insurers to file, for each line of business written in the state, a market conduct annual statement in the time frame required by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 H Filed
01-25-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
02-03-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
02-03-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
02-04-21 H Placed on the House calendar
02-04-21 H [H] 20210204/-1/21086 (13:14:39)
02-04-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 1)
02-04-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-02-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-03-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-03-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-09-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-10-21 S On floor for consideration
03-10-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 35/N: 0)
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
03-12-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
03-15-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 371 )


HB 1243   
Lowery, Mark (R)
Pitsch, Mathew (R)
Defines 'unfair property or casualty policy cancellation' and imposes notice requirements for cancellations depending on the time a policy has been in force and various other factors.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-25-21 H Filed
01-25-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-31-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-31-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-31-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ommerce ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-01-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-01-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-05-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-05-21 H [H] 20210405/-1/21471 (13:40:13)
04-05-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 92/N: 0)
04-05-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-06-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-06-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-06-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-07-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-07-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-08-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-08-21 H Received from Senate as amended - referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-21-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-21-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
04-22-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-22-21 H House concurred in Senate amendment 1
04-23-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-28-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 994 )


HB 1380   
Ray, David (R)
Gilmore, Ben (R)
Repeals the Arkansas Legal Insurance Act, which regulates contracts that provide specified legal services or reimbursement for legal expenses in consideration of a specified payment.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-02-21 H Filed
02-02-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-12-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-12-21 H [H] 20210412/-1/21539 (14:13:58)
04-12-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-12-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-22-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-21-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1590   
Gazaway, Jimmy (R)
Garner, Trent (R)
Removes an exemption for proceeds of life, health, accident and disability insurance to allow a judicial process when it arises from a judgment for damages for personal injury involving a beneficiary convicted of a felony.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-01-21 H Filed
03-01-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Judiciary
03-23-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-29-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-08-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room A ...H-Judiciary
04-08-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Judiciary
04-12-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-12-21 H [H] 20210412/-1/21539 (14:31:56)
04-12-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
04-12-21 H Emergency clause adopted
04-12-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Judiciary
04-14-21 S Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - Room 171 ...S-Judiciary
04-14-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Judiciary
04-20-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-20-21 S On floor for consideration
04-20-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
04-20-21 S Emergency clause adopted
04-21-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-25-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 879 )


HB 1672   
Miller, Josh (R)
Hill, Ricky (R)
Requires the Insurance Commissioner in certain cases to pay attorney's fees and costs if an independent licensee appeals the commissioner's order and prevails.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-10-21 H Filed
03-09-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce


HB 1714   
Brooks, Keith (R) Makes changes to the requirements for rules established by the Insurance Commissioner governing multiple employer welfare arrangements that are not fully insured.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-11-21 H Filed
03-11-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-31-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-30-21 H Removed from committee agenda H-Insurance and Commerce
04-14-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-14-21 H 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-14-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ommerce ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-15-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-15-21 H Amendment 1 adopted
04-19-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-19-21 H On floor for consideration
04-19-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 94/N: 0)
04-19-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
04-23-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-28-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 979 )


HB 1733   
Penzo, Clint (R) Requires the State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Board to implement a plan design for health savings accounts paired with qualifying high-deductible consumer-driven health insurance plans for public employees; more.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-15-21 H Filed
03-15-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-27-21 H Motion to withdraw from committee carried H-Insurance and Commerce
04-27-21 H Withdrawn from further consideration
04-27-21 H Referred to interim committee ...H-Insurance and Commerce
06-04-21 H Assigned study proposal number - see ISP 19


HB 1801   
Murdock, Reginald (D) Prohibits changing the designated or named beneficiary of a life insurance policy or annuity contract in a will. Provides that a beneficiary change can be made generally, according to the terms of the life insurance policy or annuity contract.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-18-21 H Filed
03-18-21 H Introduced and referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-07-21 H Committee motion to suspend rules carried
04-07-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
04-08-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-08-21 H [H] 20210408/-1/21522 (13:55:03)
04-08-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 93/N: 0)
04-08-21 S Received in the Senate - Referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-15-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-15-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
04-21-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-21-21 S On floor for consideration
04-21-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
04-22-21 H Enrolled in the House - Sent to Governor
04-26-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 925 )


SB 168   
Hammer, Kim (R)
Gonzales, Justin (R)
Makes technical changes to provisions modifying the exemptions of certain entities from insurance regulations.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-21-21 S Filed
01-21-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-09-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-09-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
02-10-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
02-10-21 S On floor for consideration
02-10-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 0)
02-10-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H [H] 20210311/-1/21327 (14:02:45)
03-11-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 86/N: 0)
03-15-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-17-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 381 )


SB 203   
Rapert, Jason (R) Establishes a procedure for the transfer and novation of insurance policies from a transferring insurer to an assuming insurer by way of an insurance business transfer without the affirmative consent of policyholders or reinsureds.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-26-21 S Filed
01-26-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
03-16-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-15-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce
03-23-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-22-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 ommerce ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-21-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-21-21 S Motion to suspend rules to place on calendar carried
04-21-21 S On floor for consideration
04-21-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 33/N: 1)
04-21-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-26-21 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-26-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
04-27-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-27-21 H [H] 20210427/-1/21702 (15:36:42)
04-27-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 91/N: 0)
04-27-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-29-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 1018 )


SB 239   
Rapert, Jason (R)
Maddox, John (R)
Amends the minimum levels for employee benefit stop-loss insurance policies.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 01-28-21 S Filed
01-28-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-25-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-25-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
03-01-21 S On floor for consideration
03-01-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 34/N: 0)
03-01-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
03-10-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Insurance and Commerce
03-11-21 H Placed on the House calendar
03-11-21 H [H] 20210311/-1/21327 (14:03:45)
03-11-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 95/N: 0)
03-15-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
03-17-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 383 )


SB 351   
Irvin, Missy (R)
Evans, Brian (R)
Provides various regulations and insurance requirements for peer-to-peer car sharing programs, including provisions related to airport access at municipal and regional airports.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 02-22-21 S Filed
02-22-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
02-25-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
02-24-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce
03-02-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-01-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce
03-04-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-03-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce
03-11-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-11-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-15-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
03-16-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-15-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
03-18-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-17-21 S Removed from committee agenda S-Insurance and Commerce
03-18-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
03-23-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
03-22-21 S Amendment 2 adopted
04-01-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-01-21 S Meeting cancelled for 04/01/21 ...S-Insurance and Commerce


SB 574   
Ballinger, Bob (R) Declares self-insured religious groups under the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act to be considered as insurers for motor vehicle liability insurance purposes.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 03-18-21 S Filed
03-18-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
04-01-21 S Meeting set for 10:30 a.m. - Old Supreme Court Affairs ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
04-01-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass as amended 1 Technology & Leg. A ...S-Transportation, Technology & Leg. Affairs
04-01-21 S 1 Amendment(s) Filed
04-05-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-05-21 S Passed over on calendar
04-06-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-06-21 S Amendment 1 adopted
04-07-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-07-21 S On floor for consideration
04-07-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 32/N: 0)
04-07-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Public Transportation
04-20-21 H Meeting set for 9:30 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Public Transportation
04-20-21 H Reported from committee - Do pass H-Public Transportation
04-21-21 H Placed on the House calendar
04-21-21 H [H] 20210421/-1/21637 (14:46:07)
04-21-21 H Passed (Vote: Y: 89/N: 0)
04-22-21 S Enrolled in the Senate - Sent to Governor
04-26-21 G Signed by the Governor (Act: 910 )


SB 666   
Ballinger, Bob (R)
Wardlaw, Jeff (R)
Gives the insurer a right of subrogation if a recipient of benefits does not pursue recovery against a liable third party allowing the insurer to pursue reimbursement; provisions do not apply to Worker's Compensation obligations; more.
Position: Monitor
Bill History: 04-09-21 S Filed
04-12-21 S Introduced and referred to S-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 S Meeting set for 2:00 p.m. - Room 171 ...S-Insurance and Commerce
04-20-21 S Reported from committee - Do pass S-Insurance and Commerce
04-22-21 S Placed on the Senate calendar
04-22-21 S On floor for consideration
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 19/N: 11)
04-22-21 S Motion to sound ballot carried
04-22-21 S Failed (Vote: N: 11/Y: 17)
04-22-21 S Motion to expunge vote carried
04-22-21 S Passed (Vote: Y: 19/N: 11)
04-22-21 H Received in the House - Referred to H-Insurance and Commerce
04-26-21 H Meeting set for 10:00 a.m. - MAC Room C ...H-Insurance and Commerce
04-26-21 H Committee Motion for Do Pass Failed


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