2020 REGULAR SESSION

INSURANCE

TRACKING SHEET

UPDATED WITH APRIL 15, 2020 ACTIONS 

(You can access a summary & text of the bill by clicking on the Bill Number)

 

Bill Number

Bill Sponsor

Summary

Last Action

SENATE BILLS

SB12

R. Alvarado

Require property and casualty insurers to notify insureds and agents of changes in the terms and conditions offered in a renewal policy.

01/08/20 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB39

R. Alvarado

Require payments made by or on behalf of an insured for health care services, and the usual and customary rate of health care services received at a no or reduced cost health care facility, to apply toward any cost-sharing requirements under a health benefit plan

01/08/20 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB51

R. Alvarado

Constitutional amendment to allow the General Assembly the power to limit noneconomic damages

01/08/20 - to State & Local Government (S)

SB64

R. Girdler

Amend KRS 15.753 to provide that the Finance and Administration Cabinet shall reimburse the Attorney General, a Commonwealth`s attorney, or a county attorney for fees or judgments after being sued for an act or omission in the course of his or her duties and AMENDED to add provisions extending statutes of limitations in civil cases related to child sexual abuse

04/15/20 - to Rules (S)

SB75

P. Wheeler

Regulation of off-highway vehicles

04/01/20 - to Transportation (H)

SB78

S. Meredith

Require the use of bicycle helmets

01/13/20 - to Transportation (S)

SB84

R. Girdler

Provide that an alteration of terms shall not be considered a refusal to renew

01/13/20 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB100

S. Meredith

Limit the amounts recoverable for medical costs in tort actions

01/31/20 - reassigned to Judiciary (S)

SB130

M. McGarvey

Statewide fairness law

02/03/20 - to Judiciary (S)

SB136

R. Mills

Originally dealt with home health care aides and was amended in the process to add language for taxation of disaster relief workers and to address COVID matters including getting advice from health care workers, impact state government contracting, and to extend various administrative actions during state of emergency

04/15/20 - to Rules (S)

SB150

R. Alvarado

Originally relating to out-of-network billing, House added COVID-19 Relief provisions

03/30/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 73)

SB178

R. Alvarado

Regulate advertising for legal services.

03/12/20 - to Judiciary (H)

SB181

R. Thomas

Adopts federal health care reform provisions on pre existing conditions

02/20/20 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB197

T. Buford

Relating to salvage titles, exempt clerks from immunity and exempt from notarization provisions

02/24/20 - to Transportation (S)

SB207

P. Hornback

require the Transportation Cabinet to establish a restriction category on the motorcycle operator`s license to operation of 3-wheeled motorcycles only

03/18/20 - returned to Transportation (H)

SB211

J. Carpenter

NCOIL model on auto towing and storage

02/27/20 - to Transportation (S)

SB215

P. Wheeler

Eliminate B readers for workers compensation

02/27/20 - to Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor (S)

SB247

G. Neal

Reforms to driver education.

03/05/20 - to Education (S)

SB263

P. Wheeler

Set forth the process to refund excess assessments to coal employers from coal workers worker comp fund

04/15/20 - delivered to Governor

SB283

M. McGarvey

Technical corrections to notary statutes

03/06/20 - to Judiciary (S)

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

SJr35

J. Adams

Direct the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish the Task Force on Services for Persons with Brain Injuries; establish duties of the task force; establish members of the task force; require a report to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2020; cease the task force by December 31, 2020, unless otherwise authorized by the General Assembly.

03/17/20 - posted in committee

SR263

T. Buford

Confirm the appointment of Sharon P. Clark as commissioner of the Department of Insurance, Public Protection Cabinet.

