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  • NJ A512
  • Prohibits use of certain underwriting guidelines by insurers pertaining to guide dogs, service dogs, or hearing assistance dogs harbored on the insured property.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill prohibits insurers engaged in the business of property and casualty insurance in this State, including commercial lines insurers, from utilizing underwriting guidelines which result in the declination or termination of, limit the amount or type of insurance coverage of, apply a particular rating plan to, or impose an increased premium under, a homeowners insurance policy on the basis of the type or specific breed of guide dog or service dog harbored on the insured property. Hearing assistance and seeing assistance dogs are included within the definition of "guide dog." Definitions used in the bill are from the State's "Law Against Discrimination," P.L.1945, c.169 (C.10:5-1 et seq.).
Financial Institutions and Insurance
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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