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House Committee on Insurance - 73rd R.S. (1993)

Committee Members
John Smithee, Chair
Mike Martin, Vice Chair
Leo Alvarado, Jr.
Kip Averitt
Kim Brimer
David Counts
Joe Driver
Robert Duncan
Jim D. Rudd
John Shields
Bill Siebert
Charges
• Assess the existence and extent of discrimination by personal lines insurers in Texas, specifically including the practice know as "redlining"; examine the laws, rules and remedies relating to discrimination; and make recommendation as appropriate.
• Examine the data collection activities of the Texas Department of Insurance and the industy advisory and statistical organizations, as prescribed by HB 1461, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session. Make recommendations concerning the extension, alteration or elimination of the parallel activities authorized by HB 1461, 73rd Legislature, Regular Session.
• Review remedies available to third-party claimants under insurance policies when the insurer does not act in good faith on a claim.
• Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction, including a study of mandated reports to the legislature and legislative agencies. The study should consist of a review of the legislative reporting requirements of all agencies to identify areas where reporting obligations could be streamlined and agency accountability improved. The committee shall make specific recommendations about the continuation, modification or elimination of required legislative reports.

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