February 22, 2001





HOUSE BILL No. 2116

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DIGEST OF HB 2116 (Updated February 21, 2001 1:10 PM - DI 97)



Citations Affected: Noncode.

Synopsis: Insurer credit scoring. Establishes an interim study committee on insurer credit scoring. Requires the committee to study the use of credit reports as an underwriting tool for the issuance of property and casualty insurance. Specifies certain issues for consideration by the committee. Requires a final report to the legislative council, including proposed legislation.

Effective: July 1, 2001.





Ripley, Crooks , Hasler




    January 17, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Insurance, Corporations and Small Business.
    February 21, 2001, amended, reported _ Do Pass.







February 22, 2001

First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)


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HOUSE BILL No. 2116



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning insurance.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: ; (01)HB2116.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001] (a) As used in this SECTION, "committee" refers to the interim study committee on insurer credit scoring established by this SECTION.
    (b) There is established the interim study committee on insurer credit scoring. The committee shall study the use of credit reports as an underwriting tool for the issuance of property and casualty insurance policies, including consideration of the following issues:
        (1) Insurer use of credit reports as a sole underwriting tool.
        (2) Disclosure of the credit scoring methodology used by an insurer in underwriting, including designation of the methodology as a trade secret and confidentiality.
        (3) Specific factors or criteria used in the credit scoring process.
        (4) Resolution of adverse effects to an individual due to underwriting determinations made based on the individual's credit report.
    (c) The committee consists of the following voting members:
        (1) Four (4) members of the house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives. Not more than two (2) members appointed under this subdivision may be members of the same political party.
        (2) Four (4) members of the senate appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate. Not more than two (2) members appointed under this subdivision may be members of the same political party.
        (3) One (1) member who is a representative of personal lines property and casualty insurance companies, appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives.
        (4) One (1) member who is a representative of independent insurance agents, appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate.
The chairman of the committee shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives from the members appointed under subdivision (1).
    (d) The committee shall operate under the policies governing study committees adopted by the legislative council.
    (e) The affirmative votes of a majority of the voting members appointed to the committee are required for the committee to take action on any measure, including final reports.
    (f) The committee shall prepare a final report, including any proposed legislation, and submit the final report to the legislative council.
    (g) This SECTION expires November 1, 2001.