Amendment #1 to H482

Floor Amendment

Mr. Speliotis of Danvers moves to amend the bill by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the following:-

“SECTION 1. Chapter 175 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 108M the following section:-

Section 108N. An insurer or producer authorized to issue policies against disability from injury or disease in the commonwealth shall not make a distinction or otherwise discriminate between persons, reject an applicant, cancel a policy, or demand or require a higher rate of premium for reasons based solely upon an applicant's or insured's race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation or marital status.

A violation of this section shall constitute an unfair method of competition or an unfair or deceptive act or practice in violation of chapter 176D.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on January 1, 2019.”.