HB 1073

85(R) - 2017
House Insurance
Senate Business & Commerce
House Insurance
Senate Business & Commerce

Companion Bill

SB 520

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


John Smithee


Brandon Creighton

Bill Caption

Relating to provisional permits for certain insurance agents.  

Fiscal Notes

From the Legislative Budget Board: No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 1073 would amend the Insurance Code to add that the Department of Insurance may now issue a provisional permit for a life agent upon receipt of an application, fee, and certificate signed by the appointing agent, insurer, or health maintenance organization.  

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill enhances our free market and limited government principles by decreasing regulation on life insurance agent licenses with the issuing of provisional permits, making it easier for an individual to earn a living. We support HB 1073.   

Organizations Supporting

Texas Association of Business
Texas Association of Life and Health Insurers