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Oklahoma Law Limits Fines for Failure to Show Proof of Auto Insurance

Legislation now signed into law by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin will keep some motorists with insurance from receiving a fine when they fail to carry their insurance verification form. House Bill 2473, by state Rep. Ken Walker, would remove the …

Road Rules Would Ease for Farm Equipment Under Nebraska Bill

Tractors, combines and fertilizer spreaders would have a little more freedom on Nebraska’s roadways under a bill that has won first-round approval from lawmakers. Senators advanced a bill, 39-0, that would relax weight and load restrictions for farm equipment on …

By a Big Margin, Oklahoma House Passes Insurance Mandate for Autism Coverage

Legislation that would require health insurers to cover autism treatment for children has been overwhelmingly approved by the Oklahoma House. By a vote of 76-20, House members passed House Bill 2962 following an emotional debate between the parents of autistic children …

Measure Increasing Indiana’s Medical Malpractice Cap Moves Forward

Medical malpractice victims would be able to receive more compensation under a measure an Indiana House committee approved on Feb. 29 that would update the payment cap for the first time in nearly 18 years. The bill, which passed the …

Oklahoma Lawmaker: Small Businesses Back Asset Forfeiture Reform

An Oklahoma state lawmaker has filed a bill that would reform Oklahoma’s civil asset forfeiture law, an effort he says is supported by small businesses in the state. In May 2015, Sen. Kyle D. Loveless (R-Oklahoma City) filed Senate Bill …

Bill Would Clarify South Dakota’s Workers’ Comp Law

A bill introduced in the South Dakota House would clarify state law on when part-time employees injured on the job should also receive workers’ compensation benefits for their other part-time positions. The proposed legislation stems from a 2015 state Supreme …

Arizona Lawmaker Wants Another Cut to Insurance Company Taxes

One of the top Republican leaders in the Arizona House wants to accelerate cuts to insurance company taxes that were included in a bill he sponsored. Majority Whip David Livingston of Peoria has filed a bill for the upcoming session …

Wisconsin Assembly Set to Pass Self-Insurance Oversight Bill

The Legislature’s budget-writing committee would have to approve any contract moving Wisconsin public workers into a self-insurance model under a bill up for approval in the state Assembly. The measure being debated on Nov. 16 comes as Gov. Scott Walker’s …

TDI Posts Summary of Bills Affecting Property/Casualty Insurers

The Texas Department of Insurance has produced a summary of various bills passed by the Texas Legislature this year that impact property/casualty insurance companies. Many but not all of the following were effective Sept. 1: House Bills HB 1733   Auto Liability …

Windstorm Insurance Bill Stirs Lively Debate in Texas House

Differences of opinion on the never-ending problem of what to do about property insurance along the coast had lawmakers from coastal areas pitted against inland representatives in the waning days of the Texas legislative session. Sides were drawn in a …