Bill Text: NY A00086 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Prohibits cancellation, non-renewal or conditioning renewal of automobile insurance of a policyholder solely as a result of a dispute or a complaint pending against the insurer.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 12-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-23 - advanced to third reading cal.364 [A00086 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00086-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. PERRY, DICKENS, TAYLOR, BARRON, BLAKE, COLTON,
          COOK, WILLIAMS, D'URSO, SEAWRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.
          HYNDMAN, ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee on Insurance
        AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to prohibiting an insurer
          from cancelling or refusing to renew or condition its renewal of auto-
          mobile insurance policies in certain cases
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 3425 of the insurance law is amended  by  adding  a
     2  new subsection (t) to read as follows:
     3    (t)  No  insurer  shall  cancel or refuse to renew a policy covering a
     4  private passenger automobile, or to condition its renewal upon change of
     5  limits or elimination of any coverages solely on the basis that a  claim
     6  filed by the insured with the insurer is in dispute, or that a complaint
     7  by  the insured against the insurer resulting from the disputed claim is
     8  pending with the department.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.