SB 551: Rebating / Donated Organs
Allows insurers and insurance producers to provide products or services in conjunction with a policy of property and casualty insurance for free, at a discount or at market value, if the products or services are intended to prevent or mitigate loss, provide loss control, reduce rates or claims, educate about risk of loss, monitor or assess risk, identify sources of risk, develop strategies for the elimination or reduction of risk, or provide post-loss services. Insurers or producers may offer gifts, goods, or merchandise containing advertising and promotional offers. These products or services shall not be considered an inducement to insurance, a rebate, nor any other impermissible consideration prohibited under law. These products or services are not required to be included in contract or policy form filings. Exempts commercial property and casualty insurers from the prohibitions against inducements to insurance, except with regard to any producer commission reduction not included in the insurer's rate filings.
Prohibits insurers from using a person's status as a living organ donor as a sole factor in the offering, issuance, cancellation, price, or conditions of an insurance policy including the amount of coverage provided under an insurance policy.
SB 591: Punitive Damages
Provides that punitive damages shall only be awarded if the plaintiff proves by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant intentionally harmed the plaintiff without just cause or acted with a deliberate and flagrant disregard for the safety of others, and the plaintiff is awarded more than nominal damages. Punitive damages may be awarded against an employer due to an employee's conduct in certain situations.
HB 1963: Motorcycle Headgear
Provides that qualified operators who are 26 or older may operate a motorcycle without a helmet if he or she is covered by a health insurance policy or other form of insurance which will provide the person with medical benefits for injuries incurred as a result of a motorcycle accident. Proof of such coverage shall be provided on request of law enforcement by showing a copy of the qualified operator's insurance card. No person shall be stopped, inspected, or detained solely to determine compliance with these provisions.