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h_bus_2016a_2016-02-23t13:34:28z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 02/23/2016



Final

BILL SUMMARY for SB16-029



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BUSINESS AFFAIRS AND LABOR


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Adopt amendment L.003. The motion passed without o

Refer Senate Bill 16-029, as amended, to the Commi
Pass Without Objection

PASS







01:34 PM -- SB 16-029



Representative Lawrence and Representative Duran, co-sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 16-029. Senate Bill 14-152 enacted model legislation adopted by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that increased the authority of the Commissioner of Insurance over derivative transactions and holding company systems. Senate Bill 16-029 adds authority for the commissioner to compel the production of information in a financial examination of an insurer. This bill also adds requirements for certain Colorado-domiciled insurers to assess the adequacy of their risk management by conducting NAIC's "Own Risk and Solvency Assessments" (ORSA) and to file ORSA summary reports with the commissioner. Beginning in 2017, ORSAs must be conducted no less than annually or when there are significant changes to the risk profile of an insurer or insurer group. ORSA reports are not subject to the Colorado Open Records Act and must be kept confidential. An insurer that fails to timely file its ORSA summary report is subject to a penalty of $200 for each day's delay, up to a maximum penalty of $25,000. The commissioner can reduce a penalty if the insurer demonstrates that the penalty would constitute a financial hardship. The commissioner may promulgate rules and orders in order to implement the bill.



Representative Duran discussed amendment L.003 (Attachment A).



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01:37 PM --
Jim Hall, American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), testified in support of the bill. Mr. Hall provided the committee with a handout (Attachment B).



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01:38 PM --
Virginia Morrison Love, Pinnacol Assurance, testified in support of the bill and the proposed amendment.



01:39 PM --
David Aspinwall, Great West Financial, testified in support of the bill. Mr. Aspinwall responded to questions from the committee.



01:43 PM --
Scott Lloyd and Peg Brown, Colorado Division of Insurance, responded to questions from the committee.



01:47 PM



The bill sponsors discussed amendment L.003.

BILL: SB16-029
TIME: 01:47:57 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.003. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Roupe
VOTE
Arndt
Garnett
Navarro
Nordberg
Pabon
Rosenthal
Roupe
Sias
Thurlow
Winter
Wist
Kraft-Tharp
Williams
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection







01:48 PM



Representative Duran and Representative Lawrence made closing remarks on the bill.




BILL: SB16-029
TIME: 01:48:40 PM
MOVED: Kraft-Tharp
MOTION: Refer Senate Bill 16-029, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Nordberg
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Nordberg
Yes
Pabon
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Roupe
Yes
Sias
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Winter
Yes
Wist
Yes
Kraft-Tharp
Yes
Williams
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS










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