SB 0656 Allows insurance policies and other materials to be provided in a language other than English
LR Number:3045S.05T Fiscal Note:3045-05
Committee:Insurance and Housing
Last Action:06/27/02 - Signed by Governor Journal page:
Title:SCS SB 656
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 656 - This act allows an insurer to provide insurance policies, endorsements, riders and explanatory materials in a language other than English. The English version shall govern disputes. If these materials are provided in a language other than English, the insurer shall provide a copy of the materials in English. The insurer shall disclose on such materials, in both English and the other language, that the translation is for informational purposes only and that the English version of the materials is controlling unless the language in the other language version is shown to be a fraudulent misrepresentation. Under this act, any knowing misrepresentation in providing materials in a language other than English shall be a violation of the Unfair Trade Practices Act.

This act is similar to HB 1381 (2002).