Amended in Senate May 18, 2015
California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session
Assembly BillNo. 1511
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March 5, 2015
begin deleteAn act to amend Sections 985.5, 1067.13, 1858.35, 11629.81 of, and to repeal Section 11759.2 of, the Insurance Code, relating to insurance. end delete
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST
begin deleteCommittee on Insuranceend delete . begin deleteInsurance: reports. end delete
Existing law requires the Insurance Commissioner to submit specified reports, including reports on the insolvency of admitted insurers and the number of complaints by persons aggrieved by a rate charged, to the Governor and the Legislature. Existing law requires the California Life and Health Insurance Guarantee Association to submit a financial report on its activities to the Governor and the Legislature.
This bill would require those reports to be submitted to the Senate Committee on Insurance and the Assembly Committee on Insurance instead of to the Legislature.
Existing law requires the California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan to submit a report regarding the status of the low-cost automobile insurance program administered by the plan to the commissioner annually and as the plan deems prudent.
This bill would require the plan to submit the report to the Senate Committee on Insurance and the Assembly Committee on Insurance, in addition to the commissioner.
Existing law requires a licensed rating organization designated as the commissioner’s statistical agent to prepare a report on the potential underreporting of workers’ compensation exposure in the taxicab industry, and to submit that report to the commissioner by April 1, 2003, and to the Governor and the Legislature by May 1, 2003.
This bill would repeal that provision.
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The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
(a) By March 1, 2010, the commission, by opening a
11new proceeding or amending an existing proceeding, shall
12investigate the ability of electrical corporations and gas
13corporations to provide various energy efficiency financing options
14to their customers for the purposes of implementing the program
15developed pursuant to Section 25943 of the Public Resources Code.
16(b) In the report prepared pursuant to Section 384.2, the
17commission shall include an assessment of each electrical
18corporation’s and each gas corporation’s implementation of the
19program developed pursuant to Section 25943 of the Public
The commission, in consultation with the Energy
23Commission, State Air Resources Board, electrical corporations,
24and the motor vehicle industry, shall evaluate policies to develop
25infrastructure sufficient to overcome any barriers to the widespread
26deployment and use of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. By
27July 1, 2011, the commission shall adopt rules to address all of the
29(a) The impacts upon electrical
30infrastructure upgrades necessary for widespread use of plug-in
31hybrid and electric vehicles and the role and development of public
33(b) The impact of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles on grid
34stability and the integration of renewable energy resources.
35(c) The technological advances that are needed to ensure the
36widespread use of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles and what
37role the state should take to support the development of this
39(d) The existing code and permit requirements that will impact
40the widespread use of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles and any
P7 1recommended changes to existing legal impediments to the
2widespread use of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.
3(e) The role
the state should take to ensure that technologies
4employed in plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles work in a
5harmonious manner and across service territories.
6(f) The impact of widespread use of plug-in hybrid and electric
7vehicles on achieving the state’s goals pursuant to the California
8Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 and renewables portfolio
9standard program and what steps should be taken to address
10possibly shifting emissions reductions responsibilities from the
11transportation sector to the electrical industry.
Section 985.5 of the Insurance Code is amended
In the case of the insolvency of an admitted insurer, the
8commissioner shall prepare a report, which shall be a public record,
9with respect to the causes and factors which contributed to that
10insolvency. The report shall be submitted to the Governor, the
11Senate Committee on Insurance, and the Assembly Committee on
12Insurance no later than one year from the date of the insolvency.
Section 1067.13 of the Insurance Code is amended to
The association shall be subject to examination and
16regulation by the commissioner. The board of directors shall submit
17to the commissioner, the Governor, the Senate Committee on
18Insurance, and the Assembly Committee on Insurance each year,
19not later than 120 days after the association’s fiscal year, a financial
20report in a form approved by the commissioner and a report of its
21activities during the preceding fiscal year. Upon the request of a
22member insurer, the association shall provide the member insurer
23with a copy of the report.
Section 1858.35 of the Insurance Code is amended to
On or before May 1 of each year, the commissioner
27shall submit a report to the Senate Committee on Insurance, the
28Assembly Committee on Insurance, and the Governor stating the
29number and type of complaints received under this article and the
30status and disposition of these complaints. The commissioner may
31make any recommendations for improving the efficiency and
32effectiveness of complaint handling under this article.
33No information shall be provided under this section pertaining
34to a specified complaint against a specific insurer or rating
35organization. However, the
commissioner may report that
36information in the aggregate.
Section 11629.81 of the Insurance Code is amended
(a) The California Automobile Assigned Risk Plan
40shall report to the commissioner, the Senate Committee on
P9 1Insurance, and the Assembly Committee on Insurance on an annual
2basis, and at those additional times as it deems prudent, on the
3status of the program. The report shall include data regarding new
4policies, renewed policies, and policy cancellations or nonrenewals.
5(b) The department shall combine the report pursuant to
6subdivision (a) with the report required by Section 11629.85 and
7submit the combined report to the Legislature on or before March
815 of each
9(c) A report submitted pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be
10submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government
Section 11759.2 of the Insurance Code is repealed.