CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 13

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                 , 2015

 

RE:    S.B. No. 1094

       S.D. 2

       H.D. 1

       C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Madam and Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the Senate to the amendments proposed by the House of Representatives in S.B. No. 1094, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

     The purpose of this measure is to make various updates to title 24, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to insurance, including:

 

     (1)  Making fees consistent for applications and services provided by the Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to certain groups and insurers;

 

     (2)  Enabling the Insurance Division to recover certain administrative costs associated with the applications process and services provided by the Division;

 

     (3)  Prohibiting rerating of rates approved by the Insurance Commissioner;

 

     (4)  Permitting the suspension, revocation, or denial of a mutual benefit society's certificate of authority under certain conditions; and

 

     (5)  Making other housekeeping and conforming amendments.

 

     Your Committee on Conference finds that this measure makes fees under title 24, Hawaii Revised Statutes, consistent for applications and services provided by the Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to purchasing groups, foreign risk retention groups, insurers subject to chapter 431, Hawaii Revised Statutes, fraternal benefit societies, mutual benefit societies, health maintenance organizations, and dental insurers.  This measure also enables the Insurance Division to recover certain administrative costs associated with the applications process and services provided by the Division.  Your Committee on Conference further finds that this measure specifies that rerating of rates approved by the Insurance Commissioner is prohibited; permits the suspension, revocation, or denial of a mutual benefit society's certificate of authority under certain conditions; and makes other conforming or housekeeping amendments within title 24, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for clarity and consistency.

 

     Your Committee on Conference has amended this measure by inserting an effective date of upon approval.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1094, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1094, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, C.D. 1.

 


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

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ANGUS L.K. MCKELVEY, Co-Chair

 

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ROSALYN H. BAKER, Chair

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ROMY M. CACHOLA, Co-Chair

 

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JILL N. TOKUDA, Co-Chair