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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 609         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 448

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Marc R. Pacheco

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to homeowners' fire insurance policies..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Marc R. Pacheco

 

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex, Suffolk, and Essex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 609        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 448

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 448) of Marc R. Pacheco and Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation relative to the homeowners' fire insurance policies.  Financial Services. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 505 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to homeowners' fire insurance policies..
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 193P of chapter 175 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following new text:

              "No insurance company shall cancel or non-renew a fire insurance policy without good cause.  Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, no policy providing protection against loss by reason of fire to a dwelling or contents thereof shall be issued unless it contains a provision that the insurer will give written notice of its intent not to renew or reissue a policy to the insured at least sixty days prior to the expiration of the policy which notice shall state or be accompanied by a detailed explanation of such decision. The explanation shall include the reasons for the policy non-renewal or cancellation and measures the insured may take to mitigate such reasons.  In a manor not otherwise inconsistent with the general laws, The Division of Insurance shall promulgate regulations herein under to enforce the provisions of this act.”

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