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GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

The purpose of the Governmental Affairs Committee is to maintain a current awareness of all pending and proposed insurance legislation or regulation in the state, and to endeavor to positively influence same on behalf of the PIA of Louisiana membership.

Governmental Affairs Committee Members

State of Louisiana 2018 Regular Legislative Session

Convened on Monday, March 12, 2018
Final Adjournment no later than 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018

Below please find the list of bills reviewed by your Governmental Affairs Committee and related positions on each as well as the current position of the bill to date. Please contact any of your Governmental Affairs Committe members or your PIA staff with any questions you may have.

 
ADJUSTERS
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
SB37 J. Smith INSURANCE CLAIMS: Provides relative to the registration of catastrophe or emergency claims adjusters. (8/1/18)
SB37 MONITOR
SB86 J. Smith INSURANCE DEPARTMENT: Provides relative to continuing education for insurance adjusters. (8/1/18)
SB86 MONITOR
 
AUTO & MOTOR VEHICLE CONTRACTS
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB514 Shadoin MOTOR VEHICLES: Provides relative to the La. Used Motor Vehicle Commission
HB514 MONITOR
HB522 Davis INSURANCE/AUTOMOBILE: Provides relative to motor vehicle service contracts
HB522 MONITOR
HB659 Harvard MTR VEHICLE/TOWING: Provides relative to rules and regulations governing towing companies
HB659 MONITOR
SB138 Luneau AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE: Provides for out-of-state automobile insurance coverage. (8/1/18)
SB138 MONITOR
SB216 Milkovich AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE: Provides relative to duties and liability of insurers regarding automobile accidents. (8/1/18)
SB216 OPPOSE
SB287 Milkovich TRAFFIC: Provides relative to compulsory motor vehicle liability security. (8/1/18)
SB287 MONITOR
SB443 W. Bishop MOTOR VEHICLES: Reduces the fines for failure to maintain compulsory motor vehicle liability security. (8/1/18)
SB443 MONITOR
 
CIVIL
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB5 Connick PRESCRIPTION: Provides relative to the interruption of prescription
HB5 MONITOR
 
CLAIMS
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
SB85 J. Smith INSURANCE CLAIMS: Provides for an insured to opt in to receive a claim payment by electronic transfer. (8/1/18)
SB85 SUPPORT
 
DISTRACTED DRIVING
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB619 Huval, et al. TRAFFIC/VIOLATIONS: Provides with respect to the use of a wireless telecommunications device while operating a motor vehicle
HB619 SUPPORT
 
DOI ADMINISTRATION, INVESTIGATION AUTHORITY
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB607 Seabaugh INSURANCE: Provides relative to the commissioner of insurance's examination and investigation authority
HB607 MONITOR
HB608 Seabaugh INSURERS: Provides relative to persons subject to the examination authority of the commissioner of insurance
HB608 MONITOR
HB615 Jordan INSURANCE: Provides relative to administrative hearings involving actions of the commissioner of insurance
HB615 MONITOR
SB35 J. Smith INSURANCE COMMISSIONER: Provides relative to the discretion vested in the commissioner of insurance to levy fines for the violation of complaint directives. (8/1/18)
SB35 MONITOR
SB153 Morrish INSURANCE DEPARTMENT: Provides relative to the insurance fraud investigation unit within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections. (7/1/18)
SB153 SUPPORT
 
EMPLOYEE CONTRACTS
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB170 Foil LABOR: Provides relative to non-competition provisions in employment contracts
HB170 OPPOSE
 
INSURERS
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
SB139 Luneau INSURERS: Provides the option of a right of direct action against the insurer alone when the insured is a small business employing fifty or fewer full-time employees. (8/1/18)
SB139 OPPOSE
 
LA CITIZENS
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB333 Talbot INSURANCE/PROPERTY: Provides relative to the Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Policy Take-Out Program
HB333 SUPPORT
 
LICENSING
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB206 Anders INSURANCE COMMISSIONER: Permits the employment of a convicted felon in the business of insurance in certain circumstances
HB206 MONITOR
HB227 Anders INSURANCE: Provides relative to reapplication for a producer license subsequent to revocation
HB227 MONITOR
HB267 Anders INSURANCE: Provides relative to prohibited acts for insurers and insurance producers
HB267 MONITOR
HB330 Jordan INSURANCE: Provides for insurance producer prelicensing program requirements
HB330 MONITOR
HB363 Huval INSURANCE: Provides relative to the registration of controlling persons for business entities acting as insurance producers
HB363 MONITOR
HB451 Pierre INSURANCE: Provides relative to the licensing of foreign and alien insurers
HB451 MONITOR
HB506 Jackson INSURANCE DEPARTMENT: Provides for the licensing of bail enforcement agents
HB506 MONITOR
HB641 Pierre INSURANCE: Provides relative to the licensing and regulation of insurance producers
HB641 MONITOR
HB642 Pierre INSURANCE: Provides relative to the Bail Bond Apprentice Program
HB642 MONITOR
SB36 J. Smith INSURERS: Provides relative to continuing education requirements for insurance producers. (8/1/18)
SB36 MONITOR
 
LIFE & HEALTH
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB194 Howard INSURANCE/HEALTH: Provides a time period after payment of a claim during which an insurer may dispute and recoup the amount paid
HB194 MONITOR
HB246 Thibaut INSURANCE: Authorizes the commissioner of insurance to apply for a state innovation waiver to establish and implement a reinsurance program
HB246 MONITOR
HB472 Thibaut INSURANCE: Establishes the Louisiana Health Reinsurance Association
HB472 SUPPORT
HB551 Huval INSURANCE: Provides relative to the Louisiana Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association
HB551 SUPPORT
SB324 Mills INSURANCE COMMISSIONER: Provides relative to limitations on contracts with pharmacies. (1/1/19)
SB324 MONITOR
HB439 Talbot INSURANCE/HEALTH: Provides relative to insurance claims for air ambulance services
HB439 MONITOR
 
