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House Committee on Insurance - 64th R.S. (1975)

Committee Members
Ben Bynum, Chair
Gene Green, Vice Chair
Bill Hilliard, Vice Chair - Appropriative Matters
W.J. 'Bill' Blythe, Jr.
Donald M. Cartwright
Ronald D. Coleman
Bob Davis
Ed J. Harris
Joe Hernandez
Carlyle Smith
D.R. 'Tom' Uher
Charges
• To study the viability and necessity of a use and file rating system for automobile and fire insurance, determining if the present rating system or another more open system would best serve the needs of Texas citizens.
• The study of the proposed federal no-fault automobile insurance legislation (S.354) and its ramifications in Texas.
• A study of mandatory liability insurance as a prerequisite to automobile operation, as 26% of Texas motorists are uninsured and involved in 68% of the accidents in Texas.
• A study of the necessity of medical malpractice insurance liability limitations, to be coordinated with the newly created Medical Professional Liability Study Commission.
• A study of the key rating system for fire insurance as well as the rating and territorial classifications, as the statutes have not been updated.
• A study of the educational and licensing standards for all insurance agents.
• A study of the need, if any, for structural or budgetary changes in the State Board of Insurance.
• Study the practice of retaliatory taxes on out-of-state insurance companies doing business in Texas.*
* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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