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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2401        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2037

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Garrett J. Bradley

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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 to protect consumers in the issuance of automobile insurance policies and bonds.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Garrett J. Bradley

3rd Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2401        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2037

By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2037) of Garrett J. Bradley for legislation to protect consumers in the issuance of automobile insurance policies and bonds.  Financial Services. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An act to protect consumers in the issuance of automobile insurance policies and bonds.

 

              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 113A of chapter 175 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000

              Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out lines 1 through 14 and inserting in

              place thereof the following:

              No motor vehicle liability policy as defined in section thirty-four A of chapter

              ninety shall be issued or delivered in the commonwealth, or changed in any coverage,

              condition or definition in such policy unless it is by approved by the commissioner after

              public notice and hearing in accordance with the procedure established for the

              promulgation of regulations pursuant to section two of chapter thirty A, and after notice

              of the proposed change has been given to the Financial Services Committee of the

              General Court which notice shall be no later than twenty-one days before the public

              hearing; nor if the commissioner notifies the company in writing that in his opinion the

              form of said policy does not comply with the laws of the commonwealth, specifying his

              reasons therefor, provided that he shall notify the company in writing of his approval or

              disapproval thereof, and provided further, that such action of the commissioner shall be

              subject to review by the Supreme Judicial Court; nor if it contains any exceptions or

              exclusions as to specified accidents or injuries or causes thereof; nor unless it contains in

              substance the following provisions: —

              SECTION 2. Section 1 of this act shall apply to all proposed changes in motor vehicle

              liability policies submitted on or after the effective date of this act.

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