MANDATES
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
SB74 Gatti INSURANCE MANDATES: Requires insurance for persons handling explosives. (8/1/18)
SB74 MONITOR
 
MEDICAID
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB244 Talbot INSURANCE DEPARTMENT: Provides for the regulation of prepaid entities participating in the Louisiana Medicaid Program
HB244 MONITOR
 
MED MAL
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB586 Harris MALPRACTICE/MEDICAL: Amends the Medical Malpractice Act
HB586 MONITOR
 
NOTICES
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB169 Talbot INSURANCE: Provides for notice of the cancellation of an insurance policy
HB169 MONITOR
HB370 Talbot INSURANCE: Authorizes electronic delivery of insurance coverage notices
HB370 MONITOR
SB87 J. Smith INSURANCE DEPARTMENT: Provides relative to the electronic filing of documents. (8/1/18)
SB87 MONITOR
 
PROPERTY
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB606 Stokes CONDOMINIUMS: Provides relative to the Louisiana Condominium Act
HB606 MONITOR
 
RATING
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB636 Hunter INSURANCE: Prohibits the use of ZIP codes as a base for rate determinations
HB636 OPPOSE
SB222 Lambert AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE: Provides an insurance premium discount for members of the Louisiana National Guard who have not been activated. (8/1/18)
SB222 MONITOR
 
SURPLUS LINES
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB247 Huval INSURANCE/SURPLUS LINE: Provides relative to types of coverage available under surplus lines insurance
HB247 MONITOR
 
WORKERS COMPENSATION
ORIGINAL TEXT AUTHOR ISSUE CALENDAR PIA POSITION
HB257 Gaines WORKERS COMPENSATION: Provides for certain deadlines for treatment and appeals pursuant to the medical treatment schedule
HB257 MONITOR
HB609 Seabaugh INSURANCE: Provides relative to the administration of large deductible policies and collateral
HB609 MONITOR
SB180 Milkovich LIABILITY: Provides for tort liability for a worker's compensation insurer that causes further injury through the unreasonable denial of medical treatment to an injured worker. (8/1/18)
SB180 MONITOR


If you have any questions regarding PIA's legislative efforts, please do not hesitate to contact Jody Boudreaux or Natalie Cooper at the PIA of Louisiana office at 800-349-3434, PIA's Governmental Affairs Chair Lou Fey or any of your Governmental Affairs Committee members. Thank you for your support to your association! We are here to serve you!


In addition to monitoring the Louisiana Legislative Session as well as Congressional instruments pertinent to our industry, Governmental Affairs Committee members and PIA of Louisiana leadership regularly participate in PIA's Federal Legislative Summit in Washington, DC, held every year in the spring, wherein PIA of Louisiana members meet with Louisiana's Congressional leaders in DC to discuss PIA's Issues of Focus.

The 2017 PIA Federal Legislative Summit was held April 5 - 6 in Washington, DC, and your PIA of Louisiana leadership was in attendance.
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With House Majority Whipp Steve Scalise (R-LA) as a part of The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents Federal Legislative Summit are Richie Clements, Clements Insurance Services, Rusty Ruiz, Access Home Insurance, Louis G Fey, Bancorp South, Darryl Frank, Frank & Associates, Danielle Wagner, Gendusa Insurance Agency, Tim Clements, Clements Insurance Services, Moose Bulloch, Bankers Insurance Group and PIA of LA Lobbyist Robert Wooley.


With Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) as a part of The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents Federal Legislative Summit are Moose Bulloch, Bankers Insurance Group, Louis G Fey, Bancorp South, Barry White, The Lincoln Agency, Rusty Ruiz, Access Home Insurance, PIA of LA Lobbyist Robert Wooley, PIA of Louisiana Executive Vice President Jody Boudreaux, Danielle Wagner, Gendusa Insurance Agency, Lisa Donlon, Arthur J Gallagher, Darryl Frank, Frank & Associates, Time Clement and Richie Clements, Clements Insurance Services.


With Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) as a part of The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents Federal Legislative Summit are Lisa Donlon, Arthur J Gallagher, PIA of Louisiana Executive Vice President Jody Boudreaux, Barry White, The Lincoln Agency.


The Governmental Affairs Committee and PIA members-at-large also regularly participate in PIA's Annual Political Involvement and Advocacy Month and District Lobbying Day, which is held in August every year. This affords PIA members nationwide a great opportunity to meet with Congressional leaders in Congressperson's home district. It is a collaborative effort designed by PIA National and fully implemented through PIA members at the state level.

With Senator David Vitter (R-LA) as a part of The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents Political Involvement and Advocacy Month and District Lobbying Day are Brian Prejean, Rod Prejean & Associates, and PIA of Louisiana staff Natalie Cooper and EVP Jody Boudreaux


PIAPAC is the Professional Insurance Agents Political Action Committee. The PAC contributes to the campaigns of candidates to federal office who share our pro-insurance, pro-business perspective and who support our issues. PIAPAC is funded by the contributions of individual PIA members.



If you are interested in serving your association on PIA of Louisiana's Governmental Affairs Committee or if you would like to know more, please contact your Governmental Affairs Committee Members, the PIA of Louisiana staff at 800.349.3434 or email Natalie Cooper at natalie@piaoflouisiana.com.









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