04/15/20 - adopted 34-0

HOUSE BILLS

HB3

C. McCoy

Related to comparative fault actions

03/19/20 - to Judiciary (S)

HB13

J. Nemes

Require an employer intending to relocate a call center from Kentucky to a foreign country to notify the secretary of the Labor Cabinet at least 120 days prior to such relocation

01/07/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB53

M. Prunty

Regulate professional employer organizations

02/04/20 - recommitted to Small Business & Information Technology (H)

HB66

R. Huff

Prohibiting the use of a personal electronic device while driving

01/07/20 - to Judiciary (H)

HB100

R. Rothenburger

Allow a fiscal court to levy a fee on certain units for the provision of emergency medical services; define units subject to fee; require fee to be placed on tax bill;

01/15/20 - posted in committee

HB150

J. Fischer

Provide that a statement of law in the American Law Institute`s Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance does not constitute the law of the Commonwealth when in conflict with listed authority

04/14/20 - delivered to Secretary of State (Acts ch. 86)

HB154

C. Massey

Adopts provisions of the Uniform Powers of Appointment Act, amended to make changes to the power of attorney uniform law including removing requirement of two disinterested witnesses

03/27/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 41)

HB173

M. Cantrell

Add property damage to uninsured motorists coverage under auto insurance policies

01/16/20 - posted in committee

HB177

J. Blanton

Create a new section of KRS Chapter 411 relating to qualified and complete immunity from civil liability for a law enforcement officer`s operation of a vehicle when responding to an emergency or pursuing a suspect.

01/07/20 - to Judiciary (H)

HB191

M. Cantrell

Require notification of accidents and wrecked vehicles

01/09/20 - to Transportation (H)

HB206

K. Moser

Require vision testing for operator`s license renewal;

01/10/20 - to Transportation (H)

HB211

A. Tackett Laferty

Require an employer to pay for medical benefits at the time of injury and thereafter during disability instead of 780 weeks

01/10/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB225

M. Marzian

Statewide fairness ordinance

01/13/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB239

A. Hatton

Workers Comp, eliminate the requirement that physicians contracting with the commissioner of the Department of Workers` Claims to perform evaluations in occupational disease claims be B readers who are licensed in Kentucky and are board-certified pulmonary specialists

01/14/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB253

D. Elliott

Require local law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction to investigate all traffic accidents involving a fatality that occur on state-maintained highways

03/02/20 - to Transportation (S)

HB254

D. Elliott

Require motorists to be held financial responsible for rescue from a flooded area, allow insurance policies to exclude coverage

01/16/20 - to Judiciary (H)

HB255

J. Tipton

Prohibit the use of a personal communication device or stand-alone electronic device while operating a motor vehicle

01/22/20 - posted in committee

HB272

S. Riley

Allows school board to determine group health insurance plans

02/06/20 - posted in committee

HB280

N. Tate

Prohibit booster seats and car seats in the front seat

01/21/20 - to Transportation (H)

HB305

C. Massey

Relating to creating a consolidated emergency services districts

01/24/20 - posted in committee

HB310

R. Wiederstein

Make non-compete provisions in advance practice nurse practitioner, physician, and osteopath employment contracts void and unenforceable

01/27/20 - to Judiciary (H)

HB313

J. Fischer

Insurance fraud reporting to NICB and changes to discounts for auto security devices

03/27/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 47)

HB314

J. Graviss

Increase claim limits for district court

01/27/20 - to Judiciary (H)

HB315

N. Tate

Relating to life insurance for members of the Kentucky National Guard.

03/05/20 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

HB337

J. Fischer

County clerk fees

03/17/20 - recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB371

R. Bridges

Establish the nonrefundable Kentucky affordable housing credit; allow the credit to be applied to the income and insurance taxes

02/05/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB373

R. Wiederstein

Provide for an all-payer claims database

02/06/20 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB378

W. Thomas

Provide that a county clerk`s reliance on salvage title application relieves county clerk from liability

03/27/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 49)

HB382

S. Santoro

Remove time of operation restrictions for golf carts operating on city and county roads

03/26/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 34)

HB386

S. Lewis

Increase the time limit from 1 year to 4 years that local governments may contract for ambulance services with private entities

02/27/20 - to State & Local Government (S)

HB411

R. Bridges

Deals with liens filing and perfecting of liens

04/15/20 - delivered to Governor

HB417

B. Rowland

Credit for reinsurance proposal from the DOI

03/27/20 - signed by Governor (Acts ch. 50)

HB425

B. Rowland

Peer-to-peer car sharing.

02/20/20 - posted in committee

HB430

J. Fischer

Require judgment lien notices to contain the date of final judgment; establish expiration dates for judgment liens; provide that a judgment lien expiration may be postponed under certain circumstances

03/17/20 - to Judiciary (S)

HB437

B. Rowland

Related to increased premiums of auto insurance for military personnel

03/18/20 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

HB439

R. Rothenburger

Establishing standards for a certificate of need for ambulance service providers

03/03/20 - posted in committee

HB448

B. Rowland

Makes changes to the WC Funding Commission on assessments and administration of claims

02/24/20 - posted in committee

HB449

M. Dossett

Exemptions from income tax and permitting requirements for disaster response businesses and employees.

04/01/20 - floor amendments (1-title) and (2) filed

HB453

S. Santoro

Make the Transportation Cabinet the issuer of drivers license and travel identity documents

03/27/20 - signed by Governor Acts ch. 51)

HB462

D. Bentley

Establish certain insurance practices relating to the reimbursement of pharmacists

02/24/20 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB472

M. Cantrell

Provides parameters for dismissing abusive lawsuits including court costs awarded to prevailing party

02/24/20 - to Judiciary (H)

HB481

K. Moser

Regulate advertising for legal services

02/26/20 - to Judiciary (H)

HB482

R. Huff

Require headlights to meet US DOT standards

02/27/20 - to Transportation (H)

HB490

P. Minter

Allows for punitive damages in civil rights actions

02/27/20 - to Judiciary (H)

HB492

M. Hart

Establish the community investment credit for financial institutions making loans to a community development financial institution

02/27/20 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB496

C. McCoy

Relating to genetic and genetic-related medical testing

03/19/20 - to Health & Welfare (S)

HB504

R. Heath

Require insurers to pay a fair and reasonable amount for motor vehicle repairs; prohibit insurers from relying on or considering survey data when determining the amount that shall be paid

03/02/20 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB507

B. Rowland

Shell bill related to insurance

03/02/20 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB508

B. Rowland

Shell bill related to service contracts

03/02/20 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB520

J. DuPlessis

Relating to motor vehicles abandoned on state highways, sets maximum towing and storage charges and set up notification process for lienholders if owner not identified

03/02/20 - to Judiciary (H)

HB534

M. Cantrell

Establish limitations on commissions, benefits, bonuses, rebates, kickbacks and bribes relating to health care services by any person including any provider or health care facility

03/02/20 - to Judiciary (H)

HB566

B. Rowland

Regulation of travel insurance

03/04/20 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB583

A. Tackett Laferty

Removes two year continued employment and exposure provision related to reopening black lung claims

03/04/20 - to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)

HB627

L. Elkins

Require compensation for economic loss for annexed areas, including insurance taxes

03/04/20 - to Local Government (H)

HB637

M. Koch

Change the Governor`s reporting duties of the status of workers` compensation self-insured groups from the Labor and Industry Interim Joint Committee to the Economic Development and Workforce Investment Interim Joint Committee.

03/06/20 - posted in committee

HB645

D. Osborne

Shell bill relating to fiduciary duties

03/05/20 - posted in committee

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

HCr111

R. Wiederstein

Create the Task Force on Alternative Reimbursement Payment Models for Rural Hospitals to consider alternative methods of helping rural hospitals in Kentucky address the challenges they face in continuing to provide access to health care services to their communities, improving health care outcomes, and increasing financial sustainability; establish membership and duties of the task force; submit any findings by December 1, 2020.

02/28/20 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HR135

K. Moser

Encourage the Legislative Research Commission to establish the Kentucky Emergency Preparedness Task Force; establish membership and duties of the task force; require findings to be submitted by Dec. 1, 2020.

04/15/20 - adopted by voice vote