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Rhode Island Governor Signs More Than 100 Bills, Vetoes Three

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo cleared her desk of all pending legislation, signing more than 100 bills while vetoing three others. The Providence Journal reports that the Democratic governor vetoed bills that would have made it a felony to socially …

Governor Vetoes Bills That Would Change Louisiana Insurance Laws

Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed three bills that would have changed Louisiana’s insurance laws, including two sought by the state’s insurance commissioner. The Republican-sponsored measures are the first bills struck by the Democratic governor from this year’s regular session. …

New North Dakota Laws Address Producer Conduct, Customer Gifts, More

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread has said that since taking office at the beginning of this year he has focused on ensuring the agency he runs is available and responsive to insurance consumers, producers and companies alike. As part …

2015 Tennessee Insurance Legislation Wrap-Up

Below is a summary of Tennessee legislation that pertains to insurance enacted in 2015. Uninsured Motorist, “James Lee Atwood Jr. Law” The James Lee Atwood Jr. Law, named for a driver who was killed by an uninsured motorist in the …

Insurance Pros in Politics: Cooley Masters Quake Insurance

When it comes to mixing insurance and politics, the two might as well be one in the same for California Assemblyman Ken Cooley. Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, started his career in the 1970s working on earthquake issues with a unit of …

Groups Warn N.Y. Assembly’s Insurance Reform Bills Have Potential to Backfire

Industry groups are warning that the New York State Assembly’s recent approval of the post-Sandy insurance reform package has the potential to backfire and are urging the state Senate not to take up this legislation. The reform package includes a …

N.Y. Assembly Approves a Flurry of Post-Sandy Insurance Reform Bills

The New York State Assembly approved on Tuesday a comprehensive post-Sandy insurance reform package comprised of 14 pieces of legislation. All approved measures now move to the state Senate for further consideration. The approved bills range from establishing a “homeowner’s …