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HB 174: Insurance; insurer’s medium of payment of policy or contractual obligations; expand

Voted on Tuesday February 21, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

This legislation expands the definition of legal tender for insurance “face value” payouts. The language specifically addresses what can be put in a contract by an insurer as to how payouts can be dispersed.

It now includes wire transfer, cashier’s check (from bank or financial institution), draft check, bank check, electronic funds transfer, a gift card (if there are no fees associated and no expiration date)

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 162 90% Majority Vote
Nay 2 1.1%
Did not vote 9 5%
Excused 7 3.9%