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2017 Legislative Session

02 Feb 2017 10:46 AM | Michelle Barrus (Administrator)

Below is a list of bills UDLA is keeping our eye on. Click here to go to the Legislative page and you can sign up to track bills for yourself. 


HB 140

Motorist Insurance Amendments

Modifies the Insurance Code to remove the option of an insured to reject uninsured or underinsured coverage

 

HB 144

Administrative Law Judge Qualifications

Requires an individual to have a law degree in order to serve as an administrative law judge; and exempts current administrative law judges from the requirement to be a law school graduate.

 

HB 153

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage Requirements

Disallows a person from rejecting uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage if

that person: employs an employee; and the employee drives a vehicle insured by the employer.

 

HB 155

Driving Under the Influence and Public Safety Revisions

Reduces BAC for DUI to .05

 

HB 157

Homeowners Association Revisions (My favorite one so far.)

Provides that a condominium or community association shall comply with certain requirements before bringing a legal action against a declarant related to a period of declarant control or period of administrative control.

 

HB 170

Small Claims Amendments

Modifies a provision regarding a motor vehicle accident.

 

H.B. 77

5Th District Judge

Adds a Judge to the 5th District Court

H.B. 79

Private Attorney General Doctrine

Repeals a provision that disavows the private attorney general doctrine

H.B.90    

Insurance Opioid Regulation

This bill requires commercial insurers, the state Medicaid program, workers' compensation insurers, and public employee insurers to implement policies to minimize the risk of prescribing certain controlled substances

HB0202

Trespass Amendments

Enacts provisions related to trespass by a guest in a residence

SB0098

Excess Damages Claims

Establishes a process for addressing personal injury claims to the extent that they exceed a statutory limit.

SB0111

Unmanned Aircraft Amendments

This is a fairly significant bill. It will be interesting to see how homeowners insurance policies, and coverage disputes, will address this subject.


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