House Committee on Insurance - 67th R.S. (1981)

Committee: House Insurance
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report of the Insurance Committee, Texas House of Representatives, 67th Legislature.
Subjects: Automobile insurance | Consumer protection | Fire prevention | Health insurance | Insurance agents | Insurance industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 in7
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [172 pages  File size: 59,063 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the costs and effectiveness of the compulsory auto liability law passed during the regular session as HB 197, 67th R.S..
2. Study the need for and feasibility of the establishment of fire protection standards on a statewide basis, including the development of a statewide fire code.
3. Study the need for and the feasibility of additional methods by which citizens of this state may meet the requirement of financial responsibility, including self-insurance, bonding, dedicated savings accounts, and other alternatives.
4. Study the need for raising the limits on financial responsibility from the current 5, 10 and 20 basis to new increased limits.
5. Study the uses of temporary licenses for insurance agents to determine whether there is a continued need for the use of such licenses.
6. Study the handling of claims by insurance companies to determine whether the public is being treated fairly in the adjustment and payment of claims, including recommendations for legislation, if necessary.
7. Study the effects of optional coverage for part-time faculty members of junior and community colleges under the uniform group insurance program for college and university employees.
8. Study the effectiveness of the assigned risk plan for motor vehicle insurance to determine if the plan is working as effectively as possible, and specifically whether a "pool" arrangement would better provide for the needs of the public in Texas, and whether the plan should be expanded to allow for more than minimum limits of coverage, and expanded to additional types of risks.

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