SB 654

84(R) - 2015
Senate Business & Commerce
Senate Business & Commerce

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Kevin Eltife

Bill Caption

Relating to regulation of policy forms for certain commercial property and casualty insurance.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 654 would amend the definition of “commercial property insurance.” This definition would include any combination of the following:

  • Any lines of first party property insurance;
  • Inland marine insurance;
  • Crime coverage;
  • Boiler and machinery insurance;
  • Glass insurance provided as part of other coverage;
  • Insurance covering other perils or other coverages that have been approved by the commissioner.  

Lastly, this legislation would allow the commissioner of insurance to adopt rules that exempt or limit the review process of policy forms for certain commercial lines of insurance. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

5/20/15 update:

No amendments or modifications have been made to the bill in House committee.


We support SB 654 because it would make it possible for the commissioner of insurance to exempt or limit the approval process of certain commercial lines of insurance. In other words this legislation could limit government intrusion into the operations of certain insurers. This is good news for our limited government principle and free market principle.

The second chamber sponsor is Representative Workman.

Organizations Supporting

ACE Group
American Insurance Association
